Lead Seamstress Assistant

The Charlotte Letter
Sherman, Texas

Assistant Lead Seamstress

Company: The Charlotte Letter, LLC (TCL)

Location: Onsite Sherman, Texas

Position: Full Time

Classification: Non-Exempt


Seamstress Job Description

We are looking to employ an experienced seamstress to create adaptive clothing for children with special needs and lead a team of seamstresses. This lead position will need to be able to amend, alter, and construct garments and other fabric-made articles according to our design specifications. 

To be successful as a Lead Seamstress, you should demonstrate a sound knowledge of various fabrics and sewing techniques. An outstanding lead seamstress should achieve exceptional customer service and promptly complete all tasks.

Lead Seamstress Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Accurately measuring customers using tape measures to ensure proper fit of garments.
  • Lead team in daily activities, including distributing tasks, solving assembly issues, and assuring garment standards and deadlines are met.
  • Ensuring that sewing machines and other equipment are in good working order.
  • Altering or repairing customers' garments and other articles includes hemming, mending, lengthening, and taking in and letting out seams.
  • Fitting garments on customers to determine how the alterations should be done.
  • Constructing garments and other articles according to customers’ specifications and preferences.
  • Some knowledge of pattern development. 
  • Knows how to read and make tech packs.
  • Communicating with customers to determine their specifications, needs, and preferences.
  • Using irons and pressing machines to erase the creases on garments and other articles.

Seamstress Requirements:

  • 5+ years of proven sewing experience.
  • Proven sewing experience.
  • Sound knowledge of various fabrics and sewing techniques.
  • The ability to work under time constraints.
  • The ability to safely use different types of sewing machines.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Read tech packs 
  • Has experience with commercial sewing machines: Juki 
  • Create tech packs
  • Create patterns 
  • Some college in fashion.

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