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

Fabric consumption calculation method for woven shirt:

A garments merchandiser should identify each parts 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 with 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:
Consumption method for the above order will be discussed in the 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 short-cut method. Hope it will be effective for you.

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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