Patent Number: 6,308,648

Title: Method of making lined fabric products with an open hem

Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a method of making a lined fabric product having an open hem construction. An open hem construction refers to a lined fabric product in which a liner fabric is hemmed separately from a cover fabric. In this configuration, the liner fabric is allowed to drape independently from the cover fabric. In the past, fabric articles, such as curtains and draperies, having an open hem construction were primarily made exclusively by hand. The process of the present invention, on the other hand, allows some automation, improving the speed and cost at which the products are made.

Inventors: Burton; Perry E. (late of Easley, SC), LaBoone; Lois (Easley, SC), Noonan; John V. (Greenville, SC)


International Classification: D05B 35/02 (20060101); D05B 035/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018