40612 Upholstery Basics, Term 1, 2023

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-40612
Dates: 8 February – 29 March 2023
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: 1 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-40612 Upholstery Basics, Term 1, 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 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 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.

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.