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Ringa Tauira Kākahu

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Patternmakers turn clothing designs into patterns.


New patternmakers usually earn

$17-$18 per hour

Experienced patternmakers usually earn

$18-$36 per hour

Source: NZ Fashion Tech and Competenz, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a patternmaker are average due to the small size of the occupation.
Sonya Whitticase working on a clothes pattern at a desk

Clothing patternmakers create patterns by hand or by using design software

Last updated 28 August 2018