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The Seattle Goodwill Vintage Fashion Collection contains vintage clothing and accessories dating back to the mid-1800s. Making history come alive is one of the ways Goodwill raises awareness of our job training and education mission. The garment repair volunteer will assist in repairing vintage clothing and accessories.
Project Scope/Primary Responsibilities:
Study garments to determine required alterations.
Alter garments and join parts by hand or using a sewing machine.
Repair and replace zippers, hook and eye closures, buttons, snaps, linings, pockets, etc.
Maintain garments drape and proportions as repairs are performed.
Ensure proper handling of vintage garments and accessories in order to avoid damage.
Role Requirements & Abilities:
Attention to detail
Ability to perform repetitive fine motor functions
Excellent garment construction skills
Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques
Demonstrated experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques