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$865 per week
Decline

Overview

Sewing Machinists operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.

Day-to-day

  • threading machines, inserting bobbins and positioning parts to be sewn
  • starting, stopping and controlling speed of machines with pedals and knee levers to coordinate actions of presser feet, clothes guides, blades and other attachments, and guiding parts under needles, following edges, seams and markings
  • changing needles and adjusting, securing and modifying attachments to machines
  • finishing items by cutting excess material and threads
  • operating thread trimming and other non-sewing machines
  • inspecting stitching for defects and notifying repair mechanics of machine malfunctions
  • performing basic maintenance such as lubrication of machines
  • may do laying up and bundling tasks
  • may ticket, label and finish work.

To become a Sewing Machinist

Skills employers are looking for

  • Sewing

  • Communication Skills

  • Machinery Operation

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Multi-Tasking

  • Organisational Skills

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