Hat Trimmer

Replace and sew hat trimmings or ornaments to the cleaned hats.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hat Trimmers do?

Replaces and sews hat trimmings, such as linings, hatbands, ribbons, and ornaments on cleaned hats, by hand or using sewing machine: Cuts ribbons and leathers to length, using scissors. Folds ribbon to form bows and other ornaments, and stitches them to hat. Bastes linings and ribbons to hat, using needle and thread. Blind stitches leather to hat to form sweatband, by hand or sewing machine. Folds ribbon to form binding, by hand or uses sewing machine equipped with binding attachment. May cut and rip out stitches to remove trimmings before hat is cleaned. May scrub lining ribbons and bows of women’s hats and press them with hand iron. May reshape artificial flower ornaments by hand to freshen them.

Should I be a Hat Trimmer?

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: Try On Baster, Weaver, Hand Loom

    How to become a Hat Trimmer

    Most Hat Trimmers 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:9rhaaa&chl=no+college+%2871%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,71,71
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