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Upholstery

Upholsterers work to assemble, cover and repair all types of furniture and seating. Read on to find out more about the craft of upholstery as well as education and career possibilities.

Inside Upholstery

Upholsterers are responsible for covering furniture with soft padding and fabric. They use hand and power tools to sew, secure and restore fabric on furnishings. They install and repair the textile finishes on chairs, seats, sofas and seat coverings, at times putting together frames, springs, webbing, and other materials that form the base of finished products. Upholstery jobs can be found with furniture assembly factories, airplane and boat manufacturers, and automakers. Many professionals open independent shops that are specifically geared toward custom upholstery.

Interested students may learn upholstery for professional reasons or just as a hobby. The following articles from Study.com explore some of the instructional and professional picks related to this field.

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