Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Bottom

Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Bottom:

In the garments sector, an order profit totally depends on the fabric consumption of garments. So, it’s a mandatory duty for a garments merchandiser to make a correct fabric consumption of that order. As its importance on garments merchandising, today I will present a fabric consumption calculation method for woven bottom garments.

Woven bottom

Woven bottom

Fabric consumption calculation method for the woven bottom:

Before going to the fabric consumption of woven bottom garments, a woven merchandiser should identify all the parts of that.

Normally, a woven bottom consists of the following parts-

  1. Body parts,
  2. Pocket,
  3. Pocketing Fabrics,
  4. Belt Loop.

Suppose,
The Buyer “Nautica” forwards a “Woven Denim Bottom” item order (10000pcs) to you with the following specification.

Follow the below measurement chart.
Now, calculate the required fabric consumption for the above order.

Solution:

Fabric consumption for the woven bottom will be discussed below in part by part:

Let,
Fabric width- 56”
(Here, the given fabric width is 56”, 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 56-1 = 55”)

Wastage- 10%
(Normally, we add 10% wastage for the regular denim fabric but in the case of Spandex fabric, it goes up to 25%)

During calculating the fabric consumption of woven fabric, all time we will use the following formula,

1. Fabric consumption for the Body Parts:

Here, we will apply the following formula (per dozen),
Now,
Body Width,
= 1/2 Thigh with sewing allowance
= 20

Now, from equation (A), we get-
ma
= 22.30yds per dozen………………………………………………… (B)

So, the fabric needed for the body parts is 22.30yds per dozen.

2. Fabric consumption for the Back Pocket (2pcs):

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

= 1.36yds per dozen………………………………………………………………..(C)

So, the fabric needed for the back pocket is 1.36yds per dozen.

3. Fabric consumption for the Pocket Bag (2pcs):

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

= 2.72yds per dozen……………………………………………… (D)

So, the fabric needed for the pocket bag is 2.72yds per dozen.

4. Fabric consumption for the Belt Loop (5pcs):

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

= 0.12yds per dozen……………………………………………. (E)

So, the fabric needed for the belt loop is 0.12yds per dozen.

Now,
By adding the equation B, C, D and E we can get the total fabrics consumption for the above order (per dozen)-
= (B +C + D + E) yds per dozen
= (22.30 + 1.36 + 2.72 + 0.12) yds per dozen.
= 26.5yds per dozen.

So, the total fabric consumption for the above order is 26.5yds per dozen.

And,
Total fabrics consumption for 10000pcs (833.33dozen) garments is (26.5 × 833.33) = 22083.25yds per dozen.

Just wait for few seconds….!!!!

I know you are too angry now due to see the calculation result. Try to understand, I have just tried to show the calculation method only. I didn’t bother with the calculation result. Yes, I should do that by using actual numbers but I didn’t. So, please don’t misunderstand me. Follow this method after receiving your “actual measurement chart”. Hope you will understand. Thanks.

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