Sewing Thread Consumption for Some Garments and Stitches

Sewing Thread Consumption for Some Apparel and Stitches

Sewing Thread:

Sewing thread is one of the most important trimmings for the garments. Before manufacturing the garments by using different types of fabric, we have to calculate thread consumption for definite apparel. Every garment merchandiser should know the approximate amount of sewing-thread needed for making the garments. This assumption will help him to prepare to cost for the definite garments very fast. As its importance, this article has shown some approximate sewing thread consumption for the definite garments and stitches.

Sewing thread

Fig: Sewing thread

Sewing Thread Consumption for Different Garments:

Thread consumption for some garments can be used as rough as shown in the below table.

SL No.
Name of Garments
Using
Sewing Thread
Consumption (m)
01
Aprons
All
20
02
Blouses
Girls, ladies
85
03
Girls, ladies
40
04
Brief
Childs, men’s, ladies
40/ 50/ 65
05
Childs, men’s
165 / 250
06
Jacket
Men’s
200
07
Men’s
170
08
Neat wear
Ladies, men’s
70 / 80
09
Nightdress
Childs, ladies
55 /100
10
Overcoat
Childs, ladies, men’s
135 / 315 / 520
11
Skirts
Childs
100
12
Raincoat
All
285
13
Childs, ladies, men’s
 100 / 140 / 190
14
Men’s, child’s
110 / 75
15
Slipping bag
Adult, child’s
275 / 185
16
Suits
Ladies, men’s
365 / 480
17
Swimwear
Ladies
75
18
Tie
Men’s
5
19
Towel
All
10
20
Tracksuit
Ladies, men’s
160
21
Trouser
Men’s
270
22
Underwear
Men’s
50
23
Childs, ladies, men’s
25 / 45 / 35
24
Waistcoat
Ladies, men’s
180

Sewing Thread Consumption Ratio for Different Types of Stitches:

The amount of thread consumption varies according to the types of stitches.

Stitch Type
Thread consumption for per cm seam (cm)
No. of needle
Needle thread and looper thread ratio
4.0
1
1:0
301, lock stitch
2.5
1
1:1
304, zigzag lock stitch
7.0
1
1:1
402, 2- thread chain stitch
5.5
1
1:3
503, 2- thread overedge stitch
12.0
1
1.2:1
504, 3- thread overedge stitch
14.0
1
1:5
512, 4- thread mock safety stitch
18.0
2
1:3.3
602, 4- thread covering stitch
25.0
2
1:3.3
606, 9- thread flatlock stitch
32.0
4
1:3.5
801, 4- thread safety stitch
17.5
2
1:1.4
802, 2- thread safety stitch
20.0
2
1:1.34
805, 2- thread safety stitch
21.0
3
1:2

Note:

Here, thread consumption is determined by combined with 5% wastage. Thread consumption may be different according to the style of apparel.

-Written by

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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