Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Top 3 patternmaker Jobs

  • Patternmaker - Cult Gaia - Los Angeles, CA

    Patternmaker DEPARTMENT: Design/Atelier REPORTS TO: Head Patternmaker POSITION SUMMARY: The Patternmaker is responsible for draping, patternmaking, attending alterations and fittings and working with ...

  • Patternmaker/Technical Designer - Mad Engine Global LLC - Glendale, CA

    The Patternmaker collaborates with the Design team to obtain direction on desired design aesthetic and fit intent and is responsible for drafting patterns or draping these silhouettes. The ...

  • Senior Technical Designer - Emerging Blue Jobs - San Francisco, CA

    Knowledge of garment fit and the ability to instruct a patternmaker on necessary changes to a pattern to influence the fit. * Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and ...

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What Fabric and apparel patternmakers Do

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

Fabric and apparel patternmaker Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 4,700
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $58,650

Job Outlook for Fabric and apparel patternmakers

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: -500
  • Growth rate: -10 percent (Decline)

How to Become a Fabric and apparel patternmaker

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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