# Textile Calculation

## Calculation of Embroidery Thread Consumption

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.

Embroidery is a combination of artistic arrangement and computerized process that takes a design, photo, drawing etc and converts it to an embroidery design on fabric. Embroidery thread consumption calculation of garments is essential for a merchandiser to estimate the total number of cones required for a specific order and to purchase the thread accordingly. Embroidery thread calculation depends of some parameters like stitch type, thread type, no of colors, no of stitches in design.
Calculating the embroidery thread consumption of garments. By using formula we may know how many cones of embroidery thread we need to complete the following pics of garments embroidery. Details have given below:

Example of Embroidery Thread Consumption Calculation :
Calculating how many cones thread we need to complete the 4000 pcs garments with the followings embroidery design.

• Stitch qty in the embroidery design – 4500 (stitch)
• Length of thread in the cones – 5000 meter
• Stitch length – 4 mm (stitch length depends on design and stitch type)
Calculation:

= Number of Garments qty X Number of stitch X 4 / 1000 / meter per cone.

= 4000 X 4500 X 4 / 1000 / 5000

= 18000000 X 4 / 1000 / 5000

= 72000000 / 1000 / 5000

= 72000 / 5000

= 14.4 cones (ANS)