Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Innovation * Achievement/Effort * Persistence

Representative Tasks * 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.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Production

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.