Leather goods stitching machine operators join the cut pieces of leather and other materials to produce the leather goods, using tools and a wide range of machines, such as flat bed, arm and one or two columns They also handle tools and monitoring machines for preparing the pieces to be stitched, and operate the machines. They select threads and draw thread through guides and needles. They select threads and needles for the stitching machines, place pieces in the working area, and operate with the machine guiding parts under the needle, following seams, edges or markings or moving edges of parts against the guide.
Includes joining, decorating and reinforcing pieces of leather good products using single, double or multiple-needle stitching machines.
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- 8 Plant and machine operators and assemblers
Essential skills and competences
- apply basic rules of maintenance to leather goods and footwear machinery
- apply pre-stitching techniques
- footwear equipments
- footwear machinery
- leather goods components
- leather goods manufacturing processes
- leather goods materials
- leather goods quality
- pre-stitching processes and techniques for footwear and leather goods
Optional skills and competences