Upholstery Introduction Workshop

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Course description

Learn the basic skills of upholstery in Sydney.

This is a hands-on weekend DIY course to learn the basics for upholstering a flat surface (e.g. a dining chair, a bed-head) by creating a milk-crate upholstered seat base. By the end of this course you will take home your own upholstered seat base!

Ideal for
  • Those with no knowledge or experience with upholstery
Course content
  • Introduction
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Project outline
  • Introduction to tools
  • Preparation of materials
  • Cut pieces
  • Assemble seat base
Outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • understanding of choosing appropriate fabric
  • understanding of measuring and cutting foam
  • learned what timbers to use for creating the base
  • understanding of basic upholstery principles and tools
  • a seat base to take home
Please bring
  • Any fabrics or buttons you would like to use on your project.
Venue

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from rear of building)

Entrance to the Bower workshop
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 5:30pm.

Transportation and Parking
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.

Most nearby parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8pm. 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.

Other 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

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.
Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

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