Skills Garment Repair Seamstress near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a garment repair seamstress in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 6342).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Mark, cut and sew fabric
  • Design patterns to fit measurements
  • Select and modify commercial patterns to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit
  • Operate sewing machines or sew by hand
  • Make, alter or re-style fur garments and accessories
  • Lay out, cut, sew and press materials to make hats
  • Fit, alter and repair garments as required
  • Make made-to-measure garments according to customer and manufacturing specifications

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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