Drapery Head Former

Form headings in drapes, using shears, steam irons, and sizing devices.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Drapery Head Formers do?

Forms heading in drapes, using shears, steam iron, and sizing device: Lays drapes on table to straighten fabric. Measures fabric to specification and fastens material to table, using sizing device and clamps. Cuts uneven edges of material with shears. Folds material over crinoline and presses material with steam iron to form heading.


Should I be a Drapery Head Former?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Drapery Head Former

    Most Drapery Head Formers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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