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Average Thread Consumption Totals By Garment
Estimating Thread Cost

The following is a list of sewn products and thread consumption totals based on thread consumption reports conducted by our Technical Service Department. These thread consumption figures include a 25% waste factor and are based on a typical garment construction.

Product Sewn Men’s
Total Yds/Garment
Product Sewn Boy’s
Total Yds/Garment
Slack 225 Jeans 168
Jean 200 Pants 183
Jean Short 160 Jacket 175
Work Pants 238 Dress Shirt 101
Suit Coat 175 Knit Shirt 83
Dress Shirt – long sleeve 131 Baseball Cap 44
Work Shirt 115    
Knit Polo Shirt 130    
Fleece Sweat Shirt 280    
Tee Shirt 63    
Tank Top 58    
Knit Brief 68    
Women’s   Girl’s  
Lined Coat 246 Blouse 73
Blazer 153 Dress 118
Dress 141 Swim Suit 65
Skirt 192    
Blouse 122    
Pants 162    
Jeans 250    
Shorts 151    
Robe 300    
Night Gown 135    
Panties 62    
Bra 63    

 

Estimating Thread Cost

The thread cost can be estimated by multiplying the thread consumed times the cost of thread in the same units. For example:
Men’s Dress Shirt thread consumption with 25% waste factor = 131 yds.
For example, if the Average Cost of T-24 Poly Wrapped Core Thread = $4.50 / 6000 yard cone.
Cost per yard = $4.50 ¸ 6000 = $.00075/yard
Calculation: 131 yds./shirt X $.00075/yard = $.09825/shirt.

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