Sewing Pattern and Sewing Specialist

Nerida Hansen Fabrics is a growing independent fabric and sewing pattern business based in Torquay, Victoria.

We currently have an exciting casual opening for a highly experienced Sewing Pattern and Sewing Specialist based at our Torquay headquarters.

The role is varied, and no day or week will look the same. You will not only provide continuity across the development of our sewing patterns and fashion garments, but you will also become an integral part of our customer relationship team.

We are looking for a natural sewer who will love nothing more than jumping behind our state-of-the-art Bernina B 735 machine to test out our new sewing patterns. The ability to write and/or edit an order of work that takes into consideration novice and home sewer instructions. This is a very important part of the role.

The amount of time in product development each week will vary so you will also engage in some retail work where required, including most Saturdays. You will join our fabulous enthusiastic showroom team to assist our customers in selecting fabrics and sewing patterns that they will love.

Ideally, our Sewing Specialist will also thrive on organising and running demonstrations or lessons for our customers and your passion for sewing and creating garments will also spill into our VIP Facebook group.

Essential skills and expertise: 

You will be the link between Nerida’s ideas and our product development team, so you MUST have an extensive background in Sewing Pattern Construction including all aspects of grading, fitting and garment assembly.

High level of computer literacy.

Organised, proactive and self-motivated.

Great communication skills

Enthusiastic team player

Strong problem solver, able to assess any issues that might arise before completing tasks so that resolutions can be found and actioned in a timely manner.

Keen eye for detail; able to spot anomalies between styles in the same “family” and ensure fit, finishes and any other styling details are kept consistent.

Hours are casual and negotiable and we are looking for someone who will be happy working some Saturdays, if not most.

Hourly rate is also negotiable and to start asap.

If this sounds like you, please email nerida@neridahansen.com, or drop into our showroom at 3/1 Haystacks Drive and make yourself known.

Cut and Sew Assistant

We currently have a casual opening for a Cut and Sew Assistant to help us with our growing made-to-order business.

This is a casual role based in our Torquay headquarters. 

You will be responsible for the continuity of our rapidly growing made-to-order (Cut and Sew) business including preparing and cutting of our custom orders. 

You should also be a natural sewer with a good understanding of garment construction, with a focus on cutting efficiency.

You will also join our fabulous enthusiastic showroom team to assist our customers in selecting fabrics and sewing patterns that they will love, and if you love the idea of organising and running demonstrations or lessons for our customers your application will be very well recieved. 

Essential skills and expertise: 

Organised, proactive and self-motivated.

Great communication skills

Enthusiastic team player

Strong problem solver with a focus on efficiency when it comes to cutting our custom orders.

Passionate about sewing with an eye for fashion.

Minimum 12 hours, with more available in our showroom on weekends, or if you are willing to teach or demonstrate.

Hourly rate is also negotiable and to start asap.

If this sounds like you, please email nerida@neridahansen.com, or drop into our showroom at 3/1 Haystacks Drive and make yourself known.