What does a Fabric Mender, Except Garment do?
Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
- 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.
- Check repaired and repacked survival equipment to ensure that it meets specifications.
- Sew labels and emblems onto articles for identification.
- Repair holes by weaving thread over them, using needles.
- Clean stains from fabric or garments, using spray guns and cleaning fluid.
- Sew fringe, tassels, and ruffles onto drapes and curtains, and buttons and trimming onto garments.
- Re-knit runs and replace broken threads, using latch needles.
- Replace defective shrouds, and splice connections between shrouds and harnesses, using hand tools.
- Pull knots to the wrong sides of garments, using hooks.