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Yardage Estimator

Compute amount of fabric required to produce specified styles of garments.

What does a Yardage Estimator do?

Computes amount of fabric required to produce specified styles of garments in various sizes: Measures parts of sample garments or paper patterns to determine amount of fabric required to produce particular style of garment. Calculates amount of fabric required to produce specified style of garment in various sizes, using size charts. Positions parts of sample or paper patterns on length of fabric to estimate amount of fabric to be used from bolts for minimization of waste during marking operations. May calculate cost of fabric for specified size and style of garment, based on yardage required and estimated wastage. May cut paper patterns, using shears.