Lamp Shade Sewer

Fabricate lampshades from material, such as silk.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lamp Shade Sewers do?

Fabricates lampshades from material, such as silk, following patterns and using scissors, needle and thread, and sewing machine: Places specified material on table and marks cutting lines on materials, following pattern. Cuts shade sections from material, using scissors. Sews sections together to form shade covering, using single needle sewing machine. Winds tape around upper and lower rings of frame. Draws shade covering over frame and bastes covering to tape on rings. Sews material to frame and trims material with scissors. Sews trimming around top and bottom of shade. Sews wire to edge of shade to reinforce edge and retain shape.


Should I be a Lamp Shade 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.
  • 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 Lamp Shade Sewer

    Most Lamp Shade 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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