Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Industrial Sewing

Industrial Sewing

Industrial sewing machine operators operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacturing of garment or non-garment products. They produce many different types of products including upholstery for furniture and wearable garments. They also work with a variety of fabrics that range from nylon to leather.

Program Content

Introduction to Industrial Sewing is designed to give students an understanding in the basic skills and techniques necessary to be an industrial sewer. The student will be trained in the manufacturing concepts, tools, safety, and the communication skills that will help prepare them for a career as a sewer in various manufacturing settings. Emphasis is placed on machine operation, setup and maintenance, threading, sewing straight lines, corners, curves and welts. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and operate a variety of industrial sewing machines.

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Registration Fee - $126

Education Pathway

Many trainees have experience from sewing at home. Industrial sewing is much different but the skillsets are similar. Basic training can be obtained from on the job experience or through training courses at vocational schools and community colleges. Most employers prefer to hire high school graduates.

Career Information

Estimated Earnings

Salaries based upon local industry average are $7.95 - $17 per hour.

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For Additional Information:
Contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at 828.726.2242.
For course specific information, contact:

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Jeff Link

Career and Technical Education
Career Technical Education
Caldwell - H - 144
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