Pattern Maker

Pattern Designer

Garment Pattern Maker

Apparel Pattern Makers

Minimum - Graduate in any discipline

Certified course in Advance Pattern Maker (CAD/CAM) (programme aligned to AMH/Q1101 released by Apparel Made Up?s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)

1-2 years of work experience/internship in CAD/CAM department

The tasks an Advance Pattern Maker (CAD/CAM) expected to perform includes:

Recreating pattern design techniques by transferring ideas to the computer

Digitizing and modifying patterns using CAM

Generatingdesign patterns

Acquiring patterns cut out in the actual sizes

Equipped in garment construction techniques and processes

Proficient in CAD/CAM operating system

Knowledge of principles of the CAD/CAM systems

Proficient in process of modelling and testing using CAD

Equipped in grading using CAD

Capable of lay planning with accuracy

Preferably experienced in CAD/CAM-based pattern designs

Attention to detail

Meticulous in working

Accuracy in work

Ability to replicate designs in actual apparel


Creative thinking

It is a desk job.

travelling is not part of the job.

Contractual work and part-time jobs are available

Working from home is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5 days a week and 8 hours every day. This may vary from company to company.

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is not considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like poor eyesight, lethargy, joint pain etc. if not taken care of.

For an Advance Pattern Maker -`10,500 to`14,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Textile Industry in India1

Apparel Industry in India (AII) possesses an opportunity of tremendous economic growth. The emergence of branded apparel outlets and shopping malls are also increasing rapidly all over India. The change in the lifestyle of the Indian consumer, increasing working class, higher disposable incomes, dual career families, and many other social and economic changes offer a wide array of opportunities contribute in accelerating the pace of growth of AII. The major factors leading to a change in lifestyle are increasing per capita and household income, rapid urbanization, education and media and information.

Latest Trends in Textile Sector in India1

The domestic textile and apparel market in India is worth $58 billion and has the potential to grow at a CAG of 9% to reach $141 billion by 2021," the white paper on 'Challenges in Textile and Apparel Industry' said.

Large companies in the textile and apparels Industry

Job openings are available major cities across the country