Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer is $15.46
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers?
An early career Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.32 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.98 based on 13 …Read more
What Do Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers Do?
Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers generally work for specialty clothing sellers at premium levels of service, and common employers include places such as bridal shops and custom, high-end haberdasheries. They may also work at premium clothing service companies, executive dry cleaners, and other tailoring and altering shops.
Those in this position work by creating, altering, and finishing custom-created clothing for customers. Generally, they must first acquire accurate measurements; …Read more
- Take customer measurements and communicate any necessary alterations.
- Mark or pin alteration measurements.
- Maintain sewing machines and report any damages or problems.
- Ensure alterations are accurate, complete, and meet specified standards.