Shaper and Presser

Tend machines that shape and press garment parts.

What does a Shaper and Presser do?

Tends machine that shapes and presses garment parts, such as collars and cuffs preparatory to joining parts to garments: Pulls collar or cuff onto shaped metal template of machine. Depresses pedals to open heated plates of machine and move template and garment part between heated plates. Releases pedal to close heated plates against part to shape and press part. Turns thermostatic control to regulate temperature of plates according to type of fabric pressed. May invert clothing parts prior to shaping and pressing [TURNER].