Fur Finisher

Complete, alter, and repair fur garments.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fur Finishers do?

Completes, alters, and repairs fur garments, sewing by hand or using sewing machine: Sews interlining to inside of fur skin by hand or using blindstitch sewing machine. Selects lining pattern or measures garment shell or old lining, cuts out lining parts, and sews parts together, using sewing machine. Sews lining into shell, using sewing machine or needle and thread. Sews on hooks, rings, hem tape, buttons, monograms, and padding for collars and cuffs, using needle and thread. May baste lining parts together by hand to facilitate machine sewing. May sew preassembled lining into shell. May sew linings only and be designated Fur Liner. May replace linings and repair damaged skins and be designated Lining Finisher.

Should I be a Fur Finisher?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Coat Finisher, Dress Finisher, Fingerer, Flosser, Fur Joiner, Fur Liner, Fur Tailor, Garment Finisher See More

    How to become a Fur Finisher

    Most Fur Finishers 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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