|Snapped and Hooked Closures - Some varieties of snaps and hooks |
are used in concealed applications, while others are used in decorative as
well as functional applications.
| 1. Fasteners are the correct size and location for the closure requirement. |
Sets are aligned and hooks are usually placed 118" (3mm) from the
edge of the overlap so the garment is secure and the closure lies flat.
|2. Fasteners are attached securely and neatly.|
|3. Concealed applications of fasteners are inconspicuous.|
| 4. Fasteners used in visible applications are suitable for the garment |
design and fabric.
|5. Durable coverings (thread or fabric) are used where appropriate.|
|6. The garment is reinforced on the wrong side, usually with interfacing.|
| 1. The zipper type and application are suitable for the garment's quality, |
design, fabric and use.
|2. The zipper length is adequate for ease in wear or use.|
| 3. Any visible stitching is straight, even and the thread matches, unless|
| 4. The zipper is securely inserted into the garment at the intended |
| 5. The zipper, when closed, is flat and smooth, free from puckering and |
does not buckle.
| 6. The zipper opening appears to be a continuation of the garment's seam |
|7. Horizontal seams meet across the zipper opening.|
| 8. Facings at the top of the zipper roll to the underside. Edges are |
smooth, even and flat.
| 9. The lapped zipper covers the stitching on the under lap so that the |
stitching is not visible.
| 10. The slot zipper is centered. Welts on each side of the placket appear |
identical in size, shape and placement, as well as equidistant from the
|11. The zipper slides easily and does not catch.|
|12. Fabric patterns are matched appropriately.|
|13. The seam at the end of an invisible zipper is smooth and straight.|
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