Lockstitch Waistband Setter

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to sew waistband to upper edge of pants.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lockstitch Waistband Setters do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine to sew waistband to upper edge of pants or skirt. Positions waistband on upper edge of garment, aligning markings, and guides parts under needle to attach waistband to garment. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Lockstitch Waistband Setter?

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

  • Also known as: Waistband Setter, Waistband Setter, Lockstitch, Waist Fitter

    How to Become a
    Lockstitch Waistband Setter

    Most Lockstitch Waistband 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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