42004 Automotive Upholstery, Term 3, 2023

In this beginner-friendly course, learners will dive into the basics of Automotive & Marine upholstery, mastering key techniques like deconstruction, stuffing, padding, and recovering fabric.

Course Code: WAI-42004
Dates: 27 July – 14 September 2023 (weeks)
Times: Wednesday Evenings, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tutors: Judy Jeffery and Kath Wilkie
Venue: The Spot, 365 Queen Street, Masterton
Cost: $220

Must Enrol and pay fees by: 24 July 2023  **Please note: this is a very popular course with limited places. We suggest you secure your space by enrolling via link below.  Payment required at time of enrolment.



Course Information for WAI-42004 Upholstery Basics, Term 3, 2023

Course Tutors: Judy Jeffery and Kath Wilkie

Purpose of the Course:  Experienced tutors teach the whole process of deconstruction of the old piece of furniture to the new completed piece.

  • Participants will learn about…
    • how to deconstruct the old piece of furniture, removing fabric and stuffing keeping what is needed for new pattern cutting
    • re making all components from springs, stuffing and top fabric
    • Sewing the new pieces to fit the furniture
    • finishing techniques to make your project look the best

Pre-requisites (if any):  BYO automotive and marine upholstery project to remake.  This course is for beginners.  Once enrolled you’ll be given a call to discuss your piece.

Participants Must Provide: Tutors will advise you of what tools are needed once you get started.  The tutors have a tool box which they are generous in sharing however as you get started you may need your own tools such as a staple gun, hammer, screwdriver, pliers, tacks and staples.

Upholstery materials to be provided by the learner. Some upholstery materials can be purchased from the tutors.

Please contact reception@reapwairarapa.nz  for any further information you may require.