Female tailor measures fabric and marks seams

Clothing Trades Worker

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

Overview

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

Day-to-day

  • 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
  • pressing and finishing work.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,132 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

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