Leisure Upholstery & Soft Furnishings

This course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. You will be instructed in a variety of techniques using hand and machine stitches and upholstery skills giving you the opportunity to create stylish home furnishings and upholstery.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10268
Campus: Holywood
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Art & Design
Course Overview
You may make home furnishings such as cushions, curtains, roman blinds, bedding and lampshades. The course also covers modern and traditional upholstery and all types of upholstered furniture including chairs, footstools, headboards, canework, rushwork and wood finishes may be undertaken.

you wish to learn how to create stylish home furnishings and upholstery

How to use the sewing machine and about measuring, pattern matching/placing, cutting out and making up fabrics. Also different techniques in stripping, simple repairs and upholstering using traditional and modern methods.

The relaxed atmosphere in this easily accessible campus. Students have individual tuition as you chose what project you want to do.

At your own pace, starting with simple items and moving to more advanced projects. As this is a leisure course you will not be required to complete a portfolio of your work and there will be no formal examinations.

Basic sewing items  (scissors, measuring tape, pins etc). For upholstery you may also want to bring your own lightweight hammer, tack lifter and staple gun (optional) although upholstery tools and sewing machines are provided for your use. If you have an item to be upholstered (you'll will have to bring it each  week as we don't have storage facilities) bring it on your first day, however further information will be given to all students then.

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