Sewing Machine Repair Training Programs and Career Information

Sewing machine technicians use their maintenance and mechanical skills to repair sewing machines used for textile production and construction. Work is available at sewing machine repair shops and in the textile manufacturing industry.

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Sewing Repair Programs

Careers in sewing machine repair require knowledge of sewing machine mechanics and the skills necessary to repair personal and industrial sewing machines. Hands-on study and on-the-job training are sufficient for self-employment and work with smaller shops.

Knowledge of small machinery and the sewing process is helpful. Obtaining employment as an entry-level worker can lead to formal education and training opportunities through manufacturers or courses that are restricted to current sewing machine repairers. Industrial textile manufacturers often look for applicants with at least 3-5 years of experience when hiring sewing machine repair mechanics for larger operations.

Formal Education

Formal education for sewing machine repairers is primarily obtained through ad hoc classes taught by sewing machine manufacturers or experienced repair technicians. Class availability can vary. Few if any vocational and technical colleges offer dedicated training programs in sewing machine repair.

Job Experience

Hands-on training is the most important aspect of becoming proficient at sewing machine repair. Sewing machine repair shops are sometimes willing to take on apprentices to help support the business. Areas of focus include motor evaluation, hook timing, stitch formation, thread tension and tool selection. Working with or for an experienced practitioner allows a beginning sewing machine repair technician to train on multiple machines. Once trained, they may be able to open an independent business or work under an expert at an established shop. Those seeking a career in industrial sewing machine repair may get significant on-the-job training.

Workshops and Seminars

Some training opportunities are available only to employees of textile businesses. Formal training, including workshops and classes offered by manufacturers, usually trains sewing machine repairers on a particular brand of machine. This training does not necessarily help in the repair of other machine makes or models.

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