Mattress Finisher

Tuft and stitch mattresses to finish them.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mattress Finishers do?

Tufts and stitches mattresses to finish them: Measures and marks off tufting points on both sides of mattress with rule and crayon. Threads cotton tufts or tufting buttons and sews through mattress to tie them to tufts or buttons on under side. Stitches mattress border to side padding to stiffen mattress edge and prevent sagging through displacement of padding. Gathers corners of padding to shape and to stitch rolled edge and preserve box-like shape of mattress. May tend equipment, such as tape-edge, roll-edge, or tufting machines. May be designated by specific function or specialty as Roll-Edge Stitcher, Hand; Side-Stitcher.


Should I be a Mattress Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Mattress Finisher

    Most Mattress Finishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9sieaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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