Hand Embroiderer

Embroider ornamental designs by hand over stamped or stenciled designs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Embroiderers do?

Embroiders ornamental designs by hand over stamped or stenciled designs on fabric material: Fastens embroidery hoop over fabric to keep fabric taut. Threads needle with kind and color of thread specified on work ticket. Sews along cut lines of stamped design, utilizing knowledge of various stitches that may be required. May place fabric in frame instead of embroidery hoop to keep fabric taut. May use strings of beads instead of colored thread for ornamental work. May pin design on fabric preparatory to embroidering. May be designated according to specialty performed or item worked on as Initial Maker; Quilt Sewer, Hand.


Should I be a Hand Embroiderer?

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: Embroiderer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Embroiderer

    Hand Embroiderers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Embroiderer-related education!
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