5245- Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products

Job Description: 

Patternmakers in this unit group create master patterns for the production of garments, footwear and other textile, leather or fur products. They are employed by pattern manufacturers, textile, leather or fur products manufacturers, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties: 

Patternmakers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Examine sketches, samples of articles and specifications of designs to determine number, size and shape of pattern parts and assess the amount of cloth required to make a product
Draw, lay out and cut master patterns of products
Outline parts of patterns on paper and mark patterns to indicate details such as the placement of pockets and pleats on garments, decorative stitching on shoe parts or eyelets on canvas products
Create pattern size variations from master patterns using computer or drafting instruments, or forward patterns to computer operator to create pattern size variations
Lay out master patterns on fabric and cut sample patterns
Mark size, identification, style and sewing instructions on sample patterns.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is required.
College courses in design and patternmaking
One to two years of on-the-job training are required.
Courses in computer-assisted patternmaking may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience

Classified Elsewhere: 

Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing (9217)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X