Pattern Maker

Pattern Developer

Minimum 8th pass

At least 1-3 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Pattern Maker (Footwear) is expected to perform include:

Preparing patterns for cutting or trimming parts of footwear

Making temporary paper pattern of various parts of shoes such as ramp, tongue, toe-box by sketching part

Cutting around outline or by fitting paper over shoe last to obtain contour

Outlining papers pattern into sheet metal, thin wood, millboard, etc. and sawing out finished pattern

Binding edges of pattern with thin metal strip

Proficient andequipped to identify the components and fittings involved

Knowledge of the feet size and size conversion methods required

Proficient in handling all tools and techniques

Knowledge of different types of materials which is being used for this particular operation

Knowledge of different kinds of shoe measurement

Proficient in size grading

Not applicable

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Accuracy of work

Fair judgment in positioning different components

Good vision

Depth perception


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Self-employment is an option in this case working hours and working days will be flexible

Shift system may not be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks includes handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, etc.

Occupational hazards includes risk of injuries, cuts and bruises, etc.

For freshers - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 9,000 to INR 11,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Trend and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India

The leather industry in India produces approx. 1055 billion worth of leather in various forms. Out of this, 661 billion (62%) is consumed domestically and the remaining is exported (37%). This share of consumption and export is estimated to change and in 2020 India will account for 1.4 trillion (59.1%) worth of domestic consumption and earn 673 billion (40.9%) worth from exports.

Organized retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to reach USD 200 Billion by 2020.

Demand growth for leather goods is expected from footwear, bags, purses, furniture etc. all driven by the Indian consumption boom. Penetration of export markets is expected to rise in the wake of increased sourcing by global retail majors and luxury brands. Key segments for human resource development in the industry include finished leather, leather footwear and leather goods.

India is the second largest global maker of footwear after China, accounting for 13% of global footwear production of 16 billion pairs. India produces 2065 million pairs of footwear, of which about 115 million pairs are exported. The major production centres in India are Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kolkata, etc.

The sector currently employs over 3.09 million employees and is slated to employ more than 6.8 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approx. 3.7 million jobs in the nine-year period. The leather footwear segment currently employs 0.78 million people and is expected to employ 1.44 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.66 million job. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Leather footwearmanufacturing factories across India

Leather footwearmanufacturing factories across India

Will be updated

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra

Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata


Net Services India Pvt Ltd

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP) KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt Ltd