Video Source:

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Job Information

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


  • Most workers learn their skills informally on the job, working alongside more experienced workers.
  • International competition and greater worker productivity will result in rapidly declining employment for most occupations; upholsterers and laundry and dry-cleaning workers, however, are expected to experience some employment growth.
  • The need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation for other reasons will lead to numerous job openings.
  • Earnings of most workers are relatively low.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $39,800/yr ($19.90/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Some college, no degree