Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operator

Tend sewing machines that sew buttons or other fasteners onto garments.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operators do?

Tends semiautomatic, short-cycle sewing machine that sews buttons or other fasteners onto garments: Positions garment or garment part under needle. Pours buttons into hopper for automatic feeding into holding clamp or places button or fastener in clamp and starts machine. Variations are in type of attachment and in type of button or fastener. May tend same machine to spot-tack when not attaching buttons or fasteners.


Should I be a Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Buttonhole Facer, Buttonhole Machine Operator, Buttonholer, Button Sewing Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operator

    Most Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operators 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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