Chainstitch Zipper Setter

Operate sewing machines to set slide fastener in garment opening.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chainstitch Zipper Setters do?

Operates chainstitch sewing machine equipped with zipper presser foot to set slide fastener in garment opening: Positions one side of zipper tape along one edge of seam opening matching marks or notches on seam edge and tape. Guides edges under needle and zipper presser foot to sew zipper tape along one side, across bottom, and up other side to set zipper in opening. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Chainstitch Zipper Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Zipper Setter, Chainstitch

    How to Become a
    Chainstitch Zipper Setter

    Most Chainstitch Zipper Setters 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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