Patent Number: 6,984,279

Title: Process to make boxer shorts with an absorbent core

Abstract: A method of making a pant having a front-to-back crotch seam includes providing a flat web. The flat web can be cut into separate pieces or cut to provide interconnected pieces and the center portion of each separate piece is removed. Slits are cut in each separate piece or each interconnected piece and the remaining attached segments are drawn away from each other in opposite directions to bring first and second seam edges together for the purpose of forming a garment shell with a crotch seam. The method may be applied to a single piece of material representing a single garment or to an interconnected web of garments. After forming the crotch seam, the garment shell can be folded and side seams formed. The pant may include an absorbent structure.

Inventors: Mortell; Heather Schenck (Neenah, WI), Coenen; Joseph Daniel (Neenah, WI)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: B31F 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/10/02018