Sewing training prepares candidates to construct, mend and alter garments and other textile items. Those seeking professional careers in the sewing industry may find positions as tailors, dressmakers or menders.

Basic sewing experience and on-the-job training is necessary to pursue a sewing career. A range of postsecondary educational opportunities incorporating sewing, including certificate, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs, generally in the area of fashion design or sewing and design, are available. Students typically learn the fundamentals of sewing, from pattern layout to machine operation and garment finishing, while crafting an item. Graduates may work in the clothing and manufacturing industry, or start an independent business.