Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers


Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
Also called: Designer, Pattern Designer, Pattern Maker, Production Pattern Maker

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • order or arrange things
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Gerber Technology AccuMark
  • PatternMaker
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    bachelor's degree
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