Trimmings vs. Accessories in Garment Making

Definition of Trimmings:

Trimmings or trims are attached to the body of garments by
sewing. These materials are used in the sewing room with fabric. Trims are directly attached to garments. These are used for functional purposes.

Definition of Accessories:

Accessories are not directly attached to the garment by
sewing. These are used to make a garment attractive for sale and packing. In a word, accessories are
used for decorative and exporting purposes.

List of trimmings

  • Sewing Thread
  • Button
  • Zipper
  • Lining
  • Interlining
  • Motif
  • Rivet
  • Stopper
  • Lace
  • Braid
  • Elastic
  • All types of Label
  • Shoulder pad
  • Hook & Loop
  • Twill tape
  • Velcro tape
  • Seam Sealing tape
  • Shoulder Tape
  • Fusing material
  • Crochet
  • Rib
  • Pom pom
  • Wadding
  • Ribbon
  • Metal Badge
  • String/Draw Cord
  • Piping Cord
  • Logo Print
  • Eyelet/ Grommet
  • Buckle
  • Weaving Belt
  • Cable (steel ware)
  • Elastic Threads

List of accessories

  • Neck board,
  • Back board,
  • Plastic collar insert,
  • Hang tag,
  • Ball head pin,
  • Tissue paper,
  • Poly bag,
  • Silica gel bag,
  • Carton,
  • Carton sticker,
  • Safety sticker,
  • Hanger,
  • Price ticket,
  • Gum tape,
  • Bruss pin,
  • Tag pin,
  • Safety pin,
  • Buckle,
  • Size strip,
  • Pocket flasher,
  • Both side tape,
  • Plastic clip

List of Trimmings Required for Making Shirt:

  • Sewing thread,
  • Button,
  • Lining,
  • Interlining,
  • Motif,
  • Label i.e., main label, care label, size label, price label
    and composition label.
Trimmings vs. Accessories in Garment Making

List of Trimmings Required for Making Trouser or Pant:

  • Sewing thread,
  • Lining,
  • Button,
  • Zipper,
  • Label i.e. main label, care label, size label, price label
    and composition label.

List of Trimmings Required for Making Jacket:

  • Button,
  • Sewing thread,
  • Lining,
  • Motif,
  • Zipper,
  • Label i.e. main label, care label, size label, price label, and composition label.

Performance of trimmings

Trimmings are divided into two categories i) textile
material and ii) nontextile material- by considering these two group of trimmings quality are
assessed by the following performance-
  1. Lifetime,
  2. Shrinkage,
  3. Color fastness,
  4.  Rust
  5. Comfort ability.

1. Lifetime:

The life time of garments and the entire trimmings should be equal. Otherwise, garments will
be useless or rejected if any damaging to the trimmings occurs.
In particular, the trimmings may be
damaged due to the temperature during washing or pressing if
they are low quality.

2. Shrinkage:

The garments will be useless or look bad if the
trimmings of the garments are shrunk due
to the wash or temperature or any other reasons. For
example, if the sewing threads are shrunk
due to the above reasons, seam puckering must have happened.
As a result, the quality and
adornment of garments will be poor.

3. Color fastness:

The color of trimmings may fade due to the wash, friction, or heat from the sunlight. If it
happens, the quality and adornment of apparel will be poor.
It must need the proper care to the
color fastness of trimmings.

4.Rust:

Metal types trimmings of non-textile materials like button,
zipper and so on would be rejected
due to form rust on them. To avoid rusting, it must be used
metal typed trimmings which are rust
proof or nickel plated trimmings or non-metal type
trimmings.

5.Comfort ability:

The trimmings which are used in the garments should not
create any disturb during end use.
Trimmings are used in the garments should be comfortable
during end use to prevent skin
disease to the wearied.

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