Sample Pattern Maker Program

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Sample Pattern Makers as a growing occupation with projected employment growth of more than 8% between 2012 and 2022 and is a great way to break into the fashion industry.

Get trained as a Sample Pattern Maker at A-Technical College (ATC) and be part of an important aspect of the fashion and apparel world. This career is perfect for you if you have an attention to detail, like a structured environment and consistency of work.

Attending ATC is a great way to prepare to be part of a work environment in an exciting industry. ATC fully prepares our students to enter the job market with a program involving a balance of free-hand skill building and computer aided instruction.

Sample Pattern Maker Diploma Program Objective

900 clock hours – 26 semester credit units, including 180 hours of externship

Courses Include: 

  • Flat Pattern Complete 
  • Basic Block
  • Sewing Assembling
  • Design and Measurement

The Sewing Operator & Sample/Pattern Maker student will be introduced to the skills needed to succeed in a dressmaking career. Students will learn how to draft a basic pattern, cut and assemble the garment using different industrial sewing machines, including single needle, overlock, blind stitch, button-hole and cover stitch machines to select the right material for a project. Students will finish garments and alter patterns, mark, cut, and tack fabric for a proper fit.

The ATC program prepares the graduate to obtain entry-level position as dressmaker, sample maker, sample cutter, quality control, alteration’s business, sewing machine operator.

Interested in a Sample Pattern Maker Career?

Training for a new career is easier than you think! Contact one of our Admissions Representatives today at (213) 747-8292 to learn more about our programs.

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