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Sewing Machinist

Sewing Machinists sew garments using industrial sewing machines. They also sew other garments like curtains. The job includes stitching fabric as well as various techniques like lockstitching, overlocking, and bar tacking. These workers must constantly check for mistakes and fix them when necessary.

Duties and tasks

  • Cutting materials and threads when necessary
  • Maintaining sewing machines
  • Often Sewing Machinists also label and finish their work
  • Properly handling sewing machines and performing applicable tasks like threading machines
  • Using pedals and levers to control machine speed and start and stop as necessary\
  • Viewing and analysing stitching for problems

Skills required

  • Ability to properly assess and manage timeframes
  • Ensuring that machines function properly by viewing various indicators
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Reliability and responsibility
  • Thinking critically and using logic in order to find solutions to issues that arise

Working conditions

Sewing Machinists work in clothing factories, while clothing machinists can also work for department stores and dry-cleaners. The work itself can be quite repetitive. Sewing Machinists spend most of their day sitting down using their hands, and they must have good eyesight.

Related jobs and job titles

  • Clothing Production Worker
  • Cutter
  • Dressmaker
  • Leather Goods Maker
  • Material Handler
  • Soft Furnishing Maker
  • Tailor
  • Textile Designer
  • Textiles Fabricator
  • Theatrical Costume Maker