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.
Wages for Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products in London Region
Wages depend on job requirements and work conditions. They also vary between regions, for reasons such as location, labour agreements, and the availability of workers. The wages below are estimated before taxes.
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