# Stitching Cost Calculation Formula | Stitching Cost in Bangladesh

Stitching Cost Calculation Formula Used in Apparel Industry

What is a Stitch in Sewing?

In readymade clothing manufacturing industry, a stitch is a single turn or loop of sewing thread or yarn. Stitches are the fundamental elements or components of sewing, embroidery, and knitting whether by hand or machine. There are mainly six types of stitch used in apparel.
 Fig: Stitching process in apparel industry

Stitching Cost Calculation Formula in Apparel Sector:
The below formula must have to maintain in stitching cost calculation.

Stitching cost per apparel,

D.M + D.L + D.E + O.H
= ………………………………………
Total stitching production

Here,
D.M means direct material cost,
D.L means direct labor cost,
D.E means direct expenses cost,
O.H means overhead cost.

Main Components of Stitching Cost Elements:
The cost elements involved in the stitching process is presented in the following:

1. Direct material cost- Sewing thread, twill tape, buttons etc.
2. Direct labor cost- helpers and operators in stitching production,
3. Direct expense cost- Cost re-stitching, embroidery, button sewing etc.
4. Overhead cost- Spare parts, power, salary, rent etc.

Major Factors of Stitching Cost Calculation:
The major factors which are deeply affected on stitching cost calculation is listed in the below:

1. Types of fabric.
2. Style of apparel.
3. Special attachments or operations.
4. Quantity of stitching production.
5. Number of stitching parts or operation,
6. Details of the apparel.
7. Quality parameters.
Stitching Cost in Bangladeshi Apparel Manufacturing Factories:
The approximate stitching cost for the different apparel and operations are as follows:
 Stitching Cost for Different Apparel SL No. Types of Apparel Costing 01 Round neck T-shirt 18.00 taka 02 Polo shirt 20.00 taka 03 Shorts 10.00 taka 04 Vests 5.00 taka 05 Briefs 4.00 taka
 Stitching Cost for Different Operations Types of Stitch SL No. Types of Operations Costing Single needle lock stitch (SNLS) 01 Placket 3.50 taka 02 Labels 1.50 taka 03 Pocket 4.00 taka Over-Lock (OL) 01 Sleeve joining 2.00 taka 02 Side joining 2.00 taka Flat Lock (F/L) 01 Hemming 3.00 taka

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