Thread Consumption Calculation Process for Garments is Simplified

Calculating Thread Consumption of a garment is one of the common processes in garment manufacturing. It was never an easy task to find an average thread requirement for a style in bulk production. First reason, this is a time-consuming process. Secondly, though factories use the scientific method for calculating thread average, most of the time factories source extra threads for production or factories found a lot of leftover threads after style completion.

However, you need to follow the process every day. When you get a new style, extra time needed to understand the operations (construction details). One other important point I like to mention that till date providing thread average is the job of a production guy or an Industrial Engineers.

Thread manufacturing company American & Efird (A&E) has simplified thread average calculation process by introducing ANECALC. Now anybody, who knows about garment operations, machine types to be used to make the garment in each operation, can calculate the average threads requirement for the garment by using ANECALC.

Thread Consumption Calculator by A&E

ANECALC is an MS Excel based thread average calculation sheet. A&E made Thread Consumption Sheet for most of the apparel products (See below). List of operations of the those products are already written in the calculation sheet. Formula are added into the sheet. Most of the required information are pre-filled. You just need to modify values where needed. If required you can add or discard operations on the sheet. Instruction of using the ANECALC sheet (New Help Guide) is there in a separate worksheet of the same file.

Thread consumption sheet for following products are available in A&E's site. 

  1. Men’s Neck Tie
  2. Missy’s Long Sleeve Knit Shirt
  3. Missy’s Knit Shirt
  4. Missy’s Knit Dress
  5. Missy’s Henley Shirt
  6. Missy’s 5 Pocket Jeans
  7. Men’s Work Shirt
  8. Men’s Work Pants
  9. Men’s Work Coverall
  10. Men’s T-Shirt
  11. Men’s Tank Top
  12. Men’s Suit Trouser
  13. Men’s Suit Coat
  14. Men’s Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
  15. Men’s Long Sleeve Polo Shirt
  16. Men’s Long Sleeve Mock Stretch Knit Shirt
  17. Men’s Protective Clothing- Long Sleeve Shirt
  18. Men’s Protective Clothing- Pants
  19. Men’s Protective Clothing- Coverall
  20. Men’s Thermal Underwear
  21. Men’s Knit Brief
  22. Men’s Hockey Jersey
  23. Men’s Gym Shorts
  24. Men’s Fleece Sweatshirt
  25. Men’s Dress Slacks
  26. Men’s Dress Shirt – Short Sleeve
  27. Men’s Dress Shirt, Long Sleeve
  28. Men’s Chino Pants
  29. Men’s Casual Woven Shirt
  30. Men’s Carpenter Jean
  31. Men’s Boxer Shorts
  32. Men’s Blazer
  33. Men’s Athletic Jacket
  34. Men’s 5 Pocket Jean
  35. Kid’s T-Shirt, Long Sleeve, Crew Neck
  36. Kid’s Tank Top – Size 4
  37. Application Guidelines: Kid’s Polo Shirt
  38. Kid’s Knit Shirt
  39. Junior’s Fancy 5 Pocket Jean
  40. Girl’s Henley Shirt
  41. Boy’s Jean
  42. Boy’s Carpenter Jean
  43. Baseball Cap
  44. Ladies Panties
  45. Ladies Tank Top
  46. Ladies Swimsuit
  47. Ladies Jeans
  48. Ladies Bra – Petite
  49. Ladies Bikini
  50. and More ...
Download the excel sheet for the specific product and start calculating average thread consumption.
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Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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