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Sewing Machinist Further Information






Job Description

As a sewing machinist, you could be decorating clothing, draperies, linens, mattresses and upholstery, as well as carpets and rugs. Most machinists work in large production and manufacturing plants, and operate industrial or commercial sewing machines. There are a small number of people who do complete these tasks themselves, but it is not as common. A sewing machinist is expected to produce sewn, finished articles by following patterns and instructions. The patterns and instructions are liable to change with each project, so you may not always be producing the same products. If you work for a large company you may be expected to sit for long hours, in a building that houses hundreds of sewing machines and machine operators. As a machinist you will generally be required to wear casual work clothes along with protective eye and ear equipment provided by your employer.

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Job Requirements
There is no specific educational requirement for this role. But you must have good oral and written English skills, in order to read instructions and communicate within a team. If you have experience within a textile related course, or have worked within a similar format you are more likely to be considered for the position. Some companies provide on the job training, but many sewing machinists gain the skills on their own. You need to have basic sewing skills to be considered.


Once you become a sewing machinist you may decide to take a career path down quality control, or management. But most sewing machinist’s advancements are usually limited to instructor or leadership roles. The salary ranges from £12,709 to £17884, with an average of £15,811

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