**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.

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

- Body parts (Body Length + Chest width),
- Sleeve,
- Collar,
- Cuff,
- Collar Band,
- Pocket,
- 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),

= 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),

= 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),

= 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),

= 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),

= 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),

= 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),

= 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.

Good knowledge.

Thanks for your valuable comment……

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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

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…

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Very good every body need to learn .

Thanks for your nice comment…….

Dear,

Plz attention here….

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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.

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……….

v good many help to get learning about costing.

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Thanks for your nice comment.

Very good & helpful

Thanks for your nice comment.

Thanks.

fine but need to grey fabric cost yarn cost.

Ok..stay with us.

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

i like this formula

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

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.

Thanks.

But don’t publish these as a book without my permission.

You can store all the posts for using yourself only.

Yes, of course. I made the pdf only for myself. Thank you.

Yes, Am agree with you and its correct

good..

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hi,I am Auwal, I need buyer. shor garments items

Thank you for sharing valueable knowledge

I like the topic….

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

much helpful, tnks to the admin or management

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.

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.