Profession textile pattern making machine operator

Textile pattern making machine operators create patterns, designs and decoration for textiles and fabrics using machines and equipment. They choose which materials to use and check the quality of the textiles both before and after their work.

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  • Properties of fabrics

    The influence of chemical composition and molecular arrangement of yarn and fibre properties and fabric structure on the physical properties of textile fabrics; the different fibre types, their physical and chemical characteristics and different material characteristics; the materials used in different processes and the effect on materials as they are processed. 

  • Textile techniques

    Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.

  • Textile materials

    Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.


  • Modify textile designs

    Edit sketches and digital textile designs until they meet up with customers' requirements.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Decorate textile articles

    Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

tend spinning machines dyeing technology draw sketches to develop textile articles using softwares design warp knit fabrics prepare equipment for textile printing manufacture knitted textiles manufacture braided products sew pieces of fabric tend textile finishing machines textile technologies produce textile samples tend textile washing machines textile industry machinery products cad for garment manufacturing iron textiles advise customers on sewing patterns embroider fabrics tend textile drying machines manufacture man-made fibres manufacture nonwoven staple products cut textiles manufacture non-woven filament products identify customer's needs textile trends tend textile dyeing machines tend textile printing machines

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