Fabric Menders, Except Garment

Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.

Median Annual Wage: $23,930

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Seamstress; Mender; Sail Maker; Sail Repair Person; Perch Mender; Tarp Repairer; Awning Craftsman; Custom Marine Canvas Fabricator; Fabric Worker; Hand-Woven Carpet and Rug Mender

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Operate sewing machines to restitch defective seams, sew up holes, or replace components of fabric articles.
  • Spread out articles or materials and examine them for holes, tears, worn areas, and other defects.
  • Stamp grommets into canvas, using mallets and punches or eyelet machines.
  • Trim edges of cut or torn fabric, using scissors or knives, and stitch trimmed edges together.
  • Patch holes, sew tears and ripped seams, or darn defects in items, using needles and thread or sewing machines.

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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Fabric Menders, Except Garment.

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