Career outlook for sewing machinist
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would stitch pieces of material together to make products such as clothes and furniture.
- Choose the right sewing machine settings for each job
- Feed fabric sections through the machine
- Stitch together clothing or fabric products
- Check that finished work matches pattern instructions
- Clean, oil and look after machines
- Follow health and safety guidelines
You would need to be good at following plans.
You could specialise on one machine such as a flatbed, or use a number of machines to produce different finishes. You might also use computerised sewing machines that read from a digital design pattern.
You may work with a variety of fabrics, such as cotton, synthetics, wool and leather, and on a number of different product lines. You may stitch industrial textiles, for example those used in making sails or car mats.
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