Hand Trimmer

Trim excess materials from textile products and embroidered articles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Trimmers do?

Trims ravelings, loose threads, or excess material from articles, such as garments, hosiery, textile products, embroidered articles, or bolts or rolls of cloth, using scissors. May scan trimmed articles for soiled spots and stitching and dyeing defects. May clean spots or stains from articles, using cleaning fluids, rags, brushes, or sponges. May be designated according to material trimmed as Cloth Trimmer, Hand; Facing-End Trimmer.


Should I be a Hand Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Cloth Trimmer, Hand, Hand Leather Trimmer, Trimmer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Trimmer

    Most Hand Trimmers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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