There are two types of Pattern Cutter - creative pattern cutters who sketch designs, create new patterns and create prototypes also production pattern cutters who make patterns commercially viable. Both can work either manually or using CAD (Computer Aided Design).
There are no set requirements for this role, you could start as a pattern cutting assistant or sample machinist and work your way up. You could start this role through an apprenticeship. You could also do an introductory college course in fashion, or a foundation degree, HND or degree in fashion or garment technology. For further information see the Creative Skillset website.
- An interest in fashio
- The ability to interpret a designer's drawings
- An eye for detail
- Able to work to deadlines
- Good concentration levels
- Good team working skills
£16,000 to £18,000