Lockstitch Armhole-Sew-and-Trim Operator

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to sew prebasted layers.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lockstitch Armhole-Sew-and-Trim Operators do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with edgecutter to sew prebasted layers at armhole seam of coat or jacket and cut away excess fabric. Positions armhole on machine bed and sews through sleevehead, sleeve, canvas, shoulder pad, and outer coat fabric while edgecutter trims excess fabric. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Lockstitch Armhole-Sew-and-Trim Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Armhole Raiser, Lockstitch, Armhole-Sew-and-Trim Operator, Lockstitch, Lockstitch Armhole Sew and Trim Operator

    How to Become a
    Lockstitch Armhole-Sew-and-Trim Operator

    Most Lockstitch Armhole-Sew-and-Trim Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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