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Career Details :: Fabric Menders, Except Garment
Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Sews fringe, tassels, and ruffles onto drapes and curtains, and buttons and trimming onto garments.
- Stamps grommets into canvas, using mallet and punch or eyelet machine.
- Replaces defective shrouds and splices connections between shrouds and harness, using hand tools.
- Spreads out articles or material and examines for holes, tears, worn areas, and other marked or unmarked defects.
- Cleans stains from fabric or garment, using spray gun and cleaning fluid.
- Trims edges of cut or torn fabric, using scissors or knife, and stitches together.
- Measures and hems curtains, garments, and canvas coverings to size, using tape measure.
- Repairs holes by weaving thread over them, using needle.
- Patches holes, sews tears and ripped seams, or darns defects in items, using needle and thread or sewing machine.
- Pulls knots to wrong side of garment, using hook.
- Sews labels and emblems on articles for identification.
- Operates sewing machine to restitch defective seams, sew up holes, or replace garment pockets or blanket binding ribbons.
- Reknits runs and replaces broken threads, using latch needle.
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Degree of Automation