7532-Garment and Related Pattern-Makers and Cutters

Job Title: 

Garment and Related Pattern-Makers and Cutters

Job Description: 

Textile, leather and related patternmakers and cutters create precision master patterns for production of garments, other textiles, and leather or fur products. They mark, cut, shape and trim textile, light leather and other materials according to blueprints or specifications in the manufacture of garments, hats and caps, gloves and miscellaneous products.


Tasks include:

  • creating a master pattern for each size within a range of garment sizes, using charts, drafting instruments, computers, and/or grading devices
  • creating the ?blueprint? or pattern pieces for a particular apparel design with the aid of a computer
  • calculating dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material
  • drawing details on outlined parts to indicate where the parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes on garments, decorative stitching on shoe parts or eyelets on canvas products , using computers or drafting instruments
  • positioning templates or measuring materials to locate specified points of cuts or to obtain maximum yields and mark fabric accordingly
  • laying out master pattern on fabric and cutting sample pattern
  • testing patterns by making and fitting sample garments
  • placing patterns on top of layers of fabric and cutting fabric following patterns, using electric or manual knives, cutters or computer numerically controlled cutting devices
  • cutting fabric or fur pelts to make parts for garments and other fur articles
  • trimming excess material or cutting threads off finished products, such as cutting loose ends of a finished product
  • positioning leather on cutting bed of machine, maximising usage according to skin grain, skin flaws and skin stretch
  • performing pattern-making, marking and cutting tasks in the manufacture of other products such as soft furnishings and canvas goods
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Garment cutting marker
Garment patternmaker
Tailor's cutter

Specific Occupations: 

Garment cutter

Garment pattern-maker

Garment marker

Other garment and related pattern-makers and cutters

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore