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All About Sewers, Hand

Job Description: Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.

Life As a Hand Sewer

  • Sew buttonholes, or add lace or other trimming.
  • Attach trimmings and labels to articles with cement, using brushes or cement guns.
  • Smooth seams with heated irons, flat bones, or rubbing sticks.
  • Select thread, twine, cord, or yarn to be used, and thread needles.
  • Sew, join, reinforce, or finish parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs, using needles and thread or other materials.
  • Wax thread by drawing it through a ball of wax.

Hand Sewer Required Skills

These are the skills Sewers, Hand say are the most useful in their careers:

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • Stitcher
  • Embroidery Specialist
  • Knit Goods Mender
  • Custom Clothier
  • Hat Maker

Hand Sewer Employment Estimates

There were about 13,500 jobs for Hand Sewer in 2016 (in the United States). There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Hand Sewer. There will be an estimated 1,400 positions for Hand Sewer per year.


The states with the most job growth for Hand Sewer are Oregon, Colorado, and Massachusetts. Watch out if you plan on working in Ohio, New York, or New Mexico. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Hand Sewer

The salary for Sewers, Hand ranges between about $20,900 and $39,410 a year.


Sewers, Hand who work in Kentucky, Oregon, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.

How much do Sewers, Hand make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $31,260
California $29,700
Colorado $32,810
Florida $27,720
Idaho $30,990
Illinois $28,620
Indiana $28,240
Kentucky $35,850
Louisiana $21,740
Massachusetts $30,820
Missouri $35,700
New Jersey $30,200
New York $29,310
North Carolina $26,160
Ohio $28,460
Oregon $38,060
Pennsylvania $28,370
Tennessee $29,820
Texas $32,100
Utah $23,600
Virginia $26,160
Wisconsin $31,100

Tools & Technologies Used by Sewers, Hand

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Sewers, Hand:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Freehand
  • Drawing software
  • Embroidery design software

How do I Become a Hand Sewer?

Individuals working as a Hand Sewer have obtained the following education levels:


What work experience do I need to become a Hand Sewer?


Where Sewers, Hand Are Employed


Sewers, Hand work in the following industries:



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