Embroidery Patternmaker

Draw designs on tracing papers and transfer them onto cloths.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Embroidery Patternmakers do?

Draws designs on tracing paper and transfers them onto cloth to provide guide for embroidery: Sketches patterns with pencil, selecting or creating designs approved by customer. Guides pattern under needle of machine that perforates pattern lines. Rubs wax, powder, or charcoal over perforated lines with wet brush or pouncer to transfer pattern outline to cloth, providing guide for embroidery.


Should I be an Embroidery Patternmaker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Upholstery Pattern Maker

    How to become an Embroidery Patternmaker

    Most Embroidery Patternmakers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:d9laaa&chl=no+college+%2823%25%29|certificate+%2848%25%29|associate%27s+%2829%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,23,48
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