Modelling Multi-layer Seam Puckering

Jin Lian hu, Liang ma, Baciu George, Wingo Sai Keung Wong, Weiyuan Zhang

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


This paper presents a method for modelling the seam puckering of multi-layer fabrics by considering the thread shrinkage as well as seam structure and fabric compression properties. A theoretical investigation and numerical calculation of forces acting on the sewing thread were carried out. Based on this, the forces causing the thread tension puckering were analyzed and a seam model to calculate the deformation of a multi-layer seam when threads shrink is presented. Three types of seams were simulated and satisfactory results were obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-673
Number of pages9
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • modelling
  • multi-layer seam
  • puckering
  • seam
  • stitch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

Cite this