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Pattern Cutter or Grader

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Pattern cutters work from fashion designers' plans to make the templates used for making garments. Pattern graders take the patterns made by pattern cutters and produce scaled up and scaled down versions, to produce the same garment in different sizes.

The Work

You might specialise in either cutting or grading, or both.

As a pattern cutter you could be:

As a pattern grader you could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary depending on:

Pattern cutters and graders start around £25,000 a year. Experienced cutters and graders can earn in the region of £30,000. Multi-skilled cutters and graders working for companies making specialist or luxury clothing may earn up to £40,000.

Conditions

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
643
5.6 %
RISE
2029
679
  United Kingdom
2024
8505
4.5 %
RISE
2029
8890

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

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