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Job Title – Stitcher


A Stitcher is the artisan who assists in the implementation of costume sketches under the supervision of a Cutter.

Typical Job Activities

Sews, either by machine or hand, the costumes assigned by team leader (First Hand or Cutter)
Manages time effectively on each sewing project
Maintains personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively
Communicates with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
Performs other duties as assigned by team leader

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Costume designer

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Educational Requirements

Grade 8 Certificate for in-service training
Grade 10 Certificate or higher qualification for training at a technical(FET) college or fashion house
Preference is given to people with a Senior Certificate

Compulsory subjects: None
Recommended subjects: Home economics

Entry to work place:

In-Service Training:

Many factories have their own centres which offer training:
- The operator is taught how to perform each task with minimal finger, arm and body movement

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Be able to concentrate
Have an aptitude for needlework
Have a certain amount of mechanical insight
Work quickly and carefully
Be quality-conscious
Enjoy routine work tasks
Be able to sit and work for long periods
Be able to work under pressure

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Employment Opportunities


Market Competitiveness


Income Potential


Self-Employment Opportunities


International Employment Opportunities


Possible Employers

Garment manufacturing factories
Curtain and drapery companies
Accessory manufacturers
Furniture manufacturers

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Career Progress and Path

Experience in specific field
Work performance

Possible Career Paths

Specialist career in the specific field

Employment Stability

Moderately stable

Reasons to consider this career

The need is determined by new technology
I can work with my hands