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How to Calculate Fabric Consumption

for Woven Bottom


How to Calculate Fabric Consumption for Woven Bottom
Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

Introduction:
Fabric consumption for woven bottom is an important tusk for merchandiser. If calculation is not
correct then company will face to huge loss and reputation also fall. This article will be helpful for
beginners who are involved in garment sector. In garment sector there are two types of
merchandise, one is woven merchandise (Such as Shirt, Pant, Blouse etc.) & the other one is knit
merchandise (T-shirt, Polo shirt, Fashion knit, Sweater Etc ). In this article I will explain fabric
consumption for woven bottom.

Bottom and their parts

How to calculate fabric consumption for woven bottom:


Normally, a woven bottom consists with the following parts-

1. Body parts,
2. Pocket,
3. Pocketing Fabrics,
4. Belt Loop.
For calculating fabric consumption for woven bottom we can follow the below measurement
chart:

al Length including Waist Height

Actual Length
in (inch)

Allowance

Measurement with Allowance

44

46

Waist Width

35

37

HIP

45

47

Thigh

18

20

Bottom Width

13

15

Back Pocket Length

Back Pocket Width

Belt Loop Length

1.5

0.5

Belt Loop Width

0.5

0.5

Pocket Bag Length

Pocket Bag Width

We can find fabric for every piece in the following way:


We can let,
Fabric width = 56
Wastage = 10%

We can consider following formula for fabric consumption,

Length width No. of Parts 12


= (yds per dozen)
Fabric Width 36

1. Fabric consumption for the Body Parts:


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

Body Length Body width No. of Parts 12


= ... (yds)(A)
Fabric Width 36

Now,
Body Width,

= {(Waist Width + HIP) / 2} + {(Thigh + Bottom) / 2}


= {(37 +47) /2} + {(20 + 15) /2}
= 59.5

Now, from equation (A), we get-

46 59.5 4 12
= .yds per dozen.
55 36

= 66.352yds per dozen (B)

So, fabrics needed for the body parts is 66.352yds per dozen.

2. Fabric consumption for the Back Pocket (2pcs):


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

Back Pocket Length Back Pocket width No. of Parts No. of pocket 12
= .. (yds
Fabric Width 36

8 7 2 2 12
= yds per dozen.
55 36

= 1.36yds per dozen..(C)

So, fabrics needed for the back pocket is 1.36yds per dozen.

3. Fabric consumption for the Pocket Bag (2pcs):


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

Pocket Bag Length Pocket Bag width No. of Parts No. of pocket 12
= .. (yds
Fabric Width 36

8 7 4 2 12
= yds per dozen.
55 36

= 2.72yds per dozen (D)

So, fabrics needed for the pocket bag is 2.72yds per dozen.

4. Fabric consumption for the Belt Loop (5pcs):

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

Belt Loop Length Belt Loop width No. of Parts No. of Belt Loop 12
= .. yds
Fabric Width 36

2 1 2 5 12
= yds per dozen.
55 36

= 0.121yds per dozen. (E)

So, fabrics needed for the belt loop is 0.121yds per dozen.

Now,

By adding the equation B, C, D and E we can get the total fabrics consumption for the above
order (per dozen)= (B +C + D + E) yds per dozen
= (66.352 + 1.36 + 2.72 + 0.121) yds per dozen.
= 70.553yds per dozen.
= 5.88 yds per pc

So, fabric consumption for per pc is 5.88 yds