Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Shirt

By | July 7, 2015

Fabric Consumption Calculation Method for Woven Shirt

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com



In garments trade, Consumption and Costing is the primary requisition for a merchandiser. Fabric cost bears approximately 40%-45% of the total cost of any garments. So, calculation of correct fabric consumption is very important to achieve the maximum profit from an order.

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Fabric consumption calculation method for woven shirt:

A garments merchandiser should identify each parts of a “woven long sleeve shirt” before starting the consumption calculation.

parts of long sleeve woven shirt

Parts of long sleeve woven shirt

Normally, a “woven long sleeve shirt” consists with the following parts-

  1. Body parts (Body Length + Chest width),
  2. Sleeve,
  3. Collar,
  4. Cuff,
  5. Collar Band,
  6. Pocket,
  7. Yoke.

The buyer “GAP” forwards a “woven long sleeve shirt” item order (10000pcs) to you with the following specification.

Follow the below measurement chart:
Now, find the required fabric consumption for the order.

Consumption method for the above order will be discussed in the below in part by part.

Fabric width- 55”

1. Fabric consumption for the Body Parts (Body + Chest):
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

(Note: 2.54 used to convert into inch from cm and 36 used to convert into yds from inch).

2. Fabric consumption for the Sleeve:
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

3. Fabric consumption for the Collar:
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

4. Fabric consumption for the Cuff:
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

5. Consumption for the Collar Band:
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

6. Consumption for the Pocket:
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

7. Consumption for the Yoke:
Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),


Total fabric consumption for the woven long sleeve shirt is-

= [{Number (1) + Number (2) +Number (3) +Number (4) +Number (5) +Number (6) +Number (7)} + Wastage%]

= {(6.40 + 3.76 + 0.66 + 0.14 + 0.25 + 0.29 + 1.17) + 10%}

= (12.67 + 10%) per dozen.

= 13.94yds per dozen.

So, total fabric consumption for the woven long sleeve shirt is 13.94yds per dozen.


Total fabric consumption for 10000pcs (833.33 dozen) woven long sleeve shirt is (13.94 × 833.33) = 11616.62yds.

Speech from the writer:
This type of article is too long but easy to understand than short-cut method. Hope it will be effective for you.

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46 thoughts on “Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Shirt

    1. Mayedul

      Thanks for your valuable comment……
      keep in touch………..@Mahesh

  1. Jonaid


    If one dzn men’s long sleeve shirts consumption is 49 yds, how this industry will survive.
    Anyway, your try is highly appreciatable.

    Keep continue.


    1. Mayedul

      i have already 15+ times mentioned that this article is only for an example that how we should calculate……….
      plz follow the calculating method only………..not others…
      Thanks for your comment……….@Jonaid

      1. Yeasir

        Brother, in order to convert cm square to feet square, we have to divide the figure by 6.45( Since this is area)
        I guess that is why your consumption has yielded that high since you divide by 2.54 only.

  2. Mayedul

    Plz attention here….
    The person who have confusion about the calculating result. i will say something for u now…..
    This article is only for an example…all the numbers are used here just for completing the calculation…
    U should follow here the calculating method only……..not others….
    For any advice, suggestion, correction u can contact in my FB inbox or at my mail…..
    Stay with us here by subscribing……
    Thank u all for your fantastic support………@For all

  3. jano

    i wonder what is the practical value of a calculation without realistic figures? there are plenty of calculations in the web which are correct, so this is only time wasting.
    the tricks everybody wants to know is how the safe fabric with better cutting efficiency, not the mats.

    1. Mayedul

      My only target is to show the method that how we should calculate………..
      I think, if u know the method, then u can complete any types of consumption………..
      Anyway thanks for your comment……….


    where the consumption of cuff placket and front placket ??????????????????????

  5. Mojibur Rahman Babor

    Merchandiaing er onek kiao jante parlam, I also want to be a merchandiser but not getting a chance..Thanks a lot for sharing

  6. robi

    Sir, There is a little mistake in the formula, Because Square inch(55″ * 36″) can not be multiplied by a single 2.54 cm. It should be multiplied by (2.54 * 2.54). That is, you should have written (55 * 36 * 2.54 * 2.54). Then you will also get the correct answer. Everything is perfect except that mistake. Your posts helped me a lot. I saved all the posts of yours and made a pdf book with index. Now I am waiting for your next post. Thanks a lot. keep it up.

    1. Mayedul Islam

      But don’t publish these as a book without my permission.
      You can store all the posts for using yourself only.

  7. prem yadav

    why we multiply by 2 in formula of fabric consumption of woven shirt

  8. Shah Alam

    Thanks for formula but is it for 1 pocket or 2 pocket.
    Every where 2 but if 1 pocket may be it will be 0 * 12 please clear me.

  9. Md. Abu Huraira Raj

    Dear sir, I want to know about collar & collar band consumption. Both you are used 2. But a shirt is used only 1 collar & only 1 collar band.
    Kindly clear mention point.

  10. Tariqul Morshed

    Thanks for share with us this nice topic. This topic realy helpful. I was a problem about Fabric consumption. Im seeking this topic and I have gotten best suggestion from this post. I hope same topic in future. Thanks

  11. Shameem

    Hi All

    I am in confused. Because of back yoke calculation. Already taken body length including yoke. So that may be no need yoke consumption once again or some things different calculation. Can you clarify please,


    1. Php

      The yoke is cut in 2 main yoke and the under yoke.
      Body length includes the main yoke and the under yoke is than calculated.

  12. Elwood

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but
    I find this matter to be really something which I think I
    would never understand. It seems too coplex and extremely broad for me.
    I am loloking forward for your next post, I will try
    to get the hang of it!

  13. Manuel

    Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!
    existing here at this website, thanks admin of this web site.

  14. Adrianne

    I do agree with all of the ideas you have introduced to your post.
    They are very convincing and can certainly work.
    Still, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please extend them a little from next time?
    Thanks for the post.


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