Picked-Edge Sewing Machine Operator

Operate picked-edge sewing machines to sew stitchlines.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Picked-Edge Sewing Machine Operators do?

Operates picked-edge sewing machine to sew stitchline specified distance from edge on outer surface of garment part, duplicating hand top stitching in appearance: Threads needle with precut lengths of thread, using threading hook attached to frame. Depresses pedal to start machine equipped with double-ended needle that moves between top and bottom chucks to insert thread at preset distances, simulating saddle stitch or short-length stitch. Pulls loop of thread from needle, using pick.


Should I be a Picked-Edge Sewing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pinked Edge Sewing Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Picked-Edge Sewing Machine Operator

    Most Picked-Edge Sewing Machine Operators 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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