Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers:

Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $24,650.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 926
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -6.19 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Fabricate garments or textile products
Alter garments to specifications
Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products
Sew materials by hand
Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production
Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces
Cut fabric or leather material
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate material requirements for production
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Measure customer for size
Estimate costs of products, services, or materials

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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