Sewers, Hand

Couturier, Custom Clothier, Designer, Seamstress

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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:

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology
  • Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Embroidery design software
  • Template design software


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

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Job Outlook

Below Average
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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