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Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operator

Tend sewing machines that sew buttons or other fasteners onto garments.

What does a Buttonhole and Button Sewing Machine Operator do?

Tends semiautomatic, short-cycle sewing machine that sews buttons or other fasteners onto garments: Positions garment or garment part under needle. Pours buttons into hopper for automatic feeding into holding clamp or places button or fastener in clamp and starts machine. Variations are in type of attachment and in type of button or fastener. May tend same machine to spot-tack when not attaching buttons or fasteners.