Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Patternmakers in this unit group create master patterns for the production of garments, footwear and other textile, leather or fur products. They are employed by pattern manufacturers, textile, leather or fur products manufacturers or they may be self-employed.
dress patternmaker, embroidery patternmaker, fur garment patternmaker, garment patternmaker, leather products patternmaker, shoe patternmaker, textile products patternmaker.
- Examine sketches, samples of articles and specifications of designs to determine number, size and shape of pattern parts and assess the amount of cloth required to make product
- Draw, lay out and cut master pattern of product
- Outline parts of pattern on paper and mark pattern to indicate details such as placement of pockets and pleats on garments, decorative stitching on shoe parts or eyelets on canvas products
- Create pattern size variations from master pattern using computer or drafting instruments, or forward pattern to computer operator to create pattern size variations
- Lay out master pattern on fabric and cut sample pattern
- Mark size, identification, style and sewing instructions on sample patterns.
Education & Job Requirements for Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products in Winnipeg Region
Education and job requirements can vary by region. Workers in regulated occupations require a licence to work legally. Workers in non-regulated occupations do not require a licence, but employers may have other certification requirements.
Employment requirements are prerequisites generally needed to enter an occupation.
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- College courses in design and patternmaking
One to two years of on-the-job training are required.
- Courses in computer-assisted patternmaking may be required.
Regulation by Province/Territory
Some provinces and territories regulate certain professions and trades while others do not. If you have a licence to work in one province, your licence may not be accepted in other provinces or territories. Consult the table below to determine in which province or territory your occupation/trade is regulated.
|Province and Territory||Regulation|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||
|Prince Edward Island||
Programs in the order in which they are most likely to supply graduates to this occupation (Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products):
- Design and Applied Arts
- Apparel and Textiles
- Fine Arts and Art Studies
- Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
- Business/Commerce, General
Information for Newcomers
Provincial credential assessment services assess academic credentials for a fee. Contact a regulatory body or other organization to determine if you need an assessment before spending money on one that is not required or recognized.
The assessment will tell you how your education compares with educational standards in the province or territory where you are planning to settle can help you in your job search.
- British Columbia - International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
- Alberta - International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
- Saskatchewan - International Qualifications Assessment Service The Government of Saskatchewan provides this service through an interprovincial agreement with the Government of Alberta.
- Manitoba - Academic Credentials Assessment Service – Manitoba (ACAS)
- Québec - Service des évaluations comparatives d’études (SECE)
- Northwest Territories - International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). The Government of the Northwest Territories provides this service through an interprovincial agreement with the Government of Alberta.
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