Hand Pleater

Form pleats in wool, cotton, synthetic, or other cloth fabrics.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Pleaters do?

Forms pleats in wool, cotton, synthetic, or other cloth fabrics, using pleat patterns: Places opened pleat pattern on table, using iron weights to hold pleats open. Lays fabric on pattern and folds creases in pattern to form pleats. Rolls pattern with fabric inside into cylinder preparatory to steaming process.


Should I be a Hand Pleater?

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

  • Also known as: Hand Meat Salter, Pleater, Hand

    How to become a Hand Pleater

    Hand Pleaters 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 Pleater-related education!
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