Decorate fabrics or garments with embroideries or appliques.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pinners do?

Decorates fabrics or garments with embroidery or applique, performing any combination of following tasks: Positions and pins designs or pattern on fabric, following stamped pattern. Hangs embroidered fabrics in heating cabinet or irons fabric to char buckram. Rubs and kneads cloth with hand or scrapes it with blunt instrument to loosen charred buckram. Examines finished fabric for imperfections and loose threads. Cuts off loose threads, using scissors. Removes stains from fabric, using cloth and cleaning fluid. Counts pieces and verifies number with work ticket.

Should I be a Pinner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Tannery Gummer

    How to become a Pinner

    Most Pinners 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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