# Shortcut Method of Fabric Consumption Formula for Woven Shirt

Introduction:
In the garments trade, consumption means the quality of raw materials with a view to determining the price of a garment. To calculate the fabric consumption formula for woven shirt the above quantity of how much fabric, sewing thread, zipper, button, and other accessories are required to produce a garment up to the exporting is called consumption.

For the determination of fabric consumption of any parts of a woven shirt, you have to take the reading length and a maximum width of this part of the shirt. And then you have to multiply length with width to find out the area of fabric required of this part and others should be followed as unit terms. It is a very important task for an apparel merchandiser.
In the previous article, we have already discussed: Fabric Consumption Calculation of Long-Sleeve Woven Shirt

### Shortcut Method of Fabric Consumption Formula for Woven Shirt

It is called the Shortcut formula for quick consumption discussed in the following.

1. Body length = Body length + Seam allowance. (In case of wash garments, washing allowance to be added).
2. Body width = Chest width + Seam allowance. (In case of wash garments, washing allowance to be added).
3. Sleeve length = Sleeve length + Seam allowance. (in case of wash garments, washing allowances to be added).

Example :
How much fabric would be required to produce a Basic long sleeve shirt , where:

• Body length = 32″
• 1/2 Chest = 24″
• Sleeve length = 23″
• & Fabric width = 45″

Body length = 32″ + 1″ (Seam Allowance) = 33″

Sleeve Length = 23″ + 2.5″ (Cuff width) + 1.5″ (Seam Allowance) = 27″

1/2 Chest Width = 24″ +1″ ( S.A) + 3″ Pleat Width = 28″

Consumption Formula = { 1/2 Chest × ( C.B length + Sleeve length ) × 2 ÷ 36 ÷ Fabric Width + Wastage %}

So, Consumption = { 28 × (33 + 27)} × 2 ÷ 36 ÷ 44 + 5%

= {28×60} × 2 ÷ 36 ÷ 44+5%

= 2.22 yds/pc.

Conclusion:
So the consumption formula is very important for garments production and overall garments activities. The shortcut consumption formula is easy and short time formula for consumption.

```Author of this Aricle:
Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Apparel Manufacturing
Asst. Merchandiser
Opex Sinha Group, Narayongonj
Email: [email protected]```

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