Zipper Setter

Operate sewing machines to sew slide fasteners.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Zipper Setters do?

Operates sewing machine equipped with guides that prevent needle from contacting metal to sew slide fasteners in openings or on parts of articles, such as mattresses, blankets, cushions, upholsteries, sleeping bags and other camping equipment, and quilt covers: Places roll of zippers on holder, or selects zipper of specified length, and draws end of zipper through guides. Cuts zippers from roll after sewing, using scissors. Attaches zipper slide to zipper and opens zipper before sewing stops on each end of zipper opening. When sewing zippers on plastic material, operates machine equipped with folding attachment to sew binding material over seam. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.

Should I be a Zipper Setter?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cuff Setter, Fly Setter, Neck Band Setter, Plaiter, Strapper, Vamper, Welter, Yoke Setter, Zipper Sewer

    How to become a Zipper Setter

    Most Zipper Setters 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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