State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SEWING & ALTERATIONS SPECIALIST 2
Performs volume and custom sewing work in making, altering or mending clothing, costumes, and accessories.
Under general supervision, performs full range of clothing/costume construction including, patterning, making alterations or repairs, and maintaining items.
Orders, stores, and safeguards linens, equipment, and supplies; maintains records;
Makes, fits, mends, and alters articles of clothing, costumes, and accessories;
Drafts and produces draperies and privacy curtains;
Measures individuals for garments;
Operates power sewing, cutting, marking, and buttonhole machines;
Assists in maintenance of equipment and enforcement of safety regulations regarding the operation;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: sewing methods and equipment; use of patterns; grade and qualities of textiles; maintenance of sewing machines.
Ability to: use, adjust and maintain various power sewing machines and attachments and power cutter; do hand sewing; make, cut out and sew by patterns or create a garment/item without a pattern; instruct students or patients in use and care of sewing equipment and general sewing work; perform volume sewing work and plan and schedule work effectively; follow oral and written instructions; keep routine records.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
One year of experience or training in sewing, preferably on a volume basis, including use of power sewing machines.
Two years college training in costume or vocational sewing, pattern making, and fabric cutting.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 3585 Costumer and 84300 Seamstress 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.