Shoes Hand Sewer

Sew shoe parts, such as heel ends, plugs, and quarters, to vamp.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shoes Hand Sewers do?

Sews shoe parts, such as heel ends, plugs, and quarters, to vamp or raises decorative stitches in backstay of casual shoes: Soaks skived or nonskived parts in water to soften them. Positions lasted shoe on pin jack and pulls and tacks parts to last with lasting tool. Punches stitch openings in parts with awl. Inserts waxed thread through punched openings to join skived shoe parts to vamp or raise decorative stitching in backstay. Removes tacks and shapes seam, using lasting tool. May hold unskived shoe parts in hand and insert metal tipped lace through perforations to join parts to vamp. Smooths and polishes seams, using rubbing stick. May join parts of unlasted shoes, pulling needle and waxed thread through perforated stitch openings.

Should I be a Shoes Hand Sewer?

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.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Hand Sewer, Shoes, Hand Shoes Sewer, Ladies'-Hat Trimmer

    How to become a Shoes Hand Sewer

    Most Shoes Hand Sewers 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:9sieaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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