Fabric Lay Out Worker

Lay out and fold bolts of fabrics.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fabric Lay Out Workers do?

Lays out and folds bolts of fabrics, such as silk and rayon, preparatory to moire processing, dyeing, and other processing: Determines if cloth should be folded by hand or machine, according to type of processing to be done or specifications, and lays aside bolts to be folded by machine. Folds remaining bolts end-to-end as specified. Records data, such as customer’s number, lot number, piece number, yardage, date, color, style, and process specified, for each bolt. May fold finished bolts of fabrics.


Should I be a Fabric Lay Out Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Fabric Lay-Out Worker

    How to become a Fabric Lay Out Worker

    Most Fabric Lay Out Workers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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