7153-Sewing Machine Operators

Job Title: 

Sewing Machine Operators

Job Description: 

Sewing machine operators operate and monitor sewing machines to make, repair, darn and renovate textile, fur, synthetic or leather garments or embroider ornamental designs on garments or other materials. They operate button hole making and eyelet holing machines to cut holes, stitch around holes, stitch buttons and fix eyelets to garments.


Attaching buttons, hooks, zippers, fasteners, or other accessories to fabric, using feeding hoppers or clamp holders

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

815 - Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Specific Occupations: 

715301 - Sewing Machine Operator
Description : Operates sewing machinery and equipment to join component parts to produce products or to create decorative sewing lines on products.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Sewing Machine Attendant, Sewing Machinist

715302 - Clothing, Textile and Leather Goods Production Operator
Description : Operates industrial machines and equipment and perform preparatory tasks to sew, press and finish textile and leather products.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Embroidery Machine Operator, Industrial Presser, Textile / Leather / Material Cutting Machine Operator, Upholstery Machinist

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa