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Career and Education Opportunities for Tailors

In general, tailors design, make, or fit garments.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Tailor career.

STATES WITH Tailor OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Fabric and Leather

JOB DESCRIPTION: Tailor

Tailor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Tailors sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines. They also trim excess material, using scissors. Equally important, tailors have to press garments, using hand irons or pressing machines. They are often called upon to assemble garment components and join components with basting stitches, using needles and thread or sewing machines. They are expected to repair or remove faulty garment components such as pockets and linings. Finally, tailors measure customers, using tape measures, and record measurements.

Every day, tailors are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. They need to visualize how things come together and can be organized. It is also important that they control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail.