Seam Presser

Tend machines that press seams of caps, hats, or millinery.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Seam Pressers do?

Tends machine that presses seams of caps, hats, or millinery: Turns dial to regulate temperature of iron in machine head, according to temperature specifications for type of material to be pressed. Positions seam over ironing form on bed of machine and under feed wheel guide. Depresses pedal to lower heated iron onto seam and feeds material under iron to smooth and flatten seam. May be designated according to section of seam pressed as Half-Section Ironer; Quarter-Section Ironer.


Should I be a Seam Presser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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: Presser, Second, Silk Presser, Silk Presser II, Sleeve Presser Operator, Steam Presser

    How to become a Seam Presser

    Most Seam Pressers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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