5 Day Course
Over the 5 days you will learn all the skills you need to be able to Upholster a Full Seat.
We will start by teaching you how to use an Industrial Sewing Machine. You will learn all the different stitching required for your Seats. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time to practise and build confidence.
You will learn the correct way to strip down your seat and prepare it ready for the fitting of your new cover. This will include basic repairs.
We will teach you how to Template your new Seat.
You will also learn Classic Patterns such as the popular ‘Tuck & Roll’ method and have time to practise.
When all this is done… we are ready for the exciting bit – putting your Cover together!
Finally… we will then show you the correct way to fit your cover to the Seat.
Throughout the week, our trainers will share many tips & tricks that have taken many years to perfect, this will save you time and money going forward!
By the end of the course you will be confident enough to go away and complete your seats.
Why not bring your seats with you…. You can start on your project with the added benefit of a pro overseeing the work!
10 Day Course
On this course you will learn everything you need to know to tackle any Classic Car seat. It’s the Masterclass of Classic Car Upholstery!!
You will not only learn all the basics as in the 5 Day Course, in addition you will learn how to make Door Cards, Piping and Arm Rests etc.
In addition, you will learn new patterns and have time to experiment and practise what you have learnt.
You will be taught the different methods of working with Material, Vinyl and Leather.
You will also learn how to take on bigger repairs seat forms and layers. You will learn to overcome the pitfalls of a Classic Seat Restoration. You will experience and overcome the different problems associated with an ‘older’ seat. We will be on-hand guide you throughout.
What if there’s no cover? No problem… we will teach you how to overcome this too!
This is an intense course and designed for the more serious upholster. On completion of this course, you will gain enough knowledge and confidence to even start your own business – obviously after a bit of practise.
No ‘zero-to-heroes’ here!!
We do recommend that you take a little time building your experience further, by completing a few sets of seats and then you’ll be confidently ready to take on customers!
This course can be taken in a small group or on a one-2-one basis for a more bespoke approach.