# Knit Fabric Consumption Formula for a Basic T-Shirt

**Knit Fabric Consumption Formula for a Basic T-Shirt**

**Fabric Consumption:**

Fabric consumption is an important factor in **garments merchandising**. The profit of the order mostly depends on it. As a result, fabric consumption should be done accurately after receiving the order. As its vast importance on garments merchandising, today I will discuss the knit fabric consumption formula for a T-Shirt.

**Method of Knit Fabric Consumption:**

Knit fabric consumption should be done by using the following formula-

**Fabric consumption per dozen, (All measurements in cm), Note:**

- Types of fabric and fabric GSM will be confirmed by the buyer.
- For body length and sleeve length, approximate sewing allowance (12cm) should be needed at body hem, shoulder joint, sleeve hem, and armhole joint.
- For chest width, an approximate sewing allowance (6cm) should be needed at both side seams.
- And approximate fabric wastage in various stages is 10%.

**Now, I will provide an example for knit fabric consumption in the following. After that, all the confusion about the above discussion will be cleared I think.**

**Example:**

Suppose, one of the buyers has provided you the following measurement chart of a basic T-Shirt by mentioning the order quantity and fabric GSM. (Where Fabric is 100% cotton single jersey and **fabric GSM** is 160 and order quantity is 10000pcs). Then calculate the fabric consumption for this order.** Solution:**

**Here, we will follow the measurement chart for XL size.**

- Fabric GSM- 160,
- Total order quantity of clothing- 10000
- Body length or shirt length- 79cm
- Sleeve length- 43cm
- ½ Chest width- 61cm

Now, all the measurements are applied on the following formula-

**Fabric consumption per dozen, (All measurement in cm),**

= 3.45 + 10% (in kg)

= 3.795 kg per dozen.

So, fabric needed for 10000pcs (833.33 dozen) garments is 3162.5kg.

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Mian Basit ,

It would be great if you teach us with easy garment formulas

Please kindly share your formula , we will be grateful to you .

Can you share with me that formula?

Can you share that formula.

very good analyses for merchandising

in this formula loss may occurs due to without knowing fabric width ,we cant simply goes asper above expalnati

on theory.

Thanks for your nice advice….

Thanks

U r not 100% true.

Please advise how to calculate with fabric width. Thank you.

Thanks for sharing the formula.

To be more clear do you like to explain why you are divided by 10000000 and from where is comes/ make?

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Thanks of lot garments merchandising process of the calculation

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in this equation why using 1000000…..?

10000*1000

Nice & understand how to calculate knit fabric cons, thanks.

very nice formula… Thanks Dear..

Tuhin Khan

I have need Neck tap consumption or Back tap consumption for Basic Tee Shirt.

why u take sleeve length from collar to cuff? why not from arm hole to cuff?

Sajjad vai,

I have the same question why has he taken slv length from HPS to Slv opening. I think it’s wrong. It should be from shoulder tip to slv opening point.

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Thank you sir ,

Good job. Thanks you sir……………………………………………….

Dear Mayedul,

We read your post and take benefit a lot, thanks for that.

Could you pls help me about “over-coat” consumption in any Mens/Ladies size ?

Dear Mayedul,

We read your post and take benefit a lot, thanks for that.

Could you pls help me about “over-coat” consumption in any Mens/Ladies size ?

Dear Sir

Your tips are very helpful. So final result KG its complete finish fabric or required Yearn weight ? Could you pls be kind and make clear about this ?

Finish fabric

Finish fabric Bro. If you want to know how much yarn need for this T-Shirt. Then, you can add 12% with fabric consumption. Mind it, 12% is not fixed for all fabrication. It depends on many thing like- quantity, color, fabrication.

how can i get allowance

great post vai

Thanks sir for your valuable post.

Dear Sir, U give 10% wastage. I want to know this in details Like

Knitting + Dyeing Wastage………………..%

Cutting Wastage…………………………………%

Sewing + Print+ Others Wastage…………………………….%

Because. With following Measurement my Pattern consumption is 2.1 kg per DZN, But I found Marker Consumption 2.200 kg per Dzn.

Bro it’s just marketing consumption. This wastage not possible to apply in production. As per my factory experience, Knitting & dyeing wastage normally use 12% and cutting, sewing, printing, finishing wastage is 5%. So, total wastage must be 17% for production. I think it is just help for new learner.

thank you.

How to calculate back neck tape

I’m confused about slv length. Could you please clear the slv length, where from you took the measurement. As far I know from shoulder to slv opening point is the slv length. Please clarify this.

how will we compute if Rib is required at neck collar ( both circular and flat knit Rib )

Thankks sir for your information.

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Asalam walakum .

My self amreen from Bangalore.

I have a question as I have a 3yrs experience in knitting but I dont have a bit of knowledge of costing of both knits and wovens need ur help on the same as I have a interview on 27th .

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sir please i have more to learn knit & oven fabrics garments Consumption formula,

if the measurement is in INCHES what will be the formula..?

Dear sir.

IF WE TAKE MIDDLE SIZE (L) AND WORKOUT THE PROGRAME. WILL COME ANY PROBLEM.

Thank you, very informative post and thank you for everybody contribution. I was actually reading the content but based on inputs am fascinated at all the experience.

thank you very much .for this informative post

Hi can anyone help to understand the calculation and formula for fabric consumption?

Please revert me if anyone can help.