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||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.
- 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.
- Sew buttonholes and attach buttons to finish garments.
- 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.
- Soften leather or shoe material with water to prepare it for sewing.
||Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
- Spray water over fabric to soften fibers when not using steam irons.
- Moisten materials to soften and smooth them.
- Use covering cloths to prevent equipment from damaging delicate fabrics.
- Sew rips or tears in material, or create tufting, using needles and thread.
- Operate sewing machines or sew upholstery by hand to seam cushions and join various sections of covering material.
- Attach bindings or apply solutions to edges of cut material to prevent raveling.
||Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
- Mend and sew articles, using hand stitching, adhesive patches, or sewing machines.
- Dye articles to change or restore their colors, using knowledge of textile compositions and the properties and effects of bleaches and dyes.
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