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Cushion Maker

Aliases: Pillow Maker, Cushion Stuffer, Cushion Mat Maker

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Cushion Maker is expected to perform include:

  • Making cushion covers and stuffing them
  • Cutting upholstery cloth according to size of cushion and sewing pieces together
  • Stuffing material into cushion and beating cushion with hand or stick to make packing even
  • Sewing open end of cover and stitching piping along edges to preserve shape of cushion
  • Repairing and rebuilding cushions
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization 
  • Shift system maybe available
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, secondary school/vocational course/advanced/higher diploma

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge about fabrics and stitches
  • Ability to handle textile, colours and dyes
  • Well-versed in embroidery, prints and design
  • Ability to sew ends of cushion covers after filling
  • Proficient in operating sewing machine to join cut fabric parts
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Creative thinking
  • Time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good observation
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://www.citdindia.org/images/summer_vacation_courses_2014.pdf
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

 Cushion Maker → Chief Cushion Designer → Design Department Head → Creative Director

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  •  For candidates with experience – Rs 12,500 to Rs 21,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 4 to 5 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Cushion and pillow manufacturers 
  • Self-employed
  • Home textile and furnishing companies 
KEYWORDS 
  • Pillow Maker
  • Cushion Maker
  • Cushion Stuffer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157534.0400Cushion Maker
ISCO 20087534Upholsterers and Related Workers
NIC 200813924Manufacture of bedding, quilts pillows, sleeping bags etc.
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available 
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