Upholstery Basics, Term 1, 2022

Love that old piece of furniture but it’s looking worn and tatty?  By the end of this course you will have the skills to deconstruct, reconstruct and recover – breathing life back into an old piece of furniture.    This popular 8-week course fills up quickly so register now to confirm your place.


Course Code: WAI-37988
Dates: 23rd February – 13 April 2022 (8-weeks)
Times: Wednesday Evening, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tutors: Judy Jeffery and Kathy Wilkie
Venue: MLT Education Centre, 22 Dixon Street, Masterton
Cost: $180

Must Enrol by: 16 February.  **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-37988 Upholstery Basics, Term 1, 2022

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 furniture project to remake.  This course is for beginners.  Learners will be contacted by tutor prior to course starting to ensure piece is suitable for a beginner to upholster and can be completed within timeframe. Not suitable for couches.

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


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