Research Article: Thread Type and Stich Density Suitable for Seams in Ghanaian Public Basic School Uniforms

Journal Name: Current Materials Science

Author(s): Patience Danquah Monnie, Docea Fianu, Efua Vandyck

What is it about?

The quality of a sewn garment is dependent on the quality of its seams that are the basic structural element. The factors affecting seam quality in garments include sewing thread type and stitch density. Making the right choice of these helps in getting quality seams in garments. However, the choice of suitable sewing threads and stitch densities for particular fabrics can only be determined through testing. The research was conducted to determine sewing thread brand and stitch density suitable for seams for a selected fabric (79% polyester and 21% cotton) for public basic school uniforms in Ghana.

Why is it important?

This research has helped to establish a suitable sewing thread brand and stitch density that can aid in the achievement of good quality school uniforms. Learn more here: