Clothes maker - Salary and Career
Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

Clothes maker - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They make patterns for clothes and shoes, research market segments, study design styles and evaluate research on market trends, evaluate materials for acquisition and develop prototypes of clothes, shoes and furniture, design furniture, interpreting drawings and models, analyzing the place of installation of bespoke furniture, making drawings of furniture and fixtures in cad and drawing board, dimensioning components, specifying wood, wood derivatives and accessories for furniture and finishing materials, such as paints and varnishes, among others.

How much does an Clothes maker earn

A Clothes maker earns between $1.288 and $6.613 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.709 and a median salary of $2.162 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3.688 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Clothes maker

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.709 32.512 677 13
1º Quartile 1.288 15.455 322 6
Median Salary 2.162 25.939 540 10
3º Quartile 5.043 60.522 1.261 24
Higher Salary 6.613 79.358 1.653 31


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

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Main workplaces

Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services they work in the manufacture of clothing and accessories, in the manufacture of leather goods, travel articles and footwear, and in the manufacture of furniture. They are employees with a formal contract, work individually, with occasional supervision, indoors and during daytime hours. Eventually, they work under pressure, which can cause stress. The shoe modeler may be exposed to toxic materials.


What does it take to work in the field of Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

The exercise of these occupations requires a mid-level technical course in clothing (shoe and clothing modeler) or furniture (furniture designer), or equivalent experience. The full exercise of activities occurs with at least two years of experience, after the technical course.


Functions and activities of Clothes maker

Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services must:

  • analyze market segment;
  • design furniture;
  • develop clothing, footwear and furniture prototypes;
  • furniture design;
  • make patterns for clothes and shoes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • make patterns for clothing and shoes;
  • making patterns for clothing and shoes;
  • evaluate materials for acquisition;

  • Activities

    • specify materials for finishing furniture (paints, varnishes);
    • order laboratory testing of prototypes;
    • specify trims and accessories for clothing and footwear manufacturing;
    • testing pilot piece (prototype) of clothing;
    • test shoe prototype;
    • cutting patterns for clothes and shoes;
    • work creatively;
    • analyze the custom furniture installation location;
    • consult technical bulletins;
    • elaborate footwear technical sheet;
    • determine the position of product ornaments, details and accessories;
    • evaluate the sewability of leather and fabrics;
    • visually evaluate the degree of finishing of the materials;
    • elaborate clothing measurement tables;
    • interpret laboratory test results;
    • acting responsibly;
    • elaborate clothing technical sheet;
    • prepare materials testing report;
    • provide data for manufacturing machine accessories;
    • specify woods, wood products and furniture accessories;
    • evaluate material composition;
    • mark references in patterns;
    • perform enlargements and reductions of product dimensions by scale;
    • test furniture prototype;
    • elaborate drawings of furniture and templates (in cad and drawing board);
    • resolve emergency situations;
    • guide the manufacture of prototypes;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • tracing patterns for clothes and shoes;
    • coding patterns;
    • elaborate furniture technical sheet;
    • visually evaluate the finishing degree of the materials;
    • evaluate cost and benefit of materials;
    • make a pilot piece (prototype) of clothing;
    • work as a team;
    • interpreting models and designs of clothes and shoes;
    • adjust molds and templates;
    • evaluate research on market trends;
    • test the color fixation in leathers;
    • evaluate competitor ideas and products;
    • manufacture footwear prototype;
    • provide data for manufacturing shoe molds;
    • tracing patterns for clothing and shoes;
    • manufacture furniture prototype;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • interpret furniture drawings and models;
    • study 'design' styles;
    • size furniture components;
    • elaborate flat designs of clothes and shoes;
    • interpret technical terms in other languages;
    • check the strength of materials;
    • interpret technical standards for the production of clothing, footwear and furniture ;
    • collect technological information at fairs and fashion shows;


    Sectors that hire Clothes maker the most in the job market

    • clothing parts making
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • underwear making
    • made-to-measure clothing parts
    • wholesale of apparel and accessories
    • clothing parts faction
    • manufacture of textile artifacts for home use
    • manufacture of articles of clothing, produced in knitwear and knitting
    • professional clothing making
    • combined office and administrative support services




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