Stripe Matcher

Operate machines to cut, align, and sew stripes parallel in tubular cloth.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stripe Matchers do?

Operates machine to cut, align, and sew stripes parallel in tubular cloth: Turns screw to secure circular cutting blade in cutting position and adjusts guides according to specified cloth width. Positions cloth at feed-end of machine and threads cloth through machine units onto swing-folding attachment, or joins supply end to leader, using portable sewing machine. Starts machine that cuts cloth to open width, aligns stripes parallel, seams edges together, and trims excess cloth from edges. Observes operation for defective cutting, stitching, or misalignment of stripes. Repairs sewing defects, using sewing machine, and reports malfunctions to maintenance personnel. Ravels seams to separate cloth lots and records yardage processed onto cloth ticket.


Should I be a Stripe Matcher?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Strap Maker

    How to become a Stripe Matcher

    Most Stripe Matchers 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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