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$1,132 per week


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


  • 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.


  • stressful.

To become a Clothing Trades Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Sewing

  • Organisational Skills

  • Time Management

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Building Relationships

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