Lockstitch Machine Operator

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to perform sewing operations.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lockstitch Machine Operators do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with guides to perform sewing operations, such as seaming garment parts along similarly shaped edges, attaching narrow fabrics, or sewing reinforcing fabric: Matches edges or positions tape, trim, or piece of fabric on mark and operates machine to attach to garment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title. May operate machine equipped with ruffling attachment to ruffle material and attach ruffled trim to garment, or operate machine equipped with shirring attachment to shirr while attaching trim. May operate two-needle variation of lockstitch machine to attach tape or trim and be designated Double-Needle Operator, Lockstitch.

Should I be a Lockstitch Machine 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: Double-Needle Operator, Lockstitch, Longseam-Machine Operator, Safety-Stitch-Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Lockstitch Machine Operator

    Most Lockstitch Machine 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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