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51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers



Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN         


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Minnesota N/A$31.32/hrN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/A8.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,930$24.13/hr-12.0%
Prepress Technicians and Workers 1,020$24.39/hr-16.4%
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 980$31.89/hr25.5%


  • Draw details on outlined parts to indicate where parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other features, using computers or drafting instruments.
  • Test patterns by making and fitting sample garments.
  • Discuss design specifications with designers, and convert their original models of garments into patterns of separate parts that can be laid out on a length of fabric.
  • Make adjustments to patterns after fittings.
  • Position and cut out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or print out copies of patterns, using computers.
  • Examine sketches, sample articles, and design specifications to determine quantities, shapes, and sizes of pattern parts, and to determine the amount of material or fabric required to make a product.
  • Position and cut out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or print out copies of patterns, using computers.
  • Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly.
  • Trace outlines of specified patterns onto material, and cut fabric using scissors.
  • Compute dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material.