Upholstery Foundation Level One

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Start here and begin building your foundation skills in upholstery. Learn some of the most important traditional and modern upholstery techniques that you will use time and time again. In this set of 14 videos, Mark teaches you step by step from frame preparation to webbing, stuffings, kiss pleats, covering with your final fabric and ensuring a professional finish. You will learn these skills by working on many different types of drop in seat projects. By the end of Foundation Level One, you will know how to upholster traditional and modern drop in seats, rectangular and oval pull over seats, rectangular and oval capped on seats and also how to use serpentine springs. In the free sample lesson below, watch Mark introduce Foundation Level One. Buy your Upholstery Foundation Level One kits and sundries here…

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Buy the Upholstery Foundation Level One kits and sundries here

  • Boards – wooden, rectangular & oval
  • Bolt cutters /hacksaw
  • Bottoming cloth
  • Calico
  • Clamps (optional)
  • Coir fibre
  • Dust mask
  • Fabric
  • Frames – wooden, drop in seat
  • Foam
  • Foam cutter /sharp knife)
  • Goggles
  • Hessian
  • Jute webbing
  • Laid cord/thick twine
  • Linen twine
  • Magnetic tack hammer
  • Marker pen
  • Overlocking machine (optional)
  • Pallet knife
  • Pencil
  • Piece of cloth
  • Pincers
  • Piping cord
  • Polywadding
  • Pot
  • PVA Glue
  • Regulator
  • Ripping chisel
  • Rulers
  • Sandpaper
  • Sawdust
  • Scissors
  • Serpentine /zig zag springs
  • Serpentine /zig zag spring clips
  • Serpentine /zig zag spring clip nails
  • Sewing machine with piping foot
  • Spray glue - heavy duty
  • Spring needle /curved needle
  • Staple gun
  • Staple remover
  • Staples
  • Square
  • Tacks
  • Tack lifter
  • Tailors chalk
  • Tape measure
  • Web strainer
  • Wooden mallet