Undergarments having finished edges and methods therefor

  • US 7,228,809 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2004
  • Issued: 06/12/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of making a fabric having a finished edge comprising:

  • cutting a fabric to provide a cut edge having a plurality of fibers, at least some of said fibers having free ends terminating at an edge of said fabric;

    after cutting the fabric, disposing a bead of a curable polymer over at least a portion of the cut edge of said fabric so that said curable polymer engages the free ends of said fibers at the edge of said fabric;

    after the disposing step, curing said polymer for finishing the edge of said fabric, wherein the finished edge is an unopposed edge that is stretchable for adjusting to movement of said fabric.

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