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Sewers, Hand

Also called: Custom Clothier, Designer, Dressmaker, Seamstress

What they do:
Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • design
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Embroidery design software
  • Template design software
Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
  • Graphics digitizing software
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Drawing software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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