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Upholstery Made Easy

Photo: Person upholstering furniture

CCOM 1700

Always wanted to upholster your own furniture? Well, here's your opportunity to learn how to. Using your own furniture, get hands-on experience in the basic 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.


  • Safety glasses
  • Measuring tape (either seamstress or carpenter style)
  • Ruler or yard stick
  • Scissors (2 pairs)
  • Hand held stapler, staples, staple remover (or narrow flat head screwdriver)
  • Pliers (or side cutters) and needle nose pliers
  • Chalk
  • Hammer
  • Optional: Glue gun and Sewing machine.

Note: Bring your furniture item to the first class. Due to limited storage facilities, please only bring a small piece of furniture, such as a foot stool, or a dining or occasional chair. Additionally, the classroom is located on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator.

Course details

Dates: Mondays, TBA (9 weeks)
Time: p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus
9 Bailey Drive, Memorial Hall, Room 26 (campus map)
Course fee: $225 (+ HST)
Instructor: TBA

“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the Fall Upholstery Made Easy Class. Lee Dial was an excellent instructor and went above and beyond. We took a couple of field trips to his upholstery shop and got to see and use a lot of the tools of the trade. My project was redoing an old platform rocker that Lee helped me turn it into an awesome chair – a car seat inspired with a chevy emblem and headrest! I have since completed redoing my sofa on my own.” – Jane Gibson>

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