- A person whose chief responsibility is to cut first samples into fabric using the first pattern created for a particular design. This person must be familiar with fabric cutting techniques, terms, and standard tools—including grain, pinning, using weights, scissors, rotary cutter and board, tape measure, and ruler. He/she reports either directly to the designer, the assistant designer, or to a production manager if she is cutting preproduction samples.
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