Upholstery Made Easy

CCOM 1700

Always wanted to upholster your own furniture? Well, here's your opportunity to learn the basic how to’s. Using your own furniture, get hands-on experience in the beginner stages of upholstery. You’ll begin by learning about appropriate fabrics and materials. Next, you'll strip your furniture and then step-by-step rebuild and upholster it. Some sewing is involved. (Please note: Bring your furniture item to the first class. Only small pieces of furniture please, such a foot stool or a small occasional chair  (not a separate cushion), due to time constraints and limited storage facilities.)

Materials: A measuring tape (tailor’s tape); yard stick; scissors; hand held stapler (electric recommended) and staples; staple remover; pliers (or side cutters); chalk; glue gun (optional); sewing machine (optional); a hammer; and safety glasses. Many items can be purchased inexpensively at stores like the Dollar store.

Instructor: Lee Dial
Time: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Dates: (FALL) Mondays, September 25 - November 27, 2017 (9 weeks) (no class Oct. 9)
                 (WINTER) Mondays, January 29 - April 16, 2018 (9 weeks) (no class Mar. 5, Feb. 19, or Apr. 2)
Location: Room 26, Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Dr., UNB Fredericton campus click here to view the UNB campus map
Course Fee: $225 (+HST)

About the Instructor: Lee has been in the upholstery trade since 1982. He started my own shop in 1990, doing all aspects of upholstery. He has also taught basic upholstery for the Goodneighbours Co-op on Vancouver island. He recently retired and moved to Fredericton two years ago, where he opened a new business called ‘The Seat Shack’.

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