Upholstery Courses

Join us at the Intoo workshop & showroom for an intensive upholstery course.

Now taking bookings for February & March please email sales@intoo.com.au.

Choose from a course in either modern or traditional upholstery courses. To suit all levels, we have developed structured courses that will help you understand the basics of upholstery.

A modern upholstery course teaches you a fast paced way of learning to upholster using the latest techniques. On a modern upholstery course you will learn how to use a pneumatic staple gun, use stretch elastic webbings, use edge roll & understand which foam to use & how to use it to suit the furniture you are working on.

A traditional upholstery course uses natural organic materials such as horsehair & coconut fiber, hessian & learning to use tacks for fixing. It can also involve learning a sophisticated stitching technique to make firm stitched edges. It is more time consuming & labor intensive, but involves real manual skill.

With only 5 people per course & taught in a live functioning upholstery workshop & showroom, the amount & quality of the tuition you receive individually is exceptional & geared to your needs.

TOOLS: During the course each student is supplied with all the commonly used upholstery tools which include the use of a pneumatic staple gun. Safety gear including ear protection & masks will also be provided. After the course we can provide help & advise on purchasing your own collection of upholstery tools.

FABRICS: If you have your own fabrics then bring them along, if you’re unsure on fabric quantity then give us a call. We also stock a large range of ready to use fabric for you to buy in our showroom which includes a collection of linen, silk, velvet, printed fabrics & more.

We also ask that you bring with you a camera to help you record visually all the stages of upholstery. We will provide you with a course pamphlet & information for you to take home.

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Intoo Course in Modern Upholstery

8 hours (1 day)

On the course as a beginner upholsterer you learn the basic principles of upholstery depending on the furniture; stripping back, webbing, cutting foam & recovering. In addition you will examine fabrics, practice measuring up & cutting out your fabric on the cutting table.

You will need to bring along a piece of furniture with you to work on, we suggest you bring a chair with a fixed upholstery top, drop-in-seat or stool. We will ask you to send us a picture of the desired pieces of furniture you wish to work on to assess whether we think it’s a suitable choice.

If you do not have a piece of furniture suitable we can provide you with a furniture frames for you to work on from a range of modern, classic & period styles which vary in price (from $80 – $320 each) that you will take away with you at the end of the day. We will send you a catalogue of furniture specific to the course to choose from. The furniture frames will NOT be stained or painted but we can arrange to have this done for you by our wood finisher at an extra cost of $100 if you desire.

Please note: If your piece of furniture is more complicated than the recommened stated, it may take you more than one course day to finish. Please send us a picture of your furniture to discuss its suitability.

Course Structure – Day 1

8.30 am Meet & greet. Health & safety of workshop/use of tools.

10.00 am Coffee/tea break supplied by Intoo.

12.30 -1.00 pm Lunch, Please bring a packed lunch with you.

4.15 pm Tidy up the workshop/end of day.

$350 + GST (includes cost of all sundries, tuition, coffee/tea) Minimum 3 per course.

Does NOT include furniture frames or staining/painting of the frame.

Course Dates:-

Saturday 21st February

Saturday 7th March

Email us to book: sales@intoo.com.au

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Intoo Course in Traditional Upholstery

8 hours (1 day)

On the course as a beginner upholsterer you learn the basic principles of traditional upholstery depending on the furniture; stripping back, traditional webbing techniques, hessian, stuffing using coconut fiber & horse hair, fabric recovery all whilst using the traditional method of fixing the upholstery with tacks & hammer. In addition you will examine fabrics, practice measuring up & cutting out your fabric on the cutting table.

You will need to bring along one piece of furniture to work on, we suggest you bring a chair with a fixed upholstery top, drop-in-seat or stool. We will ask you to send us a picture of the desired piece of furniture you wish to work on to assess whether we think it’s a suitable choice.

If you do not have a piece of furniture suitable we can provide you with a furniture frames for you to work on from a range of classic & period styles which vary in price (from $80 – $320 each) that you will take away with you at the end of the day. We will send you a catalogue of furniture specific to the course to choose from. The furniture frames will NOT be stained or painted but we can arrange to have this done for you by our wood finisher at an extra cost of $100 if you desire.

Please note: If your piece of furniture is more complicated than the recommened stated, it may take you more than one course day to finish. Please send us a picture of your furniture to discuss its suitability.

Course Structure

8.30 am Meet & greet. Health & safety of workshop/use of tools.

10.00 am Coffee/tea break supplied by Intoo.

12.30 -1.00 pm Lunch, Please bring a packed lunch with you.

4.15 pm Tidy up the workshop/end of day.

$350 + GST (includes cost of all sundries, tuition, coffee/tea) Minimum 3 per course.

Does NOT include furniture frames or staining/painting of the frame.

Course Dates:-

Saturday 21st February

Saturday 7th March

Email us to book: sales@intoo.com.au

Bed Head

Intoo Make a Bedhead Course

8 Hours (1 Day)

In this course you will make your own Double or Single size bedhead to take away with you at the end of the day. You will learn how to cut the headboard into a shape of your choosing using the jigsaw. Cut, shape & glue foam, either try shallow buttoning or decorative studwork & learn how to make piping using the sewing machine.

Course Structure

8.30 am Meet & greet. Health & safety of workshop/use of tools.

10.00 am Coffee/tea break supplied by Intoo.

12.30 -1.00 pm Lunch, Please bring a packed lunch with you.

4.15 pm Tidy up the workshop/end of day.

$600 + GST (includes all sundries, tuition, coffee/tea, bedhead) Minimum 3 per course.

Course Dates:-

Saturday 21st February

Saturday 7th March

Email us to book: sales@intoo.com.au

All course photos are now uploaded onto our facebook page: Intoo Upholstery.

Annabel – “I absolutely loved the course… 4.30 just came too fast! Eric was a fantastic teacher and really patient with me, which was what i needed, having never done upholstery before.”