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Learn the basic skills of Upholstery, and more, with our DIY Woodwork courses in Sydney.

This 3-hour course will give participants familiarity with the basics of upholstery. 

During the course, they will learn the basic tools, materials and techniques of upholstery while working on a small basic project – a milk crate topper. 

At the end of the course, participants should have enough understanding and confidence to tackle projects on their own (with a little help from google).

This basic upholstery short course goes hand-in-hand with our Furniture Repair & Restoration workshop.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this introduction to upholstery course, you should be able to:

  • knowledge of general workshop safety;
  • an understanding of how to select appropriate fabrics for your project;
  • understand and skills to measure and cut foam;
  • knowledge around how to repurpose and glue foam pieces together;
  • an understanding of what timbers to use for creating a base for your project;
  • knowledge of basic upholstery principles and tools; and
  • a seat base to take home.

At the end of the workshop, the participants should be able to go home with their Milk crate topper, and with the skills to do basic upholstery at home.

After finishing this course, you might like to enrol in our Furniture Repair & Restoration workshop or Woodwork Course for Beginners.

What will be covered in this introduction to upholstery course?

The course structure involves a combination of theory and practice. The idea behind this course is that participants get to practice and fail at basic upholstery, being encouraged to improve and get hands-on guidance from the workshop facilitator.

•      Introduction

•      Safety and housekeeping

•      Project outline

•      Discuss importance of repair and using reclaimed materials

•      Intro to basic upholstery tools

•      Step1: Attach foam to plywood base

•      Step 2: Dacron

•      Step 3: Fabric

•      Step 4: Attach plug (base fabric)

Who is this introduction to upholstry course for?

This course is designed for those with little to no knowledge or experience in woodworking. 

Course venue

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016

How to get there

The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is opposite no. 23. You will see a hand-painted sign "The Bower Woodworks". If the door is locked, please press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Public transport

Public transport is the best way to get to the workshop space. The space is located close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.

Car parking

Most nearby parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8 pm. Untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two blocks, untimed parking is on your right.

What to bring to class

  • Close-toed shoes
  • Dust maks or safety equipment if you have any

Additional information

  • Please don't wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no heels, please
  • Please do not wear jewellery

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Basic Upholstery Short Course

<p>Learn the basic skills of Upholstery, and more, with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/woodwork">DIY Woodwork</a> courses in Sydney.</p>

<p>This 3-hour course will

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$110 Limited inc GST / $0 / $88 / $99

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