Sewing Thread Consumption for Some Garments and Stitches

By | June 10, 2016

Sewing Thread Consumption for Some Apparel and Stitches

Sewing Thread:

Sewing thread is one of the most important trimmings for the garments. Before manufacturing the garments, we have to calculate thread consumption for the definite apparel. Every garment merchandiser should know the approximate amount of sewing-thread needed for making the garments. This assumption will help him to prepare costing for the definite garments very fast. As its importance, this article has shown some approximate sewing thread consumption for the definite garments and stitches.

Sewing thread

Sewing thread

Sewing Thread Consumption for Different Garments:

Thread consumption for some garments which can be used as rough has shown in the below table.

SL No.
Name of Garments
For Using
Sewing Thread
Consumption (m)
01
Aprons
All
20
02
Blouses
Girls, ladies
85
03
Girls, ladies
40
04
Brief
Childs, men’s, ladies
40/ 50/ 65
05
Dressing gown
Childs, men’s
165 / 250
06
Jacket
Men’s
200
07
Men’s
170
08
Neat wear
Ladies, men’s
70 / 80
09
Night dress
Childs, ladies
55 /100
10
Over coat
Childs, ladies, men’s
135 / 315 / 520
11
Skirts
Childs
100
12
Rain coat
All
285
13
Childs, ladies, men’s
 100 / 140 / 190
14
Men’s, child’s
110 / 75
15
Slipping bag
Adult, child’s
275 / 185
16
Suits
Ladies, men’s
365 / 480
17
Swim wear
Ladies
75
18
Tie
Men’s
5
19
Towel
All
10
20
Track suit
Ladies, men’s
160
21
Trouser
Men’s
270
22
Under wear
Men’s
50
23
Childs, ladies, men’s
25 / 45 / 35
24
Waist coat
Ladies, men’s
180

Sewing Thread Consumption Ratio for Different Types of Stitches:

The amount of thread consumption varies according to the types of stitches.

Stitch Type
Thread consumption for per cm seam (cm)
No. of needle
Needle thread and looper thread ratio
4.0
1
1:0
301, lock stitch
2.5
1
1:1
304, zigzag lock stitch
7.0
1
1:1
402, 2- thread chain stitch
5.5
1
1:3
503, 2- thread over edge stitch
12.0
1
1.2:1
504, 3- thread over edge stitch
14.0
1
1:5
512, 4- thread mock safety stitch
18.0
2
1:3.3
602, 4- thread covering stitch
25.0
2
1:3.3
606, 9- thread flat lock stitch
32.0
4
1:3.5
801, 4- thread safety stitch
17.5
2
1:1.4
802, 2- thread safety stitch
20.0
2
1:1.34
805, 2- thread safety stitch
21.0
3
1:2

Note:

Here, thread consumption are determined by combined with 5% wastage. Thread consumption may be different according to style of apparel.

-Written by

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

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