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Sewing Machinist

Operates industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.

Tasks Include:

  • threading machines, inserting bobbins and positioning parts to be sewn
  • starting, stopping and controlling speed of machines with pedals and knee levers to coordinate actions of presser feet, clothes guides, blades and other attachments, and guiding parts under needles, following edges, seams and markings
  • changing needles and adjusting, securing and modifying attachments to machines
  • finishing items by cutting excess material and threads
  • operating thread trimming and other non-sewing machines
  • inspecting stitching for defects and notifying repair mechanics of machine malfunctions
  • performing basic maintenance such as lubrication of machines
  • may do laying up and bundling tasks
  • Embroiderer
Job prospects for Sewing Machinists in Victoria

Occupation in the Sewing Machinists group include Sewing Machinist

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,100 Sewing Machinists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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