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Tailor / Seamstress

200

Statewide
Job Postings
214th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
180

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$10.21 - $14.25

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$9.54 - $13.80

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Tailor / Seamstress - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 200 job postings for the occupation of Tailor / Seamstress in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Tailor / Seamstress. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Certifications

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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What Tailor / Seamstress Do:

Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.

Common Job Activities:

  • Sew, join, reinforce, or finish parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs, using needles and thread or other materials.
  • Trim excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knives.
  • Select thread, twine, cord, or yarn to be used, and thread needles.
  • Draw and cut patterns according to specifications.
  • Fold, twist, stretch, or drape material, and secure articles in preparation for sewing.
  • Smooth seams with heated irons, flat bones, or rubbing sticks.
  • Measure and align parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.
  • Use different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.
  • Sew buttonholes, or add lace or other trimming.
  • Wax thread by drawing it through a ball of wax.
  • Tie, knit, weave or knot ribbon, yarn, or decorative materials.
  • Soften leather or shoe material with water to prepare it for sewing.
  • Attach trimmings and labels to articles with cement, using brushes or cement guns.

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