Embroidery Fabric Defects

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Next, in the Defects blog series, we will discuss the defects found in the embroidery. Embroidery is used in garments to enhance their aesthetic appeal, but when defects appear in the embroidery itself, the quality of the garment deteriorates.

Embroidery defects can be a result of irregularities in the stitches or the design or both. Based on the defect we can incorporate some remedial measures to counter their occurrence in the garment.

1. Poor Registration: This defect appears when the embroidery’s design and stitches don’t align correctly.

2. Fabric Grin/Gapping: In this defect the base fabric is visible from the embroidery, either from between design or patterns or on the edge of the embroidery.

3. Missed Trim: Appearance of extra embroidery threads left between patterns or other design elements in the embroidery.

4. Bunching at Corners: The corners of the design or letters in the embroidery are not crisp due to gathering up of thread at one point.

5. Poor Stitch Balance: In this defect, the bobbin thread shows up on the top side of the embroidery.

6. Fabric Damage: Damage caused to the fabric due to repetitive needle penetration, especially around the corners of the embroidery.

7. Thick Embroidery: Embroidery being too dense or thick at some places.

8. Poor Stitch Density: Base fabric visibility through the embroidery due to low stitch density.

9. Poor Hooping: The fabric surrounding the embroidery gets distorted or crumpled and cease to lay flat on a surface.

Embroidery is generally used for logos or for adding a design element to the garment. Ensuring embroidery’s quality thus becomes vital for the ensuring quality of the final garment. With the above information on the defects, their causes and remedies at hand, we can ensure minimum quality fallouts due to embroidery defects in our garments.

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  1. Roshan Sinha says

    Very informative.

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