Marking Stitcher

Draw threads to mark points for attachment of other parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Marking Stitchers do?

Draws thread through several layers of garment parts to mark points for attachment of other parts, using handpowered machine: Places spool of thread on spindle and draws thread through guide and eye of needle. Positions several layers of garment parts on machine bed under needle. Depresses lever that forces needle downward to draw thread through parts, following markings on fabric. Cuts thread between layers of fabric, using scissors, leaving thread through each part to serve as guide for attachment of other parts, such as flaps and pockets.

Should I be a Marking Stitcher?

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: Fancy-Stitch Marker, Tacking-Stitch Remover

    How to become a Marking Stitcher

    Marking Stitchers 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 Marking Stitcher-related education!
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