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Drapery Operator

Operate sewing machines to join precut materials to form draperies.

What does a Drapery Operator do?

Operates sewing machine to join precut pieces of material to form finished draperies: Folds edges of material by hand and guides them under machine needle to form hems. Determines number of pleats required, according to width of finished drapery. Gathers pleats by hand and guides material under machine needle to tack pleats [TACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR]. May measure and cut material according to specifications, using rule and scissors. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.