**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.

**Normally, a “woven long sleeve shirt” consists of 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:
**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.

Mayedul Islam is a Founder and Editor of Garments Merchandising. He is an Expert in Garments Merchandising. Writing is his passion. He loves to write articles about Apparel, Textile and Garment Washing specially on Merchandising. Mail him at mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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…

Thanks for your comment……….@Jonaid

Brother, in order to convert cm square to feet square, we have to divide the figure by 6.45( Since this is area)

I guess that is why your consumption has yielded that high since you divide by 2.54 only.

Fabric consumption for the Body Parts (Body + Chest):

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

Where is calculation part above all consumption? How did we find Total consumption without calculation? See below..

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%}

Please hope for best reply..

Still now waiting this reply..If there anyone to give me reply?

Very good every body need to learn .

Thanks for your nice comment…….

Dear,

Plz attention here….

The person who have confusion about the calculating result. i will say something for u now…..

This article is only for an example…all the numbers are used here just for completing the calculation…

U should follow here the calculating method only……..not others….

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in a shirt pocket is only one then why we are taking 2 pcs????please

why are you arguing brother? If you are not interested then you can leave. Nobody help us in factory. We can learn from these types of pages.

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.

Thanks…………

Stay with us…………

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.

Thanks for share with us this nice topic. This topic realy helpful. I was a problem about Fabric consumption. Im seeking this topic and I have gotten best suggestion from this post. I hope same topic in future. Thanks

Thanks

Hi All

I am in confused. Because of back yoke calculation. Already taken body length including yoke. So that may be no need yoke consumption once again or some things different calculation. Can you clarify please,

Thanks//Shameem

The yoke is cut in 2 main yoke and the under yoke.

Body length includes the main yoke and the under yoke is than calculated.

You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but

I find this matter to be really something which I think I

would never understand. It seems too coplex and extremely broad for me.

I am loloking forward for your next post, I will try

to get the hang of it!

Thanks.

Nice

Thanks.

Can you please tell why 12 is taken in formula 1-7 ?

Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!

existing here at this website, thanks admin of this web site.

Thanks

I do agree with all of the ideas you have introduced to your post.

They are very convincing and can certainly work.

Still, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please extend them a little from next time?

Thanks for the post.

FOB meaning sir?

you have used two times used 2.54 opt-1 used for convert co to inch , another one used 2.54 why, pls explain, I will benefited👍

why 2.54 is double here?

It is no doubt a v nice try, it is appreciating, but I have 2 questions.

1)

normally we first calculate fabric width and then calculate gross ( consumption of fabric for a garment), then, we knit or purchase the fabric with the required width. but you just supposed the width; I mean there should be some method to calculate the width of the fabric, which is, therefore, the first step.

2) you did not use GSM of the fabric, although it is used in fabric consumption calculation.

Please clarify my questions.

any body are welcome to answer.

Regards,

This is Woven Fabrics, and Woven fabrics doesn’t required GSM for consumption. hope it’s clear.

very nice .pls upload here knitting yarn consupton