Profession mattress maker

Mattress makers form mattresses by creating pads and coverings. They tuft mattresses by hand and cut, spread and attach the padding and cover material over the innerspring assemblies.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

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

  • 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.

  • Use manual sewing techniques

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

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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