9445 – Fabric, fur and leather cutters
Fabric cutters cut fabric to make parts for garments, linens and other articles. Fur cutters cut fur pelts to make parts for garments and other fur articles. Leather cutters cut leather to make parts for shoes, garments and other leather articles. Fabric cutters are employed by clothing and textile manufacturers and other manufacturers of fabric products. Fur cutters are employed by furriers and fur products manufacturers. Leather cutters are employed by shoe and other leather products manufacturers.
Index of titles
Bias-cutting machine tender – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
Canvas cutter – fabric products manufacturing
Cloth cutter – fabric products manufacturing
Cloth-cutting machine operator – fabric products manufacturing
Clothing cutter – clothing manufacturing
Cuff-cutting machine tender
Cutter – leather products manufacturing
Cutting machine operator – clothing manufacturing
Die cutter – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
Fabric cutter – fabric products manufacturing
Hand cutter – clothing manufacturing
Hand cutter – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
Hand leather cutter – leather products manufacturing
Leather cutter – leather footwear manufacturing
Leather garment cutter – manufacturing
Leather harness maker
Leather rifle case maker
Leather trunk maker
Leather-stripping machine tender – leather products manufacturing
Machine felt cutter
Master pattern cutter
Mink tail slitter – fur products manufacturing
Saddle cutter – leather products manufacturing
Sailcloth cutter – fabric products manufacturing
Sample cutter – fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
Shoe parts cutter – footwear manufacturing
Slipcover cutter – fabric products manufacturing
Slitter and rewinder
Stripping machine tender – leather products manufacturing
Trimmer – leather products manufacturing
Upholstery marker and cutter
Welt maker – hat manufacturing
Welt-trimming machine tender – hat manufacturing
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Place patterns on top of layers of fabric and cut fabric using electric or manual knives, cutters or computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting devices
Adjust cutting technique to type of fabric and style of garment
May cut fabric samples.
Cut fur skins in diagonal strips to specified length and shape of pelt using furrier’s knives and cutters
Number pelts to indicate their location on pattern
May sort or match skins, and may prepare fur samples.
Select leather and cutting dies for leather goods and shoe parts according to specifications
Position leather on cutting bed of machine, maximizing usage according to skin grain, skin flaws and skin stretch
Operate clicker or punch press to stretch leather
Operate machine to cut leather or cut single leather skins by hand to make leather products
May cut leather samples.
Some secondary school education is usually required.
Experience as a fabric, fur or leather cutter is required for fabric, fur or leather sample cutters.
Some on-the-job training is provided for occupations in this unit group.
Several years of on-the-job training are provided for fur cutters.
There is little mobility among the different kinds of cutters in this unit group.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Shoe repairers and shoemakers (6343)
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (6342)