Becoming an Apparel Cutter
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Becoming an Apparel Cutter

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Lays out, marks and cuts fabric to form parts of garments.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,413
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