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Clothing Pattern MakerAlternative titles

Ringa Waitohu Kākahu

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Apparel Pattern Maker

Clothing pattern makers interpret clothing designs and measurements, draw outlines of clothing pieces and create paper patterns from them.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Clothing pattern makers with no experience can expect to earn about
$14-$15
per hour
Experienced clothing pattern makers usually earn about
$23-$25
per hour
Source: Competenz.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
153
Year 2011
160
Year 2010
160
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Average

Chances of getting a job as a clothing pattern maker are average, due to it being a small occupation but with good demand for experienced workers in some niche markets.


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Graphics

Textiles

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Sonya Whitticase working on a clothes pattern on a desk, with a clothing rack behind her

Clothing pattern makers may create designs by hand or using design software

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Updated 17 Dec 2014