Overlock Hemmer

Operate overlock sewing machines to hem garment edges.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Overlock Hemmers do?

Operates overlock sewing machine equipped with S-shaped folder to hem garment edge. Guides garment edge into folder and simultaneously sews over raw edge and over folded-back top of hem to secure hem and cover raw edge with stitching. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.

Should I be an Overlock Hemmer?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hemmer, Overlock, Overlocker, Overseamer

    How to become an Overlock Hemmer

    Most Overlock Hemmers 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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