Job Definition

  • discussing upholstery fabric, colour, and style with customers and providing cost estimate for upholstering furniture or other items
  • making upholstery patterns from sketches, customer descriptions or blueprints
  • laying out, measuring and cutting upholstery materials following patterns, templates, sketches, or design specifications
  • installing, arranging and securing springs, padding and covering material to furniture frames
  • sewing upholstery materials by hand to seam cushions and joining sections of covering materials
  • sewing rips or tears in material by hand
  • tacking, gluing or sewing ornamental trims, buckles, braids, buttons and other accessories to covers or frames on upholstered items
  • laying out, cutting, fabricating and installing upholstery in aircrafts, motor vehicles, railway cars, boats and ships
  • repairing raw hide covering of artificial limbs
  • renovating antique furniture using a variety of tools including ripping chisels, magnetic hammers and long needles
  • collaborating with interior designers to decorate rooms and coordinate furnishing fabrics
  • making quilts, cushions and mattresses

    Educational level

    • Skilled