Understanding The Fabric Cut

These are just a basic guide. Please refer to your sewing patterns or personal seamstress/tailor.
*allow extra for large print*

1 inch = 2.54 cm
1 yard = 36 inch
1 meter = 39 inch
4 meters = 4.375 yards

Meters-To-Yards Conversion

0.25 yard 9 inch
0.50 yard 18 inch
0.75 yard 27 inch
1 yard 36 inch
1 meter 39 inch
1 inch 2.54 cm

Fabrics are sold in quarter yard increments (otherwise stated). Not really familiar with yard (ela) measurement? Refer to this conversion table for more details.

Meters Yards Accepted Order
(in Yard)
Quantity in
¼ yard
0.5 0.542 0.75 3
1.0 1.090 1.25 5
2.0 2.180 2.25 9
2.5 2.734 2.75 11
3.0 3.270 3.50 14
4.0 4.360 4.50 18
Understanding the fabric cut (yard edition)
Standard 44" WOF (Width of Fabric)
DESCRIPTION CODE DIMENSION (cm)
1 Yard 1YD 91 × 112 cm
Half Yard HYD 46 × 112 cm
Quarter Yard LQ/Q 23 × 112cm
Fat Quarter FQ 46 × 56 cm
Fat Eighth F8 23 × 56 cm
For most items, the minimum cut length is 1/4 (0.25) yard and increment in 1/4 (0.25) yard. Read more on "Understanding the fabric cut".

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BAJU KURUNG (KIDS)

SIZE Top (Kurung Biasa) Bottom (Susun Tepi)
1 0.50 0.50
2 0.75 0.75
3 0.75 0.75
4 1.125 0.75
5 1.125 1.00
6 1.125 1.125
7 – 8 1.25 1.25
9 – 10 1.50 1.50

Common garments

Fabric Width 44/45″
Type of Clothing / Size XS S M L XL
Baju Kurung Biasa 4.375 4.375 4.375 4.625 4.875
Top Only * Kurung Biasa 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.75 2.75
Skirt Only * Kurung (Susun Tepi) 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.25
Modern Kurung 4.375 4.375 4.625 4.875 5.50
Kebaya 4.625 4.625 4.625 4.875 5.50
Kebarung 4.625 4.625 4.625 4.875 5.50
Jubah 3.625 3.625 3.625 3.875 4.125
Shirt/blouse * short sleeves 1.75 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.25
Shirt/blouse * long sleeves 2.25 2.25 2.50 2.50 2.75
Long Blouse 2.25 2.25 2.50 2.50 2.75
Long Blouse (Knee Length) 2.25 2.50 2.50 2.75 3.00
Skirt (Mermaid / Lipat Depan) 2.25 2.25 2.50 2.50 2.75
Blouse & Pants 4.625 4.625 4.625 4.875 5.50
Pants with Pockets 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.75
Baju Melayu 4.875 4.875 4.875 5.25 5.50

JUBAH (WOMEN)

TYPE Fabric Width 58″
yards meters
Princess Cut 3.25 3.00
Normal Cut 2.75 2.50
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