Hand Sewer Interview Questions

1 Share an experience in which you've successfully learned how to handle a new piece of equipment?
2 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
3 What kind of experience do you have sewing, joining, reinforcing, or finishing parts of articles, such as garments, books, mattresses, toys, and wigs, using needles and thread or other materials?
4 Share an example when you used different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.
5 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
6 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
7 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
8 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
9 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
10 Describe methods you have found helpful to select thread, twine, cord, or yarn to be used, and thread needles.
11 What is the most challenging part of drawing and cutting patterns according to specifications?
12 What have you found to be the best way to fold, twist, stretch, or drape material, and secure articles in preparation for sewing?
13 What is the key to success when communicating with the public.
14 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
15 Share your approach to measure and align parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.