Lockstitch Zipper Setter

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

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lockstitch Zipper Setters do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with zipper presser foot to set slide fastener in garment opening: Positions one side of zipper tape along one edge of seam opening, matching marks or notches on seam edge and tape. Guides edges under needle and zipper presser foot to sew zipper tape along one side, across bottom, and up other side to set zipper in opening. May assemble fly in pants and set zipper in fly and be designated Fly Setter. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.

Should I be a Lockstitch Zipper Setter?

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: Zipper Setter, Lockstitch

    How to become a Lockstitch Zipper Setter

    Most Lockstitch Zipper 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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