Fabric Consumption of a basic Polo-shirt

Fabric Consumption of a Basic Polo-shirt

Consumption determination of fabric is a very important term in the textile sector. Since it depends on fabric prices therefore accurate and closure consumption will reduce fabric wastage which will be beneficial for us economically. So, we should keep proper knowledge of fabric consumption properly.

Here today I am going to present fabric consumption of a basic polo-shirt.

Fabric consumption of a polo-shirt is the sum of fabric consumption of different parts of polo-shirt:

  • Fabric consumption for a body part.
  • Fabric consumption for Sleeves.
  • Fabric consumption for half-moon
  •  Fabric consumption for a pocket.

For calculating fabric consumption of a basic polo-shirt following measurement will be needed.

  1. Body Length
  2. ½ Chest
  3. Sleeve length
  4. ½ Armhole
  5. Length of half- moon
  6. Width of half-moon
  7. Length of pocket
  8. Width of pocket
Fabric Consumption of Polo shirt

Polo Shirt

So, now consider

  • Body length
= 72 cm (For body length allowance = 3+1.5 = 4.5 cm)
  • ½ Chest
= 58 cm (For chest allowance = 2+2= 4 cm)
  • Sleeve length
= 23 cm (For sleeve length allowance = 2+1.5= 3.5 cm)
  • ½ Armhole
= 24 cm (For sleeve opening allowance = 2+1 = 3 cm)
  • Length of half-moon
= 18 cm (allowance = 1.5+1.5 = 3 cm
  • Width of half-moon
=10 cm (allowance = 1.5+1.5 = 3 cm)
  • Length of pocket
= 12 cm (allowance = 2.5+1 = 3.5 cm)
  • Width of pocket
= 11 cm (allowance = 1+1 = 2 cm)
  • GSM
= 180 (Lacoste)
  • Wastage %
= 8%

Fabric consumption per dozen, (all measurement in cm)

Fabric Consumption Per Dozen

Fabric Consumption Per Dozen


For every part of a polo shirt,

= 2.04+0.61+0.06+0.04 kg/dz

= 2.75 kg/dz

So, Fabric consumptiuon for a polo shirt,

= 2.75 + 8% of 2.75 kg/dz (Here 8% is wastage of fabric)

= 2.75 + .22 kg/dz

= 2.97 kg/dz


So, Fabric consumption of a polo-shirt = 2.97 kg/dz

Note: Here I have made consumption of polo shirt which has a pocket. Here I did not mention collar and cuff consumption because maximum time in a polo shirt there is used a flat knit collar and cuff.

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  1. it was good information .. thank you .

  2. 2.97 kg/dj ok but 2.43 ?

  3. tnx for your comment. It was typing mistake…

  4. Its helpful for new comers…

  5. Dear thnx , but u have to know CAD consumption to make perfect costing…………….

    As a textile Eng I think like that, Bcz time will be more complex than today

  6. Sattar bhuiyan… if you have clear concept about CAD consumption then let us know from you. Please write for us an article about this.

  7. Which part of polo-shirt Is called half-moon?

  8. Really nice and informative article . .

  9. Nice Information…
    If we are using self fabric neck tape?
    Then how to calculate its consumption?

  10. nice information…..

  11. Its very effective for us,thank u so much.

  12. my email: [email protected] send fagrics ,thread consumtion and ie formula plz help me plz plz

  13. Thanks for your polo shirt consumption, I need flat knit color and cuff consumption formula, if possible please mail me
    [email protected]

  14. How can I convert this to metres? I.e a polo shirt uses 1.2m of fabric in a garment.

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