Lockstitch Front-Edge-Tape Sewer

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to sew prebasted front edges of coats.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lockstitch Front-Edge-Tape Sewers do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with edgecutter to sew prebasted front edge of coat or jacket: Sews across top edge of lapel. Lowers edgecutter to side of needle, positions tape along front edge of coat, and guides parts under needle to sew tape and cut away excess fabric from coat layers. Raises edgecutter and sews tape to bottom front corner of coat, easing in tape at corner. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.

Should I be a Lockstitch Front-Edge-Tape Sewer?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Front Edger, Front-Edge-Tape Sewer, Lockstitch, Lockstitch Front Edge Tape Sewer

    How to Become a
    Lockstitch Front-Edge-Tape Sewer

    Most Lockstitch Front-Edge-Tape Sewers 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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