Clothing Pattern Preparer

Determine style, size, and variations to be used in cutting out clothing.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Clothing Pattern Preparers do?

Determines style and size of standard patterns and any variations to be used in cutting out made-to-measure clothing: Prepares work order ticket, using previously recorded notations indicating customer’s measurements and style and fabric preferences. Designates standard patterns to be used in cutting out each article of clothing. Makes notations on ticket to indicate to MARKER I any variations from standard patterns necessary to fit individual customer, utilizing knowledge of pattern-modification techniques.


Should I be a Clothing Pattern Preparer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Clothing Pattern Preparer

    Clothing Pattern Preparers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Clothing Pattern Preparer-related education!
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