Trim Stencil Maker

Lay out and trace patterns on paper to make stencils.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trim Stencil Makers do?

Lays out and traces patterns on paper to make stencils used for cutting cloth upholstery: Arranges master patterns on paper in such manner as to minimize waste when cloth is cut. Traces patterns on paper, using pencil. Perforates paper, using hand punch or by guiding automatic punch around traced lines so that pattern will be transferred to material when chalk powder is dusted over stencil.


Should I be a Trim Stencil Maker?

You should have a high school 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Trim Stencil Maker

    Trim Stencil Makers 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 Trim Stencil Maker-related education!
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