Enter the total area required to cover all components (in^2) and the fabric width (in) into the Fabric Consumption Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Fabric Consumption. 

Fabric Consumption Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Fabric Consumption.

FC = FA / FW

Variables:

  • FC is the Fabric Consumption (in/in^2)
  • FA is the total area required to cover all components (in^2) 
  • FW is the fabric width (in) 

How to Calculate Fabric Consumption?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Fabric Consumption.


  1. First, determine the total area required to cover all components (in^2). 
  2. Next, determine the fabric width (in). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = FC = FA / FW.
  4. Finally, calculate the Fabric Consumption.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total area required to cover all components (in^2) = 300

fabric width (in) = 2

FC = FA / FW = ?