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Sewing, embroidery and related workers

Sewing, embroidery and related workers sew together, repair, renovate and decorate garments, gloves and other products of textile, fur, light leather and other materials and fabricate tents sails, awnings and tarpaulins. They work mainly by hand using a needle and thread but may perform some tasks using a sewing machine.

Job Definition

(a) repairing defective or damaged portion of cloth or garment by hand, using matching thread and needle
(b) removing stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades
(c) selecting thread to match colour and shade of cloth to be darned
(d) patching holes, sewing tears and ripped seams
(e) pulling knots to the wrong sides of garments, using hooks
(f) trimming ends with scissors to make mended portion look uniform with pattern of cloth
(g) sewing ornamental designs by hand over stamped, printed or stencilled patterns on fabric using needle and coloured thread
(h) embroidering ornamental designs on cloth by hand or machine using needle and coloured threads
(k) softening leather or shoe material with water to prepare it for sewing
(l) sewing or gluing decorative trimmings to articles, such as hats, caps, or millinery
(o) hand sewing umbrella covers to frames, tacking cover to ribs along seams and sewing corners to tip of rib and sewing ties to outside of cover to hold umbrella when folded
(p) fabricating and assembling thick cloth, canvas and like materials into sails, awning, tarpaulins and tents

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