Hosiery Mender

Mend defects in hosiery, panty hose, or leotards.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hosiery Menders do?

Mends defects in hosiery, panty hose, or leotards, such as holes, runs, and pulled threads, using one or combination of following methods: Sews holes with needle and thread. Stretches portion of hose containing hole or run over mending cup and secures one end of broken thread, using needle and thread. Reknits dropped stitch or run, using latch needle. Bastes across other end of broken thread. Clips loose threads from hose with scissors. Stretches hose over mending cup and moves powered-mending device across hose to return picked or pulled thread to position. Pulls hose on inspection form or over mending cup to locate defects. May smooth and fix mend, using electric iron. May be designated Greige Mender when repairing undyed hose or Finish Mender if repairing dyed hose.


Should I be a Hosiery Mender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Darner, Hat Mender, Mender, Hand, Mender, Knit Goods, Mender, Machine

    How to become a Hosiery Mender

    Most Hosiery Menders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9sieaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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