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Fabric Menders, Except Garment

Job Information

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


  • Most workers learn their skills informally on the job, working alongside more experienced workers.
  • International competition and greater worker productivity will result in rapidly declining employment for most occupations; upholsterers and laundry and dry-cleaning workers, however, are expected to experience some employment growth.
  • The need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation for other reasons will lead to numerous job openings.
  • Earnings of most workers are relatively low.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $27,970/yr ($13.99/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma