Upholsterers work with furniture covered in materials, such as leather-covered couches or felt-covered antique chairs. By using tools to cut, shape and sew cushions, springs and fabrics, upholsterers can construct new furniture items and restore old furniture. Upholsterers can also work in a variety of industrial specialties, including automotive and aircraft manufacturing.
This course provides comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects of the upholstery trade. Participants will learn to perform upholstery including dismantling and reassembling furniture and selecting, cutting, sewing and fitting fabric and leather upholstery materials.
- Upholstery tools and materials
- Fabric types
- Pattern sewing
- Furniture frames, springs and webbing
- Industrial cutting
- Pleats and pattern designs
- Sewing machine operation
- Industrial upholstery
On completion of this course, participants will be able to
- Identify components common in automobile interiors
- Operate and maintain a sewing machine
- Sew all basic seams
- Calculate, layout, and sew all insert designs
- Construct a seat cover without the use of an original pattern
- Repair a seat foam cushion and frame
- Operate a button machine and produce buttons
- Layout and construct a pillow design seat cover
- Construct a seat cover using the original pattern
Lectures, Exercises, Practical Demonstrations. Programme will be 40% theoretical and 60% practical.