Profession mattress maker

Mattress makers make and repair cushions, quilts and mattresses.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

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Knowledge

  • Textile materials

    Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.

  • Upholstery tools

    Set of tools used for upholstering furniture, walls and floors such as staple gun, foam cutter, staple remover.

  • Upholstery fillings

    Materials used to fill soft furniture like upholstered chairs or mattresses must have several properties such as resilience, lightness, high-bulk properties. They can be fillings of animal origin such as feathers, of vegetal origin such as cotton wool or of synthetic fibers.

Skills

  • Install spring suspension

    Nail down the springs to the wooden frame of a chair or other piece of furniture to be upholstered. In the case of mattresses, check the structure holding the springs for defects and fix the layers of protective fabrics to cover the spring suspension.

  • Use manual sewing techniques

    Use manuel sewing and stitching techniques to manufacture or repair fabrics or textile-based articles.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Sew pieces of fabric

    Operate basic or specialised sewing machines whether domestic or industrial ones, sewing pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather in order to manufacture or repair wearing apparels, making sure the threads are selected according to specifications.

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

  • Sew textile-based articles

    Sew different products based on textiles and wearing apparel articles. Combine good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and physical and mental stamina.

Optional knowledge and skills

furniture trends maintain furniture machinery perform upholstery repair sell furniture set up the controller of a machine handle delivery of furniture goods furniture industry provide customized upholstery operate furniture machinery clean furniture pack goods repair furniture machinery create patterns for textile products sell household goods

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