Sewing Machinist

Kaiwhakamahi Pūrere Tuitui

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Sewing machinists use industrial sewing machines to make garments and soft furnishings.


Sewing machinists with one to four years' experience usually earn

$14-$18 per hour

Experienced sewing machinists usually earn

$18-$26 per hour

Source: Plastics and Materials Processing Industry Training Organisation (now part of Competenz).

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a sewing machinist are average due to the small size of the occupation, but demand for their services is picking up.
Close up of Angela Flynn guiding black material with white spots through a sewing machine

Sewing machinists make garments on industrial sewing machines

Last updated 20 June 2017