Apprentices complete a required number of hours in on-the-job training and related instruction.
Sewing Machine Operator
North Carolina (SAA)
Individual state requirements may vary. Please contact your local apprenticeship office to ensure this version is suitable to your state’s requirements.
Work Process Content
On the Job Training
Operating Commercial Sewing Machine
A) Review safety protocol for using an industrial sewing machine
B) Knowledge of production flow process
C) Identify components to the sewing machine: bobbin case, pressure foot, etc.
D) Thread sewing machine, and other critical parts associated to the machine being used
E) Knowledge of basic math and measurements
F) Sew straight lines, 1/2 seams, and make corners to job specifications G. Run welt and piece welt on the bias
Understand all functions of the production ticket
A) Pull and read sewing specks sheets/notes
B) Sew throw pillows with welt and decorative trim
C) Identify all pieces associated with flat/cushion sew
D) Pull a cushion border
E) Sew a cushion and/or flatwork
F) Knowledge of furniture terminology, example: flow match, center line, spots, plain, 4-way line and notches
G) Inspect own product
H) Collect, calculate and report production tickets
Handling of Various Materials
A) Sew knife edge back pillow
B) Sew seat, outback, and out arms
C) Acquire more techniques to increase speed
A) Increase knowledge of how efficiency works, and how it applies to the individual
B) Increase knowledge of how the product is assembled.