About This Career Path
Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.
Sew, join, reinforce, or finish parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs, using needles and thread or other materials.
Trim excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knives.
Select thread, twine, cord, or yarn to be used, and thread needles.
Draw and cut patterns according to specifications.
Fold, twist, stretch, or drape material, and secure articles in preparation for sewing.
Smooth seams with heated irons, flat bones, or rubbing sticks.
Measure and align parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.
Use different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.
Sew buttonholes, or add lace or other trimming.
Wax thread by drawing it through a ball of wax.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Sales and Marketing
Production and Processing
Judgment and Decision Making
Complex Problem Solving