Cloth Sander

Tend machines that break up and soften fabric.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Sanders do?

Tends machine that breaks up and softens size, and imparts brushed effect to surface of fabric: Pushes truck or roll of cloth into feeding position and sews end to leader cloth, using portable sewing machine. Turns valve to admit steam into drying can. Starts machine that passes cloth around drying can to break up and soften size in fabric, and between emery rollers that abrade surface of fabric to impart brushed effect. Positions handtruck to receive cloth from swing-folding attachment.


Should I be a Cloth Sander?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cloth Shrinker

    How to become a Cloth Sander

    Cloth Sanders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Cloth Sander-related education!
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