53125 – Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products



53125 – Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
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.


Index of titles
Canvas goods maker
Canvas goods pattern designer and patternmaker
Canvas layer-out - textile products
Canvas pattern designer
Canvas patternmaker
Cartoon embroidery enlarger
Digitizer operator - textile, leather and fur products
Doper - fabric products
Doper and marker
Dress patternmaker
Embroidery patternmaker
Fur garment patternmaker
Fur patternmaker
Fur products patternmaker
Garment patternmaker
Last-pattern grader
Layer-out and patternmaker
Lay-out and patternmaker
Leather products patternmaker
Men's and women's wear patternmaker
Modifier and lay-out marker
Modifier and marker
Pattern designer and patternmaker - textile, leather and fur products
Pattern grader
Pattern marker
Pattern marker - fabric products
Pattern modifier
Pattern modifier - textile, leather and fur products
Patternmaker - computer assisted
Patternmaker - textile products
Patternmaker - textile, leather and fur products
Sail lay-out and patternmaker
Sail maker
Shoe patternmaker
Shoe-last patternmaker
Textile identification mark remover
Textile mark remover
Textile marker-down
Textile products patternmaker


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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 a product
Draw, lay out and cut master patterns of products
Outline parts of patterns on paper and mark patterns to indicate details such as the placement of pockets and pleats on garments, decorative stitching on shoe parts or eyelets on canvas products
Create pattern size variations from master patterns using computer or drafting instruments, or forward patterns to computer operator to create pattern size variations
Lay out master patterns on fabric and cut sample patterns
Mark size, identification, style and sewing instructions on sample patterns.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is required.
College courses in design and patternmaking or one to two years of on-the-job training are required.
Courses in computer-assisted patternmaking may be required.


Additional information
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing (92015)