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Top 50 Sewing Machine Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Sewing Machine Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Sewing Machine Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.2% of Sewing Machine Operator resumes contained Machine Operation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Sewing Machine Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Sewing Machine Operator:

1. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Adjusted machine performance on material by observing machine operation; detected malfunctions; adjusted settings.
  • Observed sewing machine operation to detect defects in stitching and machine malfunction and notified supervisor.
  • Worked as utility floater as needed in approximately twelve different sewing machine operations.
  • Monitored sewing machine operations and observed defects in stitching or machine malfunctions.
  • Started machine operations by inserting control instructions into control units.
  • Monitor machine operation to detect problems.
  • Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions.
  • Monitored machine operation, as well as inspected the clothing after it had been rendered.
  • Situated fabrics and articles in hoop frame and clamps before starting machine operations.
  • Observed sewing machine operation to detect defects and report to the supervisor.
  • Check for sewing quality during machine operation and make adjustments as needed.
  • Handled sewing machine operation to detect defects in stitching or machine malfunction.
  • Trained new employees by demonstrating work methods and machine operation.
  • Cross-trained on ten sewing machine operations and six machines.
  • Machine Operation, Sewing, Data Entry,
  • Tended to simple sewing machine operations.
  • Inspect garments, Monitor machine operation.
  • Aligned fabrics and garments under sewing machine using guides Observed machine operation to identify problems
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions or to determine whether adjustments are needed.
  • experience and expertise in the area of sewing machine operation and maintenance.

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2. Single Needle

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Here's how Single Needle is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Top stitching with the double needle or single needle Adler sewing machine to different lid designs.
  • Sewed with single needle hemming bib style aprons and used attachment for hemming aprons.
  • Sewed curtains and pillows on a single needle machine and surge machine.
  • Work on a section of clothing using a single needle machine.
  • Cut and assembled golf cart enclosures using single needle sewing machine.
  • Operate a single needle sewing machine while meeting production quota.
  • Operate Double and Single Needle Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Single needle, double needle and surge machine.
  • Operated a single needle sewing machine making baby garments and crib sets for Daisy Kindom.
  • Sewed on a serger and a single needle sewing machine piecing together garments.
  • Work as team Skills Used Single needle.different pressure foots,threads.
  • Single needle, Double needle, Sergers and Lap Machine.
  • Single needle, Double needle, Sergers.
  • Can operate single needle, double needle, over lock, merrow, hemmer, button sew and button holer machines
  • run single needle, double needle, cover stitch, and overlock sewing machines
  • Operated various sewing machines, including single needle serging and double needle serging.
  • Bar Tack Machine Operator Single Needle Machine Operator Box-Stitch Machine Operator Surging Machine Operator
  • operated single needle/ multi-needle/ and serging machines.
  • Operated surger, 2 needle, single needle machine, sewing theatrical and dance costumes.
  • Used single needle machine,double needle machine,button machine,and tacking machine.

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3. Materials Sewn

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Here's how Materials Sewn is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Recorded quantities of materials sewn.
  • Matched cloth pieces in correct sequences.Recorded quantities of materials sewn.
  • Sew sweatshirts, sleeves, Assemble cloth and materials sewn.

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4. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Helped coworkers follow safety procedures.
  • Followed all policies and safety procedures
  • Arrived on time, kept work area clean, organized, and followed safety procedures.

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5. Detect Problems

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Here's how Detect Problems is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Monitored machine operation to detect problems such as stitching and breaks in thread during seasonal employment at Disney warehouse.
  • Sewed women's and children's clothing Monitored machine operation to detect problems with malfunctions

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6. Machine Guides

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Here's how Machine Guides is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Placed spool of thread on spindle of machine and drew thread through machine guides, tensions and eye of needle.
  • Threaded ends through machine guides.
  • Insert bobbins and thread ands through machine guides and components.

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7. Presser Feet

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Here's how Presser Feet is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Guide pieces of material under machine needle and presser feet to sew together.
  • Guide rugs under machine needles and presser feet to properly edge rugs.

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8. Garment Parts

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Here's how Garment Parts is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Reconstructed garments, ordered and replaced garment parts, trained new employees, and performed other duties as assigned.
  • Assembled garment parts and joined parts with basting stitches using needles and thread and sewing machines.
  • Attach tape, trim, appliques, or elastic to specified garments or garment parts.
  • Sew the garment parts together, and sew buttons and buttonholes to finish the garments.
  • Repaired and replaced defective garment parts, including pockets, pocket flags and coat linings.
  • Repaired and replaced defective garment parts such as pockets, pocket flaps and coat linings.
  • Basted edges of material to align and temporarily secure garment parts for final assembly.
  • Sewed garment parts together on a single needle machine.
  • Recorded number of garment parts and completed garments sewn.
  • Guide garments or garment parts under machine needle.
  • Assembled bathing suits for various lines Repaired and replaced defective garment parts, including.
  • Sewed garment parts together on a single needle machine.Skill, Qualification and Achievement Record
  • match garment parts and deliver them to machine operators) and garment part loader
  • Operated one needle, overlock serge machine and two needle, overlock serge machine to reassemble garment parts.

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9. Sew Parts

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Here's how Sew Parts is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Directed garments or garment parts under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together.
  • Guide sole of the shoes under the needles and presser feet to sew parts together.
  • Guided garment and garment parts under machine needle and presser foot to sew parts together.
  • Set up and maintained machines and guided material to sew parts together.
  • Sew parts together to make seats, backs, footrest etc.
  • Sew parts for air filtration bags for bag houses.
  • Sew parts For Laptop Computer Bags.
  • Sew parts for military tents.
  • Sew parts,pieces together to make life jackets and soft sided coolers.

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10. Serger

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Here's how Serger is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate industrial sewing and serger machines mass producing pet beds for companies such as Pet Smart, Costco, and Walmart.
  • Sewed on double needle, serger, plain sew, zigzag, hemmer, binder and inspected.
  • Experienced on blind-stitch, button attachment, bar-tacking, zipper installing, serger, single-needle sewing machine.
  • Operated industrial sewing machines and sergers to sew and upholster medical tables.
  • Worked on a single needle, double needle and serger.
  • Operated Industrial Serger to sew raw edges to daily production
  • Operated the serger extensively on clothes and towels.
  • Operated an industrial sewing machine and serger.
  • Operated Serger machine to sew sides of clothing
  • Operate sewing machines to perform garment sewing actions such as alter and repair clothing using serger and multi needle sewing machines.
  • Operated single and double needle, serger and bar stitch machines Sewed fabric to produce soft-line chairs.
  • Used an Industrial serger to put side seems in various Lingerie items in a production format
  • Sewed on a serger maching at production level flat hem, sleeve set, shoulder join
  • Use Serger and Bernina sewing machines to produce various types of apparel
  • Sewed on three thread Serger sewing machine.
  • Machine operator,serger etc.
  • Sew both sides of the pant,and clean the seam with the serger machine
  • Manufactured shirt collars and sewed on Used serger-sewing machine for trim Utilized trimmers and textile cutting equipment Completed some tailor training
  • Sew using an industrialized serger and single needle machine Customized Duveys/Bed Skirts Customized Drapery
  • Sewed Arms/Backs/Cushions Serger / Double Welt Machine 2 Needle Machine

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11. Cloth Pieces

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Here's how Cloth Pieces is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Match cloth pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them.
  • Matched cloth pieces in correct sequences.

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12. Double Needle Machine

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Here's how Double Needle Machine is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Sewed aprons and napkins using single and double needle machines.
  • Sewed military clothing using single and double needle machines.
  • Experience with single and/or double needle machines.
  • cut patterns and sew ladies sportswear using single and double needle machine and over-lock.
  • Operated single, double needle machines and serger for assembly.
  • Sew around the zipper on a double needle machine.
  • Operated Single Needle Machine * Operated Double Needle Machine
  • operated sergers, single and double needle machines, tackers, zipper machines, banding machines.
  • operated double needle machine to sew point of purchase displays.Banners and pennant strings
  • Assembled garments,knowledge of single and double needle machines.serger experience.
  • Worked on Armenti double needle machine sewinghandkerchiefs.
  • maintained all Brother sewing machines, PM -Operated double needle machine, -Experienced with cutting machine
  • Operated double needle machine Maintain above 100% efficiency Maintained quality QC inspection
  • operate single,double needle machine.serger single or double .blind stitch machine add flang to all sizes of mattrest.place fire lable .

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13. Thread Ends

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14. Insert Bobbins

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15. Dye Lots

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Here's how Dye Lots is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Matched cloth pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them and verified that dye lots and patterns match.
  • Assemble pieces of garments by matching patterns and dye lots Inspect garments Perform minor maintenance on sewing machine

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16. Place Spools

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Here's how Place Spools is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Place spools of thread, cords or other material spindles, insert bobbins and thread ends through machine guide components.
  • Monitor machine operation, replace spools of thread and broken needles in the machine.
  • Place spools of thread on the spindles and thread ends through the machine.

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17. Repair Tags

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Here's how Repair Tags is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Altered clothing to fit individual customers and repaired defective garments following alteration and repair tags and marks on garments.
  • Inspect garments and examine repair tags and markings on garment to locate defects or damage.
  • Checked repair tags and examined garments to find defects or damages.
  • Inspect garments and examine repair tags or any markings on material.
  • Inspected garments, and examined repair tags and markings on garments to locatedefects or damage, and mark errors as necessary.

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18. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operated industrial sewing machine on assembly line production.
  • Used math skills to determine coverage of all types of furniture; *Worked with over 75 employees in an assembly line.
  • Work as a team on an assembly line using hi tech surge machines and single needle machines to produce pillows.
  • Read job orders for production of canvas tenting and trailer accessories for trailer assembly line and customer sales orders.
  • Sewed material together material in an assembly line also repaired mistakes before the shipment of the product.
  • Worked on an assembly line putting the labels into the neck of the shirt.
  • Worked on an assembly line sewing on pockets onto shorts for the Marines.
  • Worked on assembly line in manufacturing of tickets for a variety of purposes.
  • Packed curtains for placement in camping trailers on assembly line.
  • Worked on an assembly line and packing Ace bandages.
  • Work on an assembly line style team.
  • Manufactured seat covers for General Motors Vehicle Assembly line sewing team member
  • Packed manufactoring and picked up production orders and worked on the machine assembly line along with shipping orders.
  • Operate Sewing machine as part of an assembly line making sleeping bags Fill daily quotas & beyond
  • Applied Bartack Stitch, and waistband to clothing on an assembly line.
  • Perform assembly line garment sewing Meet daily quotas Quality Control Audit
  • used a single needle over lock machine,stitched garments, also production work on the assembly line.
  • Worked with Juke Sewing Machines Sewing uniforms for state hospitals Assembly line format

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19. Position Items

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Here's how Position Items is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides.
  • Position items under needles, using marks on machines in the cloth as guides.
  • Position items under needles or tacky machines or Gromit machine using marks on machines clamps templates or classes guy.
  • Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templetes, o cloth guides.
  • Position items under needles,using marks on machines,clamps,templates,or cloth as guides.

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20. T-Shirts

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Here's how T-Shirts is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Maintained production work on a sewing machine in t-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear for eleven years.
  • Worked in manufacturing environment, sewing bottom hem of t-shirts.
  • Clean area before job was finished Set Sleeves in T-Shirts
  • Attach sleeves to t-shirts utilizing industrial sewing machines.
  • Sewed binding on government issued t-shirts.
  • Assembled T-shirts using sewing machine.
  • Surged sleeves in the shirts.2 needle hem - sleeves, leggings, shorts, dresses and t-shirts.
  • Collar, armbands set using overlock machine for t-shirts or perform related sewing operation.
  • sew garment pieces to complete ladies apparel, children t-shirts, and shorts.
  • Sew sleeves of t-shirts together using single overlock sewing machine.
  • Set sleeves in T-Shirts on a Surger sewing machine.
  • Sewed anti-theft devices in Hollister t-shirts for retail sale.
  • Worked on a production line Set sleeves in t-shirts
  • Sewed pockets on babies t-shirts Material handler when needed
  • Worked on merrow machine inserting sleeves in T-shirts
  • Sewed sleeves on t-shirts Clipped patterns on t-shirts
  • Set neck bands on T-shirts Thread sewing machine
  • sewed seams on t-shirts met productivity standards
  • Operated a sewing machine making T-shirts Turn in paperwork of my daily production Worked unsupervised on Saturdays
  • Repair undergarments, t-shirts, and bras Keep work area clean Be productive Strive to keep perfect attendance

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21. Select Appropriate Materials

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Here's how Select Appropriate Materials is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Refer to orders for sewing hats and select appropriate materials.

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22. Excess Material

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Here's how Excess Material is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Cut materials, according to specifications, or cut excess material or thread from finished product, using scissors.
  • Cut excess material and thread, using blade attached to machine and scissors.
  • Removed stitches from garments, trimmed excess material using razor blade and scissors.
  • Cut excess material or thread from finished products.
  • Cut excess material and thread.
  • Trimmed excess material using scissors.

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23. Pattern Plates

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Here's how Pattern Plates is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Mounted attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates.
  • Mounted attachments, needles, pattern plates to industrial sewing machine.
  • Mounted attachments, including needles and pattern plates.

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24. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Performed sewing operations using different types of fabrics to include vinyl in the manufacturing of Golf Cart Club Protectors.
  • Operated different types of sewing machines to complete especial orders of costumes in general.
  • Sewed different types of fabrics, plastics, rubber foam, and leather.
  • Sewed different types of sweaters to be sold in the retail market.
  • Operate different types of industrial sewing machines to accomplish production goals.
  • Trace and cut out patterns from different types of fabric.
  • Operated different types of sewing machines to accomplish production on time
  • Complete projects using different types of fabric and accessories.
  • Manufactured Baby Clothes on 4 Different Types of Sewing Machines
  • Operated different types of industrial machinery and presses.
  • Operate different types of industrial sewing machines.
  • Performed staging, hooping and loading of product onto embroidery machines Worked with different types of computerized and multi-head embroidery machinery
  • Assisted blind and the handicapped in learning how to operate different types of sewing machines , to better their lifestyle.
  • Worked several different types of industrial sewing machines such as a Surge Machine and a single needle thread machine.
  • Used a sewing machine to make several different types of sleeping bags, ponchos, and other items
  • Sew several pieces together to make several different types of medical ankle boots.
  • skilled in a variety of different types and models of sewing machinery.
  • Cut, assembled, and sewed various attire for babies Operated different types of sewing machines Inspected and packaged articles for shipment
  • sewed many different types of flags
  • Sew logos on different types of uniforms Fold and package items Barcode Aprons Inventory Count on all aprons

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25. Machine Functions

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Here's how Machine Functions is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Draw thread through guides, tensions, and needles and adjust machine functions, according to fabric type.
  • Draw thread through needles and adjust machine functions to meet the requirements of the sewing project.
  • Perform specialized or automatic sewing machine functions, such as buttonhole making or tacking.
  • Performed specialized sewing machine functions, such as attaching zippers.

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26. Replacement Parts

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Here's how Replacement Parts is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Sewed missing stitches or replacement parts in accordance to repair instructions provided.
  • Placed replacement parts or missing stitches, according to repair needs.
  • Sewed replacement parts and missing stitches, according to repair tickets.
  • Repaired and altered items by adding replacement parts or missing stitches.

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27. Equipment Maintenance Tasks

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Here's how Equipment Maintenance Tasks is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles Cleaning, and oiling machine.
  • Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles.

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28. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Staff Training*Data Entry(manually)*Document Control*Inventory*Customer Service*Record all garment types, sizes, and quantity for every shipment.
  • Provided customer service to all customers and ensured that their orders were fulfilled, comfortable and fitted.
  • Sewed tags into shirts, customer service and cashier.
  • Filled and packaged orders,answered phones, customer service, received and printed incoming invoices.
  • Maintain sewing machines Prepare items to be sewn Skills Used Decision making Attention to details Customer service

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29. Military Uniforms

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Here's how Military Uniforms is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Sewed military uniforms on a production assembly line.
  • Assembled Military uniforms utilizing industrial sewing machines.
  • Manufacture government military uniforms for combat duty.
  • Sew flaps on the pockets of dress military uniforms for all branches of the Armed Services.
  • Perform basic sewing of Patches on military uniforms in accordance with the military regulations.
  • Operated bar tack machine in the manufacture of military uniforms.
  • Sewed and packaged military uniforms for the US Air Force
  • Sewed the inside lining of military uniforms.
  • Sewed Patches, nametags, awards and rank on military uniforms, and made sewing repairs on military field equipment.
  • Handled any work with either single or two needles machines Making military uniforms for the US Marines

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30. Detect Defects

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Here's how Detect Defects is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Sewed custom medical, zone, and military bags- Observed sewing machine operation to detect defects in stitching or machine malfunction
  • Observed stitching to detect defects and notified supervisor when defects were caused by machine malfunctions.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Observed stitching to detect defects and notified supervisor of defects.
  • Observed stitching to detect defects.
  • Observe sewing machine operations to detect defects in stiching or machine malfuntion, and notify supervisor.

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31. Rough Areas

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Here's how Rough Areas is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, sanding rough areas of needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines.
  • Replaced needles, sanded rough areas of needles with sandpaper and cleaned and oiled sewing machines to maintain equipment.

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32. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Produced shirts according to production requirements & quality standards
  • Provided the best quality product possible and upheld quality standards as defined by the company's quality policy.
  • Arranged work load, followed guidelines and quality standards, and completed work on time.
  • Verified that product is being made properly and conforms to quality standards.
  • Inspected and check the quality standards required for the Toyota Company.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Inspect pillows to ensure they meet quality standards.
  • Boxed items that met quality standards.
  • Inspected products for quality standards.
  • Maintain production and quality standards.
  • Performed quality control checks Responsible for meeting and exceeding production, efficiency, and quality standards Maintain a safe positive work environment
  • Sew garment according to the specifications an quality standards of customers an employer in a fast paced manner.
  • Sewed with single and double stich Maintained production in a timely manner Inspected product to ensure quality standards were met

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33. Side Seam

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Here's how Side Seam is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Sewed the side seam on blue jeans while meeting and maintaining daily production.
  • Performed production assembling the side seams and crotch in children's underwear.
  • Side seamed and set gussets in bathing suits.
  • In-seamed and side seamed denim jeans.
  • Produced side seam on Army tents
  • Alter the side seams and sleeves on shirts, and hems; and outer and inseams on pants.
  • Side Seam Pants, set labels in Shirts, tack bows to shirts.
  • Seat seams, bands on pants, close side seams.
  • Sewed side seam on Blue Jeans and T-Shirts on a Serger Machine
  • side seam, cutting tape, flat bottom hem.
  • Used an industrialized serger and single needle machine Pocket inserts Closed side seams and hem garments
  • blind stitch ,zipper setter, side seamer, plain sewer

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34. Mount Attachments

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Here's how Mount Attachments is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Mount attachments such as needles cutting blades or pattern plate, and I just machine guy according to specifications.
  • Mount attachments and adjust machine guides according to specifications.
  • Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades Cut excess material or thread from finished products.

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35. High Quality

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Here's how High Quality is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Work with a team of sewer's to put together these high quality products.
  • Work indepently and with the team to manufacture parts and pieces Consistent high quality and speed.

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36. Fabric Types

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37. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Read orders, sew all products to consistently reach production goals of greater than 100 percent.
  • Planned and established work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Achieved 105% daily team sewing production goals consistently for 18 months top performance.
  • Assemble military vests * Meet daily production goals
  • Arrange material accordingly and sew baby clothes Operate sewing machines accordingly Meet production goals
  • Exceeded production goals Worked well independently and as part of a team Perfect attendance
  • Assemble patio cushions Meet production goals Make sure sewing is accurate

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38. Juki

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Here's how Juki is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operated Juki industrial sewing machine.
  • Performed minor repairs on Juki sewing machines which decreased downtime.
  • Use JukI and Sailrite Heavy-Duty Ultra walking foot sewing machine.
  • Used Juki post machine for various webbing parts.
  • Operated Pegasus sergers and Juki cording machines *Read and follow work orders to ensure customer specifications
  • Use Juki Sergers Sewing Machine for bamboo covers and all other material, also make covers for mattresses and pillows.
  • Experience with variety of machines (Brother, Juki, Yamato, Pegasus, Union Special And many others.

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39. Different Machines

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Here's how Different Machines is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Worked in production, learning to operate 7 to 8 different machines.
  • Sew men's clothes together using different machines.
  • Sewed fire retardant uniforms using different machines, mainly a serger.

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40. Straight Stitch

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Here's how Straight Stitch is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Positioned and held pieces of material, so that they are sewn together with a smooth, straight stitch.
  • sewed two pieces of fabric together using a straight stitch sewing machine
  • Operated industrial serge and straight stitch machines Ran an industrial bar seal machine Assisted with product packaging Counseled on various production plans
  • Varied dutys, machines, serger, ,straight stitch.

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41. Final Inspection

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Here's how Final Inspection is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Worked closely with final inspection department.

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42. Automatic Operation

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Here's how Automatic Operation is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Position material or article in clamps, template, or hoop frame prior to automatic operation of machine.

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43. Machine Problems

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44. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Performed quality control tasks to ensure product quality.

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45. Production Environment

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Here's how Production Environment is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operated high-end industrial sewing machines in a clothing production environment.
  • Constructed garments in fast paced production environment.
  • Worked in production environment; sewed belt loops on blue jean pants.
  • Sewed knit sport apparel as an operator in a production environment.
  • Sew cushions in a fast paced production environment.
  • Construct garments in a team production environment.
  • Bar tacked medical stockings for Medi Manufacturing in a production environment Inspected product for defects

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46. Electric Knives

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Here's how Electric Knives is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Cut materials according to specifications, using blades, scissors, or electric knives.
  • Cut materials in per specifications using blades, scissors or electric knives.
  • Used scissors and electric knives.
  • Operated Industrial sewing machines, sergers and electric knives.

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47. Item Specifications

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Here's how Item Specifications is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Attached tape, trim and elastic to specified garments and garment parts, according to item specifications.
  • Position items under needles for sewing *Attach tape or binding to edge of carpet according to item specifications

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48. Equipment Performance

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Here's how Equipment Performance is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Turn knobs, screws, and dials to adjust settings of machines, according to garment styles and equipment performance.

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49. Clamp Holders

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Here's how Clamp Holders is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Attach buttons, hooks, zippers, fasteners, or other accessories to fabric, using feeding hoppers or clamp holders.

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50. Button Holes

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Here's how Button Holes is used in Sewing Machine Operator jobs:
  • Sewed button holes on shirts to company standards.
  • Side Seamer/ Button HoleSewed shirt sides together, sewed buttons on inspected and forward to the next area.
  • Operated a serger, sewing machine, blind hem machine, cover seamer, button holes, button setter.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Sewing Machine Operator

Machine Operation

17.4%

Single Needle

8.7%

Materials Sewn

6.8%

Safety Procedures

5.8%

Detect Problems

5.6%

Machine Guides

5.6%

Presser Feet

5.0%

Garment Parts

4.8%

Sew Parts

4.1%

Serger

4.0%

Cloth Pieces

3.9%

Double Needle Machine

3.8%

Thread Ends

3.8%

Insert Bobbins

3.7%

Dye Lots

3.2%

Place Spools

2.9%

Repair Tags

2.9%

Assembly Line

2.7%

Position Items

2.6%

T-Shirts

2.5%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Sewing Machine Operator

Rank Skill
1 Machine Operation 13.2%
2 Single Needle 6.6%
3 Materials Sewn 5.1%
4 Safety Procedures 4.4%
5 Detect Problems 4.3%
6 Machine Guides 4.2%
7 Presser Feet 3.8%
8 Garment Parts 3.6%
9 Sew Parts 3.1%
10 Serger 3.0%
11 Cloth Pieces 2.9%
12 Double Needle Machine 2.9%
13 Thread Ends 2.8%
14 Insert Bobbins 2.8%
15 Dye Lots 2.4%
16 Place Spools 2.2%
17 Repair Tags 2.2%
18 Assembly Line 2.1%
19 Position Items 2.0%
20 T-Shirts 1.9%
21 Select Appropriate Materials 1.5%
22 Excess Material 1.4%
23 Pattern Plates 1.4%
24 Different Types 1.4%
25 Machine Functions 1.3%
26 Replacement Parts 1.3%
27 Equipment Maintenance Tasks 1.0%
28 Customer Service 1.0%
29 Military Uniforms 1.0%
30 Detect Defects 0.9%
31 Rough Areas 0.9%
32 Quality Standards 0.9%
33 Side Seam 0.9%
34 Mount Attachments 0.8%
35 High Quality 0.8%
36 Fabric Types 0.7%
37 Production Goals 0.7%
38 Juki 0.6%
39 Different Machines 0.6%
40 Straight Stitch 0.6%
41 Final Inspection 0.6%
42 Automatic Operation 0.5%
43 Machine Problems 0.5%
44 Product Quality 0.5%
45 Production Environment 0.5%
46 Electric Knives 0.5%
47 Item Specifications 0.5%
48 Equipment Performance 0.4%
49 Clamp Holders 0.4%
50 Button Holes 0.4%
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