Fabric Stretcher

Clinch wire mesh fabrics to metal frames.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fabric Stretchers do?

Clinches wire mesh fabric to metal frames to assemble springs for cots, folding beds, and other furniture: Clamps frame in jig and hooks helical springs to frame bars. Spreads fabric and stretches springs, using hooked handtool, and links spring hooks to loops of fabric. Attaches hooks to secure fabric to frame, using pliers and hammer.

Should I be a Fabric Stretcher?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Fabric Stretcher

    Fabric Stretchers 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 Fabric Stretcher-related education!
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