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Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker

From Sketch to Stitch

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

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Cutter, Designer, Fabric Cutter, Pattern Designer, Pattern Maker, Pattern Technician, Production Pattern Maker, Sewing Pattern Layout Technician, Technical Designer

Facts and Stats

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O*NET Code: 51-6092.00

O*NET Summary
  • $60k Median wages (annual)


  • 300 Projected job openings


What you Need to Know

  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Computer-aided design CAD software — Gerber Technology AccuMark; PatternMaker
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud software; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; SmugMug Flickr

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