Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Shirt

Fabric Consumption Calculation Method for Woven Shirt

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

 

Introduction:

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.

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.

Suppose,
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.

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

Let,
Fabric width- 55”
Wastage-10%

1. Fabric consumption for the Body Parts (Body + Chest):

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

= 20.31yds per dozen……………………………………………………………………….. (1)

So, consumption for the Body Parts (Body + Chest) is 20.31yds 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),Fabric consumption for the Sleeve

= 17.64yds per dozen………………………………………………………………………… (2)

So, consumption for the sleeve is 17.64yds per dozen.

3. Fabric consumption for the Collar:

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

= 1.68yds per dozen………………………………………………………………………………… (3)

So, consumption for the Collar is 1.68yds per dozen.

4. Fabric consumption for the Cuff:

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

= 0.344yds per dozen……………………………………………………………………………. (4)

So, consumption for the Cuff is 0.344yds per dozen.

5. Consumption for the Collar Band:

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

= 0.63yds per dozen…………………………………………………………………………….. (5)

So, consumption for the Collar Band is 0.63yds per dozen.

6. Consumption for the Pocket:

Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),Fabric consumption for the Pocket

= 0.735yds per dozen………………………………………………………………………. (6)

So, fabric consumption for the Pocket is 0.735yds per dozen.

7. Consumption for the Yoke:

Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),Fabric consumption for the Yoke

= 3.04yds per dozen………………………………………………………………………….. (7)

So, consumption for the Yoke is 3.04yds per dozen.

Now,
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%]

= {(20.31 + 17.64 + 1.68 + 0.344 + 0.63 + 0.735 + 3.04) + 10%}
= (44.379 + 10%) per dozen.
= 48.82yds per dozen.

So, total fabric consumption for the woven long sleeve shirt is 48.82yds per dozen.

And,
Total fabric consumption for 10000pcs (833.33 dozen) woven long sleeve shirt is (48.82 × 833.33) = 40680.59yds.

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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29 thoughts on “Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Shirt

    1. Mayedul

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

      Reply
  1. Jonaid

    Dear,

    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.

    Jonaid

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    1. Mayedul

      Dear……….
      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

      Reply
  2. Mayedul

    Dear,
    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

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  3. jano

    hi!
    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.

    Reply
    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……….

      Reply
  4. AMINUL ISLAM

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

    Reply
  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

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
    1. Mayedul Islam

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

      Reply
  7. prem yadav

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

    Reply

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