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Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 51-6092.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 48,460.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 23.00
- Currently, there are 5,310 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers”.
Also Known As…
- Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
- Technical Designer
- Sewing Pattern Layout Technician
- Production Pattern Maker
- Pattern Technician
- Pattern Maker
- Pattern Designer
- Fabric Cutter
- Automatic Fabric Cutter (Autocutter)
- Shoe Patternmaker
- Sail Lay-Out Worker
- Print and Pattern Designer
- Pleat Patternmaker
- Pattern Grader Cutter
- Pattern Grader
- Pattern Chart Writer
- Grader Marker
- Garment Patternmaker
- Fashion Patternmaker
- Fabric Sourcer
- Fabric Pattern Grader
- Embroidery Patternmaker
- Computer Patternmaker
- Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
- Clothing Patternmaker
- Clothing Pattern Preparer
- Cartoon Designer
- Assistant Designer
- Apparel Patternmaker
Tasks for “Designer and Patternmaker”
- Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly.
- Input specifications into computers to assist with pattern design and pattern cutting.
- Draw details on outlined parts to indicate where parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other features, using computers or drafting instruments.
- Trace outlines of specified patterns onto material, and cut fabric using scissors.
- Test patterns by making and fitting sample garments.
- Examine sketches, sample articles, and design specifications to determine quantities, shapes, and sizes of pattern parts, and to determine the amount of material or fabric required to make a product.
- Draw outlines of pattern parts by adapting or copying existing patterns, or by drafting new patterns.
- Create design specifications to provide instructions on garment sewing and assembly.
- Create a master pattern for each size within a range of garment sizes, using charts, drafting instruments, computers, or grading devices.
- Compute dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material.
- Position and cut out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or print out copies of patterns, using computers.
- Create a paper pattern from which to mass-produce a design concept.
- Discuss design specifications with designers, and convert their original models of garments into patterns of separate parts that can be laid out on a length of fabric.
- Mark samples and finished patterns with information such as garment size, section, style, identification, and sewing instructions.
- Trace outlines of paper onto cardboard patterns, and cut patterns into parts to make templates.
- Make adjustments to patterns after fittings.
Related Technology & Tools
- Yard sticks
- Pattern boards
- Sewing pattern notchers
- See-through rulers
- Paper scissors
- Screw punches
- Hip curve rulers
- Curve sticks
- Pressing irons
- Round knives
- Measuring tapes
- Fabric shears
- Ironing boards
- Dress form mannequins
- L squares
- Industrial sewing machines
- Scale rulers
- Pattern paper cutters
- Sewing needles
- Seam rippers
- Pattern grading rulers
- Seam allowance gauges
- Steel straight pins
- Pattern punches
- Serrated sewing pattern tracing wheels
- Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Excel
- Gerber Technology AccuMark
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Outlook