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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
- Fashion Patternmaker
- Fabric Sourcer
- Fabric Pattern Grader
- Embroidery Patternmaker
- Designer and Patternmaker
- Computer Patternmaker
- Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
- Clothing Patternmaker
- Clothing Pattern Preparer
- Cartoon Designer
- Assistant Designer
- Apparel Patternmaker
Tasks for “Garment Patternmaker”
- Draw outlines of pattern parts by adapting or copying existing patterns, or by drafting new patterns.
- Trace outlines of specified patterns onto material, and cut fabric using scissors.
- Compute dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material.
- Create a master pattern for each size within a range of garment sizes, using charts, drafting instruments, computers, or grading devices.
- Create design specifications to provide instructions on garment sewing and assembly.
- Create a paper pattern from which to mass-produce a design concept.
- Trace outlines of paper onto cardboard patterns, and cut patterns into parts to make templates.
- Position and cut out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or print out copies of patterns, using computers.
- 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.
- Mark samples and finished patterns with information such as garment size, section, style, identification, and sewing instructions.
- Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly.
- 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.
- Make adjustments to patterns after fittings.
- Test patterns by making and fitting sample garments.
- 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.
Related Technology & Tools
- Industrial sewing machines
- Screw punches
- Pattern paper cutters
- Paper scissors
- Seam rippers
- Fabric shears
- Yard sticks
- Hip curve rulers
- Pattern grading rulers
- L squares
- Round knives
- Pattern punches
- Curve sticks
- Sewing pattern notchers
- Dress form mannequins
- Steel straight pins
- Pressing irons
- Ironing boards
- See-through rulers
- Serrated sewing pattern tracing wheels
- Scale rulers
- Measuring tapes
- Pattern boards
- Seam allowance gauges
- Sewing needles
- Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Gerber Technology AccuMark
- Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
- Microsoft Excel