Pleat Patternmaker

Lay out cardboard patterns as specified for making pleats in fabrics.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pleat Patternmakers do?

Lays out cardboard patterns as specified for use in making pleats in fabrics: Computes dimensions of pleats according to length of material, and size and style of garment specified on work ticket. Measures and marks top and bottom of pattern into designated widths for pleats, using ruler and protractor. Punches hole in cardboard to mark positions, using pin. May score pleat crease lines and fold pattern.


Should I be a Pleat Patternmaker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Clothing Patternmaker, Fashion Patternmaker, Garment Patternmaker, Master-Pattern Maker, Patternmaker See More

    How to become a Pleat Patternmaker

    Most Pleat 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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