Handbag Framer

Attach hinged metal frames to the leather or fabric handbags.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Handbag Framers do?

Attaches hinged metal frames to leather or fabric handbags: Spreads grooves in frame, using automatic opening device or pliers. Brushes cement into grooves. Trims edges and corners of bag fabric, using scissors. Clamps frame in frame-tightening device, and pushes edges and corners of bag into grooves with fingers and punch. Depresses pedal of tightening device to pinch sides of grooves around edges and corners of bag fabric. May record production. May be designated according to type of handbag framed as Coin-Purse Framer; Pocketbook Framer; Purse Framer.


Should I be a Handbag Framer?

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

  • How to become a Handbag Framer

    Handbag Framers 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 Handbag Framer-related education!
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