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51-6011.00 - Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

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Mend and sew articles, using hand stitching, adhesive patches, or sewing machines.

51-6052.00 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
  • Take up or let down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.
  • Let out or take in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
  • Assemble garment parts and join parts with basting stitches, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
  • Remove stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades.
  • Fit, alter, repair, and make made-to-measure clothing, according to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit, and applying principles of garment design, construction, and styling.
  • Make garment style changes, such as tapering pant legs, narrowing lapels, and adding or removing padding.
  • Repair or replace defective garment parts such as pockets, zippers, snaps, buttons, and linings.
  • Sew buttonholes and attach buttons to finish garments.
51-6042.00 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Turn screws to regulate size of staples.
  • Turn setscrews on needle bars, and position required numbers of needles in stitching machines.
  • Switch on machines, lower pressure feet or rollers to secure parts, and start machine stitching, using hand, foot, or knee controls.
  • Operate or tend machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.
  • Fill shuttle spools with thread from a machine's bobbin winder by pressing a foot treadle.
  • Turn knobs to adjust stitch length and thread tension.
51-6031.00 Sewing Machine Operators
  • Start and operate or tend machines, such as single or double needle serging and flat-bed felling machines, to automatically join, reinforce, or decorate material or articles.
  • Turn knobs, screws, and dials to adjust settings of machines, according to garment styles and equipment performance.
  • Repair or alter items by adding replacement parts or missing stitches.
  • Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine guides according to specifications.
  • Tape or twist together thread or cord to repair breaks.
  • Perform specialized or automatic sewing machine functions, such as buttonhole making or tacking.
51-6041.00 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
  • Align and stitch or glue materials such as fabric, fleece, leather, or wood, to join parts.
  • Dye, soak, polish, paint, stamp, stitch, stain, buff, or engrave leather or other materials to obtain desired effects, decorations, or shapes.
  • Repair or replace soles, heels, and other parts of footwear, using sewing, buffing and other shoe repair machines, materials, and equipment.
  • Repair and recondition leather products such as trunks, luggage, shoes, saddles, belts, purses, and baseball gloves.
  • Stretch shoes, dampening parts and inserting and twisting parts, using an adjustable stretcher.
  • Re-sew seams, and replace handles and linings of suitcases or handbags.
51-6051.00 Sewers, Hand
  • Sew, join, reinforce, or finish parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs, using needles and thread or other materials.
  • Use different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.
  • Sew buttonholes, or add lace or other trimming.

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