Pinking Sewing Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut serrated designs along edges of garments.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pinking Sewing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts serrated designs along edges of garment or shoe seams to decorate edges and prevent raveling: Positions raw edge of seam or hem between pressure and pinking rollers of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine. Guides edge between rollers or moves edge against pin guide on machine bed and feeds edge between rollers. May tend machine equipped with lever-type blade to cut sample swatches of cloth.


Should I be a Pinking Sewing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Dinking-Machine Operator, Pinking Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Pinking Sewing Machine Operator

    Most Pinking Sewing Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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