Lockstitch Pocket Setter

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to join cut parts to form pockets.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lockstitch Pocket Setters do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine to join cut parts to form pockets and to set pockets into or onto garment, according to style and markings. May topstitch pocket edges or attach welting, piping, or trim to pockets. May cut material for welting, using scissors. May cut pocket openings, match corners, or cut excess fabric from seam, using scissors. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Lockstitch Pocket Setter?

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

  • Also known as: Pocket Closer, Pocket Maker, Pocket Setter, Pocket Setter, Lockstitch, Pocket Tacker, Smocker

    How to become a Lockstitch Pocket Setter

    Most Lockstitch Pocket Setters 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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