23 days old

Sewer/Sample Maker

Talent, Oregon 97540
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time, Part Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


Title: Sewer/Sample Maker

Location: Talent, OR

Position: Part-time and Full-time Available


The Sewer/Sample Maker contributes to product innovation by sewing high-quality prototype, fit, and production samples for all Sunday Afternoons brands. The Sewer/Sample Maker contributes to innovation ideas and assists as needed with fit and function.



• Creates, refines, and executes samples while working with the Product Development team to ensure overall fit is consistent and aligned within the Brand.

• Supports Product Developers with prototypes and samples through commercialization.

• Ensures project priorities are followed and completed, as assigned by Product Developers.

• Supports team as needed around areas of fit, measurements, specs, construction, and other related tasks.

• Assists with repairs, small production runs, specific sewing and embellishment projects, etc.

• Organizes and tracks projects in shared tracking/scheduling tool and proactively communicates delays.

• Ensures project priorities and expectations are clear; completes projects in the order/sequence as assigned.

• Works cooperatively with Design team on sampling new innovations and creative ideas to support Brand innovation.

• Supports Product Developers as they pursue further sampling/fittings with factories on proto development.

• Organizes and maintains sewing room, requesting materials and supplies as needed.

• Adheres to assignments and calendars as directed by Design and Development teams.

• Assists in training other sewers as needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Background:

• Minimum Experience: 5 years in sewing technical headwear, gear, and/or apparel. Specific experience in headwear desired.

• Knowledge of industry trends and design principles, technical design/fit, and materials.

• Experience with industrial sewing machines (Straight Stitch, Serger, Double Needle, Cylinder Arm).

• Fit/Construction/Design Knowledge: Technical sewing knowledge in areas of knit and woven constructions; experience in executing high-quality samples.

• Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate any delays in a timely manner.

• Attention to Detail: High level of attention to detail in sewing, finishing, and completing samples.

• Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire others while building effective working relationships.

• Time Management: Ability to receive projects and process in a timely manner while understanding priority needs.

• Innovation: Demonstrates innovation and takes initiative in creative design solutions.

• Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully while remaining open to new challenges and ideas.

• Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.


• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Paid Time Off (PTO) plus holidays

• Retirement plan with employer contribution

• Volunteer day (one paid day per year for company-sponsored volunteer work)

• Gym membership reimbursement


Fun, fast-paced, hardworking office environment



  • Manufacturing / Production
Posted: 2020-02-03 Expires: 2020-03-04
About Us

A global leader in technical hats that offer superior protection from the elements, Sunday Afternoons has been redefining headwear for over 25 years. Oregon-based and family-owned, the company offers a year-round collection specializing in UPF 50+ sun protection, patented performance technologies, innovative features, classic styling, and lightweight materials.

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Sewer/Sample Maker

Sunday Afternoons
Talent, Oregon 97540

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