Cloth Feeder

Feed cloth into any textile finishing machine.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Feeders do?

Feeds cloth into any of various textile finishing machines: Aligns trucks or rolls of cloth to be processed through machine according to priority, style, and width. Positions truck of cloth at feed end of machine or mounts roll of cloth onto brackets at scray. Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine. Straightens cloth as it enters machine. May assist machine operator to thread cloth through machine. May be designated according to machine fed as Finishing-Range Feeder; Mercerizing-Range Feeder; Tenter-Frame Feeder.


Should I be a Cloth Feeder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Cloth Feeder

    Most Cloth Feeders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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