Profession sewing machinist

Sewing machinists sew components of wearing apparel together. They can repair and renovate wearing apparel by hand or by using a different sewing machines. 

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Manufacturing of made-up textile articles

    Manufacturing processes in wearing apparel and made-up textiles. Different technologies and machinery involved in the manufacturing processes.

  • Apparel manufacturing technology

    Traditional and advanced apparel manufacturing technologies. Technologies including processes, machinery, etc. in order to compile and design pattern requirements, contribute to product costing and finalise assembly sequence and quality assurance criteria.

  • Buttonholing

    The methods of buttonholing using specialised buttonholing machines in order to make buttonholes to wearing apparel.

  • Manufacturing of wearing apparel

    The  processes used to fabricate wearing apparel and the different technologies and machinery involved in the manufacturing processes.

Skills

  • Decorate textile articles

    Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.

  • Operate garment manufacturing machines

    Operate and monitor machines which make miscellaneous wearing apparel articles. Operate and monitor machines that fold cloth into measured length, and measure size of pieces.

  • Distinguish accessories

    Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Manufacture wearing apparel products

    Manufacture either mass-product or bespoke wearing apparels of various types, assembling and joining together wearing apparel components using processes such as sewing, glueing, bonding. Assemble wearing apparel components using stitches, seams such as collars, sleeves, top fronts, top backs, pockets.

  • Distinguish fabrics

    Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Alter wearing apparel

    Alter wearing apparel repairing or adjusting it to the clients/manufacturing specifications. Perform altering by hand or using equipment.

  • 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.

  • 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

embroider fabrics manufacture personal protective equipment made of textile

Common job titles

  • Sewing machinist
  • Cnc cutting table operator
  • Cnc machinist
  • Fabric cutter
  • Sewing machine mechanic
  • Manufacturing engineer - cnc machinist
  • Industrial sewing machinists
  • Tooling technician