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SOC: 49-9093 Fabric Menders, Except Garment
Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
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Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
OJT: 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.
Tasks: Measure and hem curtains, garments, and canvas coverings to size, using tape measures. 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.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Comprehensive wage data available: Alabama Occupational Wage Survey
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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49-9093.00 Fabric Menders, Except Garment