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Come and join the Simi Institute for Careers & Education Upholstery Program

Learn the latest upholstery techniques including hands-on training with the tools of the trade.  This course is designed to prepare vocational trainees to perform various technical skills in all phases of the upholstery industry, including basic power sewing.

If you enjoy a challenge, like working with your hands and meeting new people, then, this is a class you will really enjoy.  Bring your talent and design ideas, along with that old piece of furniture to class. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in a few short weeks.

Upholstery Courses

Two (2) eight-week sessions held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Learn upholstery techniques for a Vocational Certificate or discuss special projects with the instructor. This course is designed to prepare vocational trainees to perform various technical skills in all phases of the upholstery industry. 

A vocational certificate is issued upon successful completion of this course which includes instruction in:

   

   •  Anchoring & Springs

   •  Reupholstery & Furniture Construction

   •  Fabric Types & Layouts

   •  Frames & Padding

   •  Cushion Assembly

   •  Upholstery Skirts & Fittings

Fall 2021

SESSION 1

Dates: August 10 - October 6, 2021

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 604

Fee: $280

Prerequisite: None

SESSION 2

Dates: October 19 - December 16, 2021

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 604

Fee: $280

Prerequisite: None

Special Projects

Special projects may include, but are not limited to:  bedspreads, duvets, pillow shams, slipcovers, table cloths, napkins, place mats, patio cushions, patio umbrellas, and pet pillows. Experience the joy, pride, and satisfaction in completing beautiful, useful and creative projects.