Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
* Attention to Detail
* Stress Tolerance
* Mark samples and finished patterns with information, such as garment size, section, style, identification, and sewing instructions.
* Make adjustments to patterns after fittings.
* 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.
Sample Job Titles
Apparel Patternmaker, Assistant Designer, Automatic Fabric Cutter (Autocutter), Cartoon Designer, Clothing Pattern Preparer, Clothing Patternmaker, Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator), Computer Patternmaker, Cutter, Designer, Designer and Patternmaker, Draper, Embroidery Patternmaker, Fabric Cutter, Fabric Pattern Grader, Fabric Sourcer, Fashion Patternmaker, Garment Patternmaker, Grader Marker, Pattern Chart Writer, Pattern Designer, Pattern Grader, Pattern Grader Cutter, Pattern Maker, Pattern Technician, Patternator, Patternmaker, Pleat Patternmaker, Print and Pattern Designer, Production Pattern Maker, Sail Lay-Out Worker, Sewing Pattern Layout Technician, Shoe Patternmaker, Technical Designer.