Textile Production Workers
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Textile production workers sew, join, design, make or alter and operate or tend sewing machines to cut textiles, perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or non-garment products, and the finishing of textiles or synthetic materials such as glass fibers or liquid polymers. Workers construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, shoes, or shoe parts as well as constructing sets of fabric patterns or layouts. Textile workers also work to make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

This group includes weavers & stitchers and slubber machine & drawing frame operators and excludes "Fabric Menders, Except Garment" (49-9093).

United States SOC Codes included for reference:

• 51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators

• 51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

• 51-6042 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

• 51-6051 Sewers, Hand

• 51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

• 51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

• 51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

• 51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

• 51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

• 51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

• 51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

• 51-6093 Upholsterers

• 51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Top Job Titles: Seamstresses, Sewers, Upholsterers, Tailors, Furniture Restorers, Weavers, Winders, Press Operators, Patternmakers, Stitcher Operators

Top Skills: Sewing, Alterations, Apache Yarn, Furnishing, Merchandising, Embroidery Machine Operation, Upholstery, Image Stitching, Pattern Making, Garment Construction

Top Educational Programs: Textile Fabric Development, Textile Design, Garment Design, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Patternmaking

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