7534-Upholsterers and Related Workers

Job Title: 

Upholsterers and Related Workers

Job Description: 

Upholsterers and related workers install, repair and replace upholstery of furniture, fixtures, orthopaedic appliances; seats, panels, convertible and vinyl tops and other furnishings of automobiles, railway coaches, aircraft, ships and similar items with fabric, leather, rexine or other upholstery material. They also make and repair cushions, quilts and mattresses.


Tasks include:

  • 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, or creating tufting, using needle and thread
  • 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
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Bedding maker
Mattress sewer
Rail-carriage upholsterer

Specific Occupations: 

Furniture upholsterer

Vehicle upholsterer

Mattress maker

Other upholsterers and related workers

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore