Lockstitch Sleeve Setter

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to set sleeves to garments.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lockstitch Sleeve Setters do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine to set sleeve to garment: Aligns edge of sleeve on edge of armhole and manipulates sleeve material under needle to conform to dissimilar shape of opening and to distribute fullness at shoulder. May set either seamed or unseamed sleeve. May operate machine with edge-cutting attachment, seam guide, or folding attachment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Lockstitch Sleeve Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Sleeve Setter, Lockstitch, Sleeve Setter, Safety-Stitch

    How to become a Lockstitch Sleeve Setter

    Most Lockstitch Sleeve 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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