Fabric and Accessories Estimator

Compute yardages and determine number of accessories.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fabric and Accessories Estimators do?

Computes yardage and determines number of accessories, such as belts, linings, and labels, required in manufacture of women’s garments: Reads cutting ticket to determine number of belts, buttons, labels, and amount of lining required for each style garment. Computes number of yards of material used for each style garment to ascertain number of yards per dozen. Types copies of cutting tickets and orders for various dressmaker’s supplies. Keeps records of patterns.

Should I be a Fabric and Accessories Estimator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Fabric and Accessories Estimator

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