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Clothing Alteration Hand

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Clothing alteration hands use sewing machines or hand sewing skills to alter or repair clothes to suit customers. You may work in a specialist shop such as bridal wear. Other job titles include seamstress, dressmaker or tailor (see job profile Tailor or Dressmaker).

The Work

Clothing alteration hands work on jackets, suits, trousers, coats, skirts, dresses, shirts and other items of clothing such as wedding dresses.

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £4.35 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience this can rise to between £10.00 and £13.50 an hour.

Self-employed alteration hands charge their own rates.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
434
3.8 %
FALL
2024
418
  United Kingdom
2019
6278
0.6 %
FALL
2024
6243

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)
Tel: 020 7843 9460
E-mail: info@ukft.org
Website: http://www.ukft.org
Twitter: @UKFTorg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKfashionandtextile/

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