What should you study? What skill do you need?
You don’t need to study at university to become a sewing machinist. You could undertake a sewing machinist apprenticeship to hone your skills. However, many of the skills you need can be taught on the job. This role requires great attention to detail, patience, coordination, and the ability to work under pressure.
You’ll need to know how to use standard manufacturing machinery like a sewing machine, overlocker, hemming machine and others that are commonly found in clothing factories. Sewing machinists work in a team as well as independently, so the ability to manage your time and work with others is important too.
While many fashion brands manufacture their clothing overseas, the UK manufacturing sector is growing with the demand for British-made fashion. There are lots of opportunities to train and find work in this sector!