How to Become a Tailor

Tailor Job Description

Tailors alter, repair and create clothing according to a customer’s needs and specifications. Tailors may be employed by retail clothing establishments, or may be self employed. 



Tailor Job Duties

  • Take measurements of customer
  • Use a premade pattern or self designed pattern to create garments
  • Ensure proper fit of garment by having the customer try it on
  • Adjust the seams of a garment
  • Patch tears or sew rip and holes to repair clothing
  • May be responsible for basic bookkeeping functions
  • May be responsible for performing advertising and promotional functions



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