Sample Patternmaker

Fabricate luggage hardware according to blueprint specifications.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sample Patternmakers do?

Fabricates luggage hardware according to blueprint specifications for use as patterns in quantity production: Lays out design on metal, following specifications, and cuts, forms, and assembles finished parts, using hand and machine metalworking tools. Verifies dimensions of assembled parts against specifications, using calipers and other precision measuring instruments. Fastens assembled hardware to sample luggage, adjusting parts to ensure function of hinges, locks, and closures. Alters hardware according to changes in specifications. May submit finished luggage sample to customer for approval. May design hardware.


Should I be a Sample Patternmaker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Patternmaker, Sample, Pattern Scratcher, Pattern Shop Worker

    How to become a Sample Patternmaker

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