Garment Fitter

Fit ready-to-wear garments on customers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Garment Fitters do?

Fits ready-to-wear garments on customer to designate alterations required for desired fit of garment: Studies garment on customer and measures pieces, such as sleeves, pants, and hems. Pins altering folds or marks on cloth with chalk at seams, darts, or necklines to indicate alterations to be made. Measures and marks hem to specified length. Records required alterations and instructions concerning alterations on tag and attaches tag to garment, or calls out instructions to salesperson for recording on alteration tag. May alter garments, using sewing machine, as required by work load. May be designated according to garment fitted as Men’s Garment Fitter; Women’s Garment Fitter.

Should I be a Garment Fitter?

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

  • Also known as: Bridal Gown Fitter, Dressmaker Garment Fitter, Garment Cutter, Men's Garment Fitter, Surgical Garment Fitter See More

    How to become a Garment Fitter

    Most Garment Fitters 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:9rhaaa&chl=no+college+%2871%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,71,71
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