Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $39,560.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 years, up to and including 8 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 16
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -21.05 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Fabricate garments or textile products
Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces
Cut fabric or leather material
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers
Dye fabric or leather articles
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured textile, fabric, or apparel products by hand

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Perform precision design related measurements
Weigh artistic or design related products or materials
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Calculate dimensions or specifications of workpieces, products, or equipment
Estimate material requirements for production
Estimate project material requirements

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Draw master patterns for fabric or leather goods
Construct patterns, templates, or other work aids
Design templates or patterns
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

Getting Information

Interpret artistic or design related information from diagrams or schematics
Review design related codes and specifications
Review artistic or design related work orders
Study examples of period clothing

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp
Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information
Mark materials or objects for identification
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Driver's License
Quality Assurance and Control
Manual Dexterity
Schematic Diagrams
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Occupational Health and Safety

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.