Sews, joins, reinforces, or finishes, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Sews, joins, reinforces, or finishes parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs, using needles and thread or other materials.
- Trims excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knives.
- Selects thread, twine, cord, or yarn to be used, and threads needles.
- Draws and cuts patterns according to specifications.
- Folds, twists, stretches, or drapes material, and secures articles in preparation for sewing.
- Smooths seams with heated irons, flat bones, or rubbing sticks.
- Measures and aligns parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.
- Uses different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.
- Sews buttonholes, or adds lace or other trimming.
- Waxes thread by drawing it through a ball of wax.