Hand Finisher

Fasten grommets, and hand sew reinforcing patches, ropes and rings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Finishers do?

Fastens grommets, and hand sews reinforcing patches, ropes, rings, and snaps to such canvas products as awnings, sails, and tents: Sews reinforcing patches, ropes, snaps, eyelets, and rings to specified areas of canvas, using thread, palm, and needle. Measures and draws grommet holes on canvas with ruler and pencil. Cuts holes and fastens grommet to canvas using hammer, punch, and wooden block, or operates grommet machine to fasten grommets to canvas [EYELET-MACHINE OPERATOR]. Splices rope and wire to metal fittings, seizes ends and sews to canvas. Threads ropes through grommets or ties to canvas. May taper rope by shaving it with knife, and sew rope to canvas. May repair defective canvas by patching or replacing ropes or grommets. May be designated according to type of article finished as Awning Finisher; Sail Finisher, Hand; Tent Finisher.

Should I be a Hand 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Awning Finisher, Finish Mender, Fringer, Hand, Lining Finisher, Sail Finisher, Hand, Tent Finisher, Trimming Finisher

    How to become a Hand Finisher

    Most Hand Finishers 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:9sieaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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