This is a competency based training package for the unemployed and underemployed workforce of Bangladesh. The curriculum is based on the tasks to be performed in the sewing machine operator occupation and subsequently these tasks have been grouped to form various modules. A sewing machine operator is a textile worker who sews fabric with an electronic sewing machine. Although many couture houses employ hand sewers to do delicate beading and embroidery, most clothing manufacturers also keep a legion of sewing machine operators on their payroll because using the machine speeds things up dramatically.
Some sewing machine operators do their work on machines identical or similar to those commonly used in domestic sewing projects; others use larger, more powerful machines that are faster and able to handle thicker fabrics easily.