Binder

Sew binding material over seams of clothing and equipment .
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Binders do?

Operates sewing machine equipped with folding attachment to sew binding material over edges or seams of articles, such as camping equipment, linens, parachutes, gloves and mittens, or hats and caps, to reinforce, prevent raveling, and give finished appearance: Places roll of binding on holder and draws end through folding attachment. Positions edge of article between folds of binding material and guides article and material under needle. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title. When binding blankets, folds binding material at end of seam to form corners and sews over folded corner. When binding fitted sheets, matches curved edges of sheet and guides edges under needle to form sheet corners. May operate sewing machine equipped with shirring mechanism to gather binding as binding is attached to article. May be designated according to article or part bound as Band-Lining Bander; Blanket Binder; Ear-Flap Binder; Fitted-Sheet Binder; Flap-Lining Binder; Helmet Binder. May be designated: Parachute Taper; Pot-Holder Binder; Screen-Vent Binder; Soft-Hat Binder. May bind rug samples and be designated Sample Processor.


Should I be a Binder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bag Mender, Blanket Binder, Ear-Flap Binder, Fitted-Sheet Binder, Flap-Lining Binder, Hat Binder, Helmet Binder See More

    How to become a Binder

    Most Binders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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