£11,440 Average salary at age 20
£20,280 Average Salary
39 Average hours per week


Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of textiles and related craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 541: Textiles and Garments Trades.

Main Tasks

  • Marks out, cuts and sews corsets, light clothing and hoods and aprons and makes and repairs sails, boat covers and other canvas goods;
  • Fills and stuffs cushions, quilts, soft toys and furniture;
  • Examines sketches and draws out patterns for the manufacture of garments and upholstery;
  • Shapes and steams fabric into hats or hoods and gives final shape to fibre helmets and felt hats;
  • Performs other tasks not elsewhere classified, for example, forms mounts for wigs, makes buttons, shapes hat brims, and staples seams of industrial gloves.


Entry does not depend on academic qualifications. Training is mainly on-the-job although relevant vocational courses and qualifications are available in some areas.

UK Prospects

3000 Workforce Size
4.76% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
852 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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