There is a wide range of types of trimmings used in garments, which are visible and invisible garment trims added for better performance and decoration. We want to help clothing brands and factories have a better sense of different trims. So, the article will discuss them in the clothing-making process.
What are Trimmings?
When making clothing, all materials used on it except for fabrics are called clothing trimmings.
What are the different types of trims in garments?
- Garment Interlining
- Garment lining
- Clothing filler
- Clothing padding
- Threads and band
- Decoration trims
- Other trimmings
Cotton fabric interlining
The main varieties of cotton fabric lining are fine cloth, striped cloth, flannel, etc. It is mostly used for casual wear, jackets, children’s clothing, etc. of cotton fabric. So, it has good moisture absorption and warmth retention. Then, we think it has a moderate price. So, it is common in our daily life.
Viscose fiber interlining
The viscose fiber interlining is mainly beautiful silk, which has a wide usage. And it is perfect for middle and high-end clothing such as suits, suits, coats, skirts, pants, jackets, etc. Besides, it is flat and smooth, rich in colors, and easy to put on and take off. But it is easy to wrinkle and is not washable.
The silk fabric (textile) interlining
The silk fabric interlining includes electric spinning, small spinning, taffeta, spun silk spinning, soft satin, etc. And it is ideal for silk clothing, summer thin woolen clothing, high-end woolen clothing, fur, and leather clothing. In addition, it is smooth, and it is very beautiful in texture. But it is not firm. And then, it shrinks a lot. But, it has a higher price in the marketing.
Synthetic fiber filament interlining
The nylon silk of the kind of interlining is ideal for general clothing. Then, it is light in texture and smooth. And it does not shrink, and the price is cheap. But, it feels sultry and easy to vacuum when worn. So, we use it for jackets, windbreakers, and ski wear. The more common interlining types are polyester taffeta; rayon; chiffon lining; satin; knitted lining, etc.
Garment lining is a material used in certain parts of clothing to complement, perfect clothing shaping, or assist clothing processing. Such as collar lining, chest lining, waist lining, etc.
There are many types of clothing linings. The main types are cotton lining cloth; linen cloth; bristle lining; horsetail lining; resin lining; adhesive lining, etc.
Flocculent: There is no fixed shape, loose filling material. And we should add the lining when the garment is finished. Meanwhile, it must be machined or hand-quilted. The main varieties are cotton, silk floss, camel hair, and down. So, they are good for warmth and heat insulation.
Material: It is made of synthetic fiber or other synthetic materials to make a flat heat-retaining filler. Types include chlorinated fiber; polyester fiber; acrylic fiber-shaped or hollow cotton; and smooth plastic. It has a uniform thickness and is easy to process. Meanwhile, it has a stiff shape, mildew resistance, and easy washing.
Clothing padding is one of the types of trimmings used in garments. And it locates in the inner layer of the garment. Thus, it gives the garment a plump appearance.
Materials: cotton pads, foam plastic pads, wool, and chemical fiber needle-punched pads.
According to the part of use: shoulder pads, chest pads, collar pads, etc.
Threads and band
Threads are materials that connect garment pieces and use for decoration, knitting, or special purposes. It is a small material in clothing trims. But it is a necessity in people’s lives. Thread products can divide into two categories: sewing thread and decorative thread.
Types of sewing threads: cotton thread; polyester cotton thread; polyester thread; cored thread; nylon thread; vinylon thread; polypropylene thread.
The varieties of decorative thread: embroidery thread, braided thread, gold and silver thread.
Bands are mainly composed of decorative, practical, industrial, and protective belts.
- Decorative bands: elastic bands, ribbed belts, rayon ribbons, color ribbons, piping belts, placket belts, etc.
- Practical belts: nylon buckle belts, trouser belts, backpack belts, water bottle belts.
- Industrial band: Fire belts, power belts, and automobile sealing belts.
- Protective belt: hair tie, shoulder protector, waist protector, etc.
Fasteners play the role of connection, combination, and decoration in clothing. And it includes buttons, zippers, hooks, loops, and nylon snap fasteners.
There are mainly collar hooks, trouser hooks, heart pull buttons, D rings, hook and loops, waist clips, plastic or metal buckles, etc.
The decoration trims mainly include lace and embellishment trims (beads, sequins, plastic sheets, animal feathers, etc.). Their basic function is to enhance clothing modeling and decoration.
There are many kinds of embellishment lace, and lace is also an indispensable part of decorative materials. It is an important decorative material for women’s and children’s wear.
Then, it includes embroidery Lace, water-soluble lace, lace trim, cotton lace. But, we also divide it into non-elastic lace fabrics and elastic lace fabrics.
There are other types of trimmings used in garments. Such as all kinds of clothing labels, hangtags, and strings, packaging.