41725 Upholstery Basics (Martinborough)

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 course fills up quickly so enrol now to confirm your place.

Course Code: WAI-41725
Dates: 21st May and 28th May 2023 (2-days)
Times: Sundays, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tutors: Judy Jeffery and Kath Wilkie
Venue:  The Lions Den, 1 Oxford Street, Martinborough
Cost: $230

Must Enrol and pay fees by: COURSE FULL – Please contact reception@reapwairarapa.nz  to put your name on the waiting list for the next Martinborough Upholstery course



Course Information for WAI-41725 Upholstery Basics, Martinborough

Course Tutors: Judy Jeffery and Kath Wilkie

Purpose of the Course:  Experienced tutors teach the whole process of deconstruction of an old piece of furniture transforming it into a newly completed piece.

  • Participants will learn about…
    • how to deconstruct the old piece of furniture, remove the fabric and stuffing keeping what is needed for new pattern cutting
    • remaking 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.   Not suitable for couches.

Participants Must Provide: Tutors will advise you of what tools are needed once you get started.  The tutors have a toolbox 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.

Upholstery materials are 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.