Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
23260 Fabric Worker
Makes, alters, and repairs a variety of fabric articles such as clothing, awnings, tents, gun covers, sleeping bags, parachutes, inflatable shelters, flags, bed linens, and belts. Fabrics include wool, cotton, canvas, nylon, polyester, olefin, metallic fabrics, leatherette, velour, burlap, felt, vinyl, and fabrics made of rubber yarns or plastic filaments. Takes measurements and makes patterns and layouts. Marks, cuts, fits, and sews or cements parts together, using hand- or power tools and equipment and a knowledge of fabrics and construction methods. May do upholstery work on such items as cushions and vehicle seats.