footwear patternmaker


Footwear patternmakers design and cut patterns for all kinds of footwear using a variety of hand and simple machine tools. They check various nesting variants and perform material consumption estimation. Once the sample model has been approved for production, they produce series of patterns for range of footwear in different sizes.

Alternative label

  • footwear pattern designer and cutter

  • footwear pattern cutter

  • footwear pattern designer

  • pattern designer and cutter

  • footwear pattern-maker

  • footwear pattern designer and maker

  • pattern designer and maker

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