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Career Details :: Sewers, Hand
Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Draws and cuts pattern according to specifications.
- Measures and aligns parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.
- Joins and reinforces parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs.
- Ties, knits, weaves, or knots ribbon, yarn, or decorative materials.
- Folds, twists, stretches, or drapes material and secures article in preparation for sewing.
- Softens leather or shoe material with water.
- Waxes thread by drawing it through ball of wax.
- Attaches trimmings and labels to article with cement, using brush or cement gun.
- Sews using various types of stitches, such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.
- Selects thread, twine, cord, or yarn and threads needles.
- Smoothes seams with heated iron, flat bone, or rubbing stick.
- Trims excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knife.
- Bench Workers, Jewelry
- Fabric Menders, Except Garment
- Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
- Photographic Retouchers and Restorers
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks