Canvas Repairer

Repair damaged or worn tent, awning, or other canvas articles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Canvas Repairers do?

Repairs damaged or worn tent, awning, or other canvas articles: Spreads canvas on worktable and examines it for holes, tears, and worn areas. Trims edges of damaged area, using scissors or knife. Patches holes, sews tears, or darns defective area, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Stamps grommets into edges of canvas, using mallet and punch or eyelet machine. May repair leatherette fabrics. May measure structures for canvas coverings, using tape measure.


Should I be a Canvas Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Custom Marine Canvas Fabricator, Fabric Awning Repairer, Sail Repairer, Sail Repair Person, Tarp Repairer

    How to become a Canvas Repairer

    Canvas Repairers often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9zadaa&chl=no+college+%2853%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2825%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,53,53
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