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Fabrics, also known as textiles in the furniture and decorating businesses, can be damaged by the environment: light, temperature and humidity, especially direct sunlight, are the main causes of damage, as well as normal wear and tear.

Fabric covers just about everything in a home or office and someone needs to restore and repair that fabric which may be torn, faded, stained or burnt.

This is a specialised area of sewing and a course in fabric restoration would be beneficial.

Start by asking friends and family if you can work on some furniture that needs restoring.



  • Start-up Capital: $200
  • Space required: Space for furniture to be restored
  • Equipment: Sewing machine, table and sewing tools
  • Specific skills: Online course in fabric restoration


Free online courses & information

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