# 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.

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.

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.

## 55 thoughts on “Fabric Consumption Calculation for Woven Shirt”

1. mahesh says:

Good knowledge.

1. Mayedul says:

keep in touch………..@Mahesh

2. Jonaid says:

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

1. Mayedul says:

Dear……….
plz follow the calculating method only………..not others…

1. Yeasir says:

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%}

3. nayananim says:

Very good every body need to learn .

1. Mayedul says:

4. Mayedul says:

Dear,
Plz attention here….
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U should follow here the calculating method only……..not others….
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1. zahid Hossain says:

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

1. Rafiqul says:

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.

5. jano says:

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.

1. Mayedul says:

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………..

1. Thanks…………
Stay with us…………

2. Mayedul Islam says:

6. nayananim says:

1. Mayedul Islam says:

2. Mayedul Islam says:

Thanks.

7. mehedi says:

fine but need to grey fabric cost yarn cost.

1. Mayedul Islam says:

Ok..stay with us.

8. AMINUL ISLAM says:

where the consumption of cuff placket and front placket ??????????????????????

9. Md.Salim Bhuiyan says:

i like this formula

10. Mojibur Rahman Babor says:

Merchandiaing er onek kiao jante parlam, I also want to be a merchandiser but not getting a chance..Thanks a lot for sharing

11. robi says:

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.

1. Mayedul Islam says:

Thanks.
But don’t publish these as a book without my permission.
You can store all the posts for using yourself only.

1. robi says:

Yes, of course. I made the pdf only for myself. Thank you.

2. nitesh says:

Yes, Am agree with you and its correct

12. monerul says:

good..
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13. Auwal says:

hi,I am Auwal, I need buyer. shor garments items

14. Moid Ghazi says:

Thank you for sharing valueable knowledge

15. blessings says:

I like the topic….

why we multiply by 2 in formula of fabric consumption of woven shirt

17. shan says:

18. Shah Alam says:

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.

19. Md. Abu Huraira Raj says:

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.

20. Tariqul Morshed says:

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

21. dalim says:

Thanks

22. Shameem says:

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

1. Php says:

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.

23. Elwood says:

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!

1. Mayedul Islam says:

Thanks.

1. Mayedul Islam says:

Thanks.

24. Jenny says:

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

25. Manuel says:

Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!
existing here at this website, thanks admin of this web site.

1. Mayedul Islam says:

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.

27. JOTHIMURUGAN says:

FOB meaning sir?

28. abbas ali says:

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👍

29. Md.Amir says:

why 2.54 is double here?

30. Ayaz Siddiqui says:

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.