Repairs tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Measures and hems curtains, garments, and canvas coverings to size, using tape measures.
- Operates sewing machines to restitch defective seams, sew up holes, or replace components of fabric articles.
- Spreads out articles or materials and examines them for holes, tears, worn areas, and other defects.
- Stamps grommets into canvas, using mallets and punches or eyelet machines.
- Trims edges of cut or torn fabric, using scissors or knives, and stitches trimmed edges together.
- Patches holes, sews tears and ripped seams, or darns defects in items, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
- Checks repaired and repacked survival equipment to ensure that it meets specifications.
- Sews labels and emblems onto articles for identification.
- Repairs holes by weaving thread over them, using needles.
- Cleans stains from fabric or garments, using spray guns and cleaning fluid.