Apparel Cutter

Lays out, marks and cuts fabric to form parts of garments.
Training time 12 months - 2 years
Average pay $40,093
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 300

What does an Apparel Cutter do?

  • conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • cutting out master patterns
  • laying up and cutting fabric
  • pinning, basting and draping garment parts
  • sewing garments
  • fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
  • sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
TAFE
Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
TAFE
Certificate IV in Clothing Production
TAFE