Machine Binding Folder

Fold pre-sewn bindings over edge of shoe uppers to smooth and finish edges.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Binding Folders do?

Folds presewn binding over edge of shoe uppers to smooth and finish edge, using folding machine: Guides upper under heating element to soften cement on unfolded binding. Positions upper on machine and depresses pedal to fold binding over raw edge of upper and cement it to side of upper. Bends or folds corners of bindings to lie smoothly and pounds them with handtool. May be designated according to type of binding used as French-Binding Folder.


Should I be a Machine Binding Folder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bias-Binding Folder, Binding Folder, Machine

    How to become a Machine Binding Folder

    Machine Binding Folders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Machine Binding Folder-related education!
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