Sample Maker/Sewer

MLE provides equitable career opportunities which foster mentorship, empowerment, leadership, and growth in an entrepreneurial environment.

We are searching for a sample maker or experienced sewer to assist with sample and order production for fabric and leather based accessories. This is an ongoing opportunity, with work available a minimum of 1-3 days per week, with 5-8 hours of work each day.

Please note this role requires some work on site at MLE's headquarters in Saugerties, New York, at least 1 day a week to review new designs and confirm the production quality. Work may also be done offsite at the candidate & company's discretions.

Tasks will include:

  • drafting or adjusting patterns
  • cutting and ironing fabric
  • sewing cotton and silk with an industrial machine and serger
  • cutting, stitching, and riveting leather
  • setting up and running an embroidery machine to embroider fabric details

Candidate must be:

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Attentive
  • Focused
  • Proactive
  • Disciplined
  • Patient
  • Positive
  • COVID19 Vaccinated

Prior experience using a walking foot sewing machine, industrial machine, serger and with women's accessories preferred.

Please email your resume, cover letter, work portfolio, and expectations for hourly rate with a W-9 to

We look forward to working with you!