Avg. Base Salary (GBP)
The average salary for a Pattern Maker is £24,493
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pattern Makers?
An early career Pattern Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £23,616 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Pattern Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Pattern Maker with …Read more
What Do Pattern Makers Do?
There are two main types of pattern makers: manufacturers and apparel designers. Pattern makers for manufacturers perform a skilled trade that is related to the tools and die making sectors; these individuals are responsible for the creation of the cast and mold. A pattern can be designed in a cast made of wood, iron, or other metallic material, so a pattern maker for manufacturers must know how to use tools such as chisels, hammers, and power tools. The pattern maker for a manufacturer works …Read more
- Create the pattern pieces for a particular apparel design.
- Alter the size of pattern pieces to product garments of various sizes.
- Use a computer to outline pattern pieces and draw in details to indicate the position of buttonholes, pleats and other features.
- Convert a designer's garment into a pattern of separate pieces that can be laid out on a length of fabric in a way that minimizes wasted fabric.