Intro to Automotive Upholstery


Segment 1

Learning to use the Sewing Machine

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Segment 2

Automotive Seats

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Segment 3

Finishing Automotive Seats

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Segment 4

Reupholstering Door Panels

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Segment 5

Reupholstering Other Parts of the Vehicle

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Segment 6

Individual Student Projects

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Why should you take this course?

This course will prepare you to enter the field of automotive upholstery and redesign the interior of any vehicle. You will learn a trade that will not only allow you to work on cars, but also on boats, planes, helicopters, and residential upholstery. If you are a hands on learner, you will greatly benefit from 90% hands on training. If you have been working in the automotive industry and wish to expand your skills, this would be the right course for you.

A professional installer who knows how to properly design the interior of a vehicle will be considered more marketable in today’s competitive industry. You will not depend on pre-fabricated pieces that may limit your creativity. By learning how to design and properly complete the interior of a vehicle, you will be considered a true custom fabricator.

Curriculum Topics Include:

  • Work with different materials and fabrics
  • Make your own patterns
  • Learn about different materials and tools used in the upholstery field
  • Custom Design the Interior of a vehicle
  • The layout, fabrication, and installation of seat upholstery, door panels, headliners, steering wheels, visors, and shift boots
  • Different types of stitching and piping
  • Choosing fabrics and colors
  • Business Aspects of Auto Upholstery
  • Sales Tips


Courses Offered

This course will introduce students to the automotive upholstery industry. Students will learn how to use a sewing machine, work with patterns, design the interior of the vehicle, and reupholster parts of the vehicle. They will also be exposed to marine, aviation, and residential upholstery. Students can build a portfolio and prepare a resume.

Classes Start Soon

  • DAY CLASS: January 22, 2018
  • SATURDAY CLASS: January 06, 2018