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Upholsterer

148

Statewide
Job Postings
237th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,900

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.68 - $17.33

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$11.84 - $18.92

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Upholsterer - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 148 job postings for the occupation of Upholsterer in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Upholsterer. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

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What Upholsterer Do:

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

Common Job Activities:

  • Fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement, or staples.
  • Measure and cut new covering materials, using patterns and measuring and cutting instruments, following sketches and design specifications.
  • Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, or foam padding to form smooth, rounded surfaces.
  • Make, restore, or create custom upholstered furniture, using hand tools and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods.
  • Read work orders, and apply knowledge and experience with materials to determine types and amounts of materials required to cover workpieces.
  • Draw cutting lines on material following patterns, templates, sketches, or blueprints, using chalk, pencils, paint, or other methods.
  • Stretch webbing and fabric, using webbing stretchers.
  • Operate sewing machines or sew upholstery by hand to seam cushions and join various sections of covering material.
  • Examine furniture frames, upholstery, springs, and webbing to locate defects.
  • Adjust or replace webbing, padding, or springs, and secure them in place.
  • Sew rips or tears in material, or create tufting, using needles and thread.
  • Design upholstery cover patterns and cutting plans, based on sketches, customer descriptions, or blueprints.
  • Maintain records of time required to perform each job.
  • Remove covering, webbing, padding, or defective springs from workpieces, using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers.
  • Attach fasteners, grommets, buttons, buckles, ornamental trim, and other accessories to covers or frames, using hand tools.
  • Discuss upholstery fabrics, colors, and styles with customers, and provide cost estimates.
  • Pick up and deliver furniture.
  • Repair furniture frames and refinish exposed wood.
  • Attach bindings or apply solutions to edges of cut material to prevent raveling.
  • Interweave and fasten strips of webbing to the backs and undersides of furniture, using small hand tools and fasteners.
  • Collaborate with interior designers to decorate rooms and coordinate furnishing fabrics.
  • Make, repair, or replace automobile upholstery and convertible and vinyl tops, using knowledge of fabric and upholstery methods.

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