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Seamstress Job Description | Seamstress Duties and Responsibility

Job Description for Seamstress Job Description

Position Title: Seamstress

Reports To: Linen Room Supervisor 

Position Summary:

The Seamstress is responsible for mending, altering material items used in the hotel, uniform, linen and guest clothing.

He/She should be able to effectively communicate verbally and written with other employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.

Seamstress's Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attends morning briefings and receive instructions of the day from Housekeeping Supervisor and Laundry Supervisor.

  • Meets or accedes to guest`s mending expectations.

  • Altering material items.

  • To ensure all sewing supplies required are available at all times.

  • To report any malfunction of equipment to the Engineering department and to coordinate to get external support as required for tailoring machines and embroidery machine

  • To assist the linen and valet room when needed.

  • Assists uniform room Attendants in sorting out linen and uniform according to repairs to be done.

  • To assist in arranging uniforms for colleagues who are attending cross-training.

  • Laundry Manager / Asst. Manager to be informed of any damages or missing items in the tailoring room.

  • To operate the embroidery machine as per set instructions and to maintain the machine in good order.

  • To assist and record test wash linen and to forward report to Laundry Manager.

  • To execute simple tailoring jobs as per guest’s requests.

  • To establish clear communication with guest relating to the required tailoring service.

  • To coordinate with laundry valet for billing requirements of tailoring requests of guest rooms.

  • To carry out a minor repair on room and F&B linen in order to prolong the life of linen.

  • Checks swing machine/clean it and own area.

  • Checks the log Book for alteration request.

  • Checks all the staff uniform if any damaged or button to be change

  • Performs timely repairs on all items of uniform, linen and upholstery.

  • Measures make or alter uniforms for new employees

  • Tailor's new uniforms, items of linen and upholstery.

  • Ensures that all linen and uniforms are repaired before issuing to user departments.

  • Assist the supervisor in monthly hotel uniform inventory.

  • Cleans and maintains uniform room equipment.

  • Assumes other duties assigned by the supervisor.

  • Adhere to the rules and regulations of the hotel and its department.

  • Ends neatly, holes or tears in staff uniform, replace the buckles, zippers as required.

  • Mends bed skirting and curtains of guest rooms.

  • Inspects mending material.


  • Good health, Neat and pleasant appearance.

  • Knowledge and Skills in altering and all kind of sewing works

  • Basic written and spoken English communication

  • Knowledge in operation of uniform and Linen room.


  • Basic High school (10 years of schooling)


  • Two to three-year experience in cutting and stitching.

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Authored and managed by Augustine, a hotelier with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has a 3-year diploma with 'honors' from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and a Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA Degree.