Fabric Consumption of a Basic Shirt

Fabric consumption of a Basic Shirt

Determination of fabric consumption of any garments is not so difficult actually which problem we face during such types of calculation. we face many problem with equation during consumption calculation. Here , I am going to present for all of you simple way of consumption calculation of a basic shirt. I wish it will be beneficial for textile related persons.

Main features of a nice basic dress shirt

In other words dress shirt is known as formal shirt. Special features of dress shirt are as follows-

  • A dress shirt should have a formal collar
  • It will contain full sleeve with cuff
  • It will have full-length opening at the front from the collar to the hem
  • It will contain clean button and stiff collar and cuff


Fabric Consumption of a Basic Shirt

Dress Shirt

For evaluating Fabric consumption of a dress shirt at first we have to know about the basic parts of a dress shirt.

 Basic parts of dress shirt:

  • Main body
  • Yoke
  • Sleeve
  • Collar
  • Cuff
  • Pocket
  • Placket Box
  • Top center
Shirt front

Anatomy of a shirt front


For evaluating fabric consumption nothing about formula .It’s all about calculation sense. If you know about the area calculation of a rectangle than I want to say that we also know about the calculation of fabric consumption.

To determine fabric consumption of any parts of a woven shirt, we have to take reading length and maximum width of this part . And then we have to multiply length with width to find out the area of fabric required of this part and other should be followed as unit terms.

Measurement of a basic shirt

Measurement of a basic shirt


Measurement of a basic shirt Measurement of a basic shirt



fabric width : 56”

Marker Width : 55”

So, Fabric required = 37614/55 inch

= 684 inch

= 684/36 yds/dz

= 19 yds/dz

So, Fabric consumption,

= 19 yds/dz+7%(wastage %)

= 19+7% of 19 yds/dz

= 19 + 1.33 yds/dz

= 19/12 yds/piece

= 1.58 yds/piece


In short cut way we can find out fabric consumption of a Dress shirt in following way:-

Calculation of fabric consumption of a Dress shirt

Calculation of fabric consumption of a Dress shirt

 Note : Short cut way of fabric consumption determination is not so accurate as elaborate way determination system.But it is easy and time saved way.

Conclusion: Consumption determination is a very important term in garments section. Thought fabric covers the greatest part of garments costing, so we should have better knowledge about fabric consumption determination.

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About Engineer Sheikh Nurja

B.Sc. Engineer of Textile & Merchandiser
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  1. why r we always multiplying the fabric with 12?

  2. Because it for per dz consumption. Thanks for your question.

  3. Its a fantastic article. Its so much effective specially for me. Thanks for sharing your valuable experience.

  4. thanks all

  5. Mohammad Akbar

    2 Shirt length n 2 Sleeve length of a Shirt is Long Enough to Stitch a Shirt of any Heaviest Size.

  6. very good and useful!Keep it up!!

  7. great info.but whats the 36 here?

  8. why inch squire

  9. how to measure top center length and width.anyone please help by replying.

  10. great work

  11. Thanks for your easy calculation

  12. It’s very effective for new comers.

  13. 1.20cm mai hum one shirt banate hai

  14. Easy calculation. Regularly following your page.Thanks.

  15. you most welcome

  16. Dear thank you.
    I am really like its… next you will give us yearn consumption for a shart..

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