If you’re looking to step into the tailoring world, Learn.org has five easy steps that will lead into a career as a seamster.
First, you need to do a little research to make sure the career will take you the path you wish to go. A seamster often works for department stores, in the bridal industry, or alteration shops. On the other side, a seamster also could work with designers to help contrast fashion designs.
Second, you have to learn the trade, which goes beyond knowing how to sew by hand or on a machine. Seamsters should have an understanding of fabric, design, construction of garments, and patternmaking.
Third, learn computer skills. The textile market is largely automated, and a lot of the work is down through a computer. Your job would be to make sure that compute cut the right fabric.
Fourth, acquire business skills. About half of seamstresses working in the U.S. are self-employed. If this is the route you take, you’ll need to know what all goes into running your own business.
Last, advance with the trends. Move up the ladder from sewing machine operator to a first-line supervisor, or keep on track with new fashions.
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