Hand Sewer

Join and reinforce parts of articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Sewers do?

Joins and reinforces parts of articles, such as garments, curtains, parachutes, stuffed toys, or sews buttonholes and attaches fasteners to articles, or sews decorative trimmings to articles, using needle and thread: Selects thread according to specifications or color of parts. Aligns parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts. Sews parts with various types of stitches, such as felling tacking, stitch and basting. Trims excess threads, using scissors or knife. May trim edges of parts, using scissors. When sewing fasteners or trimmings to articles, may be designated Finisher, Hand. May be designated according to stitch sewn as Baster, Hand; Feller, Hand. May be designated according to article or part sewn as Armhole Baster, Hand; Bow Attacher; Bow Tacker I; Buttonhole Maker, Hand; Buttonhole Tacker; Button Sewer, Hand; Collar Feller. May be designated: Collar Tacker; Drapery Sewer, Hand; Dressmaker; Edge Maker; Hook-And-Eye Attacher; Label Sewer, Hand; Lapel Baster; Lapel Padder; Lining Finisher; Neck Feller; Sleeve Baster; Sleeve-Bottom Feller; Tacker; Top-Collar Baster; Trimming Finisher.

Should I be a Hand Sewer?

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: Alteration Specialist, Blocker and Sewer, Button Sewer, Hand, Custom Designer, Drapery Sewer, Hand See More

    How to become a Hand Sewer

    Most Hand Sewers 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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