Established tailoring shop seeking experienced tailors/stitchers. Offering full or part time hours, but preference will be given to applicants interested in 30+ hours a week.
Tailoring: The available tailoring position will involve a variety of standard alterations of men’s and women’s clothing. Our sewing shop specialty is creative “re-purposing” and “re-imagining” of damaged or unflattering clothes. The available position offers potential growth towards working on more of these inspired projects.
Piece work: The available stitching positions will assist us in producing our DC-sewn, eco-friendly house line. For home contractors, we pay by piece, and require that the first garment is constructed at our shop, so that we are on hand for any questions and quality control. To sew our line at home/an alternate location, contractors must have access to a serger, multi-stitch sewing machine, and an iron. We provide all materials, but you need to provide equipment (needles, pins, bobbins, ect). Stitchers working at our sewing shop will have set hours, depending on our current production schedule, and will use our machines and notions.
We’re looking for someone with a sunny outlook on life (like our own!), great work ethic, who’s excited by new challenges, and genuinely enjoys sewing. We love what we do, and we want you to as well!
Requirements for all available positions:
Applicants should be comfortable with home and industrial sewing machines, sergers, a variety of hand stitches, and most standard alterations (hemming pants and dresses, taking in the waist of garments at the side seams, altering men’s button-ups etc.). In addition, applications must be familiar with garment construction and have an eye for detail. Because we are offering a variety of positions for a variety of skill levels, further requirements can be flexible. Relevant schooling (either technical college or university) is preferred, but equivalent experience in tailoring or theatrical costume shops will suffice.
A sewing test will be administered as part of your job application, and will include:
- setting a lapped zipper and an invisible zipper
- rolled hem on a lightweight fabric
- hand sewing sample of slipstitch, slant hem stitch, cross or “X” stitch, shanked button, and a snap