Journal Published Online: 26 May 2022
Volume 50, Issue 5

Investigation of Change in Sewing Needle Temperature: Part I: Influence of Fabric Types and Sewing Parameters



In modern industrial sewing, the further rise in sewing speed to increase production is mainly influenced by the extent of needle heat generated. The increased needle heat leads to damage to the sewing thread and fabric and a loss in productivity. Hence, the change in sewing needle temperature under various fabric types and sewing conditions is investigated for better understanding. An objective method to assess the generation of needle heat by utilizing a thermal camera is attempted, and the effects of change in needle heat by varying the parameters are assessed. The results from the thermal camera are statistically analyzed. The superimposed seam with a greater number of layers and high needle tension produced high needle heat, whereas poly-poly core spun sewing thread, 100 % polyester fabric, and a high stitch density contribute to the next level of needle heat generation. This investigation considered all the possible influencing parameters objectively and helps in maintaining reduced needle heat for a chosen fabric type and sewing conditions to improve the productivity with increased sewing speed.

Author Information

Jayakumari, M.
Department of Textiles and Apparel Design, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Rajalakshmi, M.
Department of Costume Design and Fashion, VET Institute of Arts and Science College, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Priyalatha, S.
Department of Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Kapoor, Vibha
Department of Design, Shilp Mandir, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India
Sampath, M. B.
Department of Textile Technology, KS Rangasamy College of Technology, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
Suganth, G.
Department of Textile Technology, R V S College of Engineering, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
Prakash, C.
Department of Handloom and Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Nadia, West Bengal, India
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Stock #: JTE20220010
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20220010