Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Shirt

Fabric Consumption Calculation Method for Woven Shirt:

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 garment. So, the calculation of correct fabric consumption is very important to achieve the maximum profit from an order. In this article, I will show a useful method which is vastly applied in calculation fabric consumption calculation of woven shirt.

Fabric consumption calculation method for the woven shirt:

A garments merchandiser should identify each part 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 of 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:
The consumption method for the above order will be discussed 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),

(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. Consumption for the Collar Band:
Here, we will apply the following formula (per dozen),

6. Consumption for the Pocket:
Here, we will apply the following formula (per dozen),

7. Consumption for the Yoke:
Here, we will apply the following formula (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%]

= {(6.40 + 3.76 + 0.66 + 0.14 + 0.25 + 0.29 + 1.17) + 10%}

= (12.67 + 10%) per dozen.

= 13.94yds per dozen.

So, total fabric consumption for the woven long sleeve shirts is 13.94yds per dozen.

And,

Total fabric consumption for 10000pcs (833.33 dozen) woven long sleeve shirts is (13.94 × 833.33) = 11616.62yds.

Speech from the writer:
This type of article is too long but easy to understand than the short-cut method. Hope it will be effective for you.

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