**Method of Garments Costing for Woven Long Sleeve Shirt (Factory Costing)**

**Mayedul Islam**

Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.

Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Email: [email protected]

**Introduction:**

If you want o be a **qualified merchandiser**, then you must have to know the method of garments costing. In **readymade garments sector**, garments costing is a very important port for a merchandiser. As its importance in **garments merchandising**, today I will present here a garments costing method for **woven long sleeve shirt**.

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**Method of Garments Costing for Woven Long Sleeve Shirt (Factory Costing):**

At the starting of a woven shirt costing, a woven garments merchandiser should confirm the following matters:

- Fabric Cost,
- Printing Cost,
**Embroidery**Cost,**Cost of Making (CM)**,**Washing**Cost,**Accessories**Cost,- Commercial Cost,
- Others Cost.

**Important tips*****

- The next duty is to calculate the fabric consumption and costing.
- Then finally all the others necessary cost should be added with fabric cost to achieve total cost of a garment.

**Now, I will present an example for Woven Shirt costing in the following. Hope, all the confusion will be cleared from the above discussion.**

**Example:**

Suppose,

The buyer “Bangla Apparel” forwards a “woven long sleeve shirt” item order to you with the following specification.

Fabric width- 60”

**Follow the below measurement chart:**

Actual Length | Allowance | Measurement with Allowance | |

Body Length from HSP | 64cm | 6cm | 70cm |

½ Chest | 40cm | 6cm | 46cm |

Sleeve Length | 30cm | 6cm | 36cm |

Armhole (Straight) | 15cm | 5cm | 20cm |

Collar Length | 38cm | 4cm | 42cm |

Collar Width | 6cm | 2cm | 8cm |

Cuff Length | 10cm | 3cm | 13cm |

Cuff Width | 2.5cm | 0.5cm | 3cm |

Collar Band Length | 28cm | 3cm | 31cm |

Collar Band Width | 2cm | 2cm | 4cm |

Pocket Length | 13cm | 2cm | 15cm |

Pocket Width | 9cm | 1cm | 10cm |

Yoke Length | 42cm | 4cm | 46cm |

Yoke Height | 11cm | 3cm | 14cm |

Now, calculate the garments costing (on FOB) for the above order.

**Solution:**

Fabric width – 60”

(Here, the given fabric width is 60”, during sewing, we cannot use the edge of a fabric. So, all time we must exclude 1” from the given fabric width. So, now the fabric width is 60-1 = 59”)

Wastage – 10%

Let,

- Fabric Cost per yds- $3.50
- Printing Cost per dozen- $1.6
- Embroidery Cost per dozen- $4.00
- Accessories Cost per dozen- $1.80
- Washing Cost per pcs- $1.00 so, washing cost per dozen is – ($1.00 × 12) = $12.00

*Now, we have to calculate the fabric consumption for this order.*

**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. Fabric consumption for the Collar Band:**

** **Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

** 6. Fabric consumption for the Pocket:**

Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

** 7. Fabric consumption for the Yoke:**

Here, we will apply the following formula (Per dozen),

Now,

By adding A, B, C, D, E, F and G we will get the total fabric consumption per dozen for the order. Here also, we add the fabric wastage%

**Total fabric consumption with wastage% for the woven long sleeve shirt is-**

= {(A + B + C + D + E + F + G) + Wastage %}

= {(5.64 + 2.52 + 0.59 + 0.14 + 0.22 + 0.26 + 1.13) + 10%}

= (10.5 + 10%) per dozen.

= 11.55yds per dozen.

So, total fabric consumption for the woven long sleeve shirt is 11.55yds per dozen.

**As, fabric cost per yds is $3.50 then, total fabric cost per dozen is (11.55yds × $3.50) = $40.43**

Now,

**By adding all the following costs with fabric cost, we will get the total FOB cost of garments per dozen.**

Fabric cost per dozen ……………………………………… $40.43 ………………………………. (H)

Printing Cost per dozen ……………………………………..$1.60 ……………………………………… (I)

Embroidery Cost per dozen ……………………………… $4.00 ………………………………………. (J)

Accessories Cost per dozen ………………………………..$1.80 ……………………………………… (K)

Washing cost per dozen …………………………………… $12.00……………………………………… (L)

Cost of making (CM) per dozen………………………… $15.00 ……………………………………….. (M)

Commercial cost ………………………………………………. $0.60 ……………………………………….. (N)

Others cost …………………………………………………. $0.20 ……………………………….. (O)

So,

**Total FOB cost per dozen = (H + I + J + K + L+ M + N + O)**

= $ (40.43 + 1.60 + 4.00 + 1.80 + 12.00 + 15.00 + 0.60 + 0.20)

= $75.63 per dozen.

In case of factory, we received the order from a buying hose (Here, we got the order from Bangla Apparel Buying House), so we have to pay 10%commission to them for that order.

**So, in this situation, total FOB cost per dozen stands at-**

= $75.63 per dozen + 10% commission

= $83.19 per dozen.

In factory costing, profit% for the factory (here-15%) should be added with total FOB cost per dozen.

So,

Total FOB cost per dozen with profit% stands at ($83.19 + 15%) = $95.67

Now, total FOB cost per pcs is ($95.67 / 12) = $7.97

**So, factory cost (FOB) per pcs garment is $7.97**

**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.

Besides,

**If you read this article with full concentration, then you can easily answer the following questions in the interview:**

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Pls advise for what means

Dozen

Yds

Thanks and we appricat your help

excellent!

Thank u Brother.

Please make a post about Method of Garments Costing for Denim Jeans (Factory Costing) like this post.

I thank the writer

U r most wc dear.

thanks

total consumption is 29.33 yds/dzn , where does 40.997 come from , pls help understanding . Thanks .

Its just an example for calculation..

all the numbers are used here to complete the calculation.

sure i agreed where they got it i am thinking they thinking some mistaken

it takes really long time to do the segmented costing . IS there a quicker way to do it ?

Pls help with the formula .

Thanks a lot for such helpful post. I am very new learner. Could you please let me know what the different between Collar and collar band is?

Thanks for this to publish

Are pocket, yoke and collar all be multiplied by 2? Please let me know, sir?

your costing is wrong.

Why?