Courses

Boat Seat & Cushions

This course runs for 10 days and will teach you how to make a new cover for your boat seat, and how to make the saloon cushions for your boat.

 

You will learn how to use an industrial sewing machine and then go on to learn all there is to making boat seat covers and seating.

5 Day Boat Seat OR Cushions 

You can choose a 5 day course if you just wanted to learn how to cover seats or choose the 5 day cushions course if you prefer.

Again you will learn how to use an industrial sewing machine and then go on to learn all there is to making boat seat covers or seating,depending on which one you have chosen.

Cratch Cover

This is a comprehensive 5 day course which will teach you how to make a cratch cover.   You will spend time learning how to measure-up, make templates, stitching, using a machine, seams and insert fastenings. You will also learn how to insert zips replace and insert windows and apply fasteners.

Tonneau Cover/Spray Hood/Bimini

This is a 5 day course . You will learn how to make either a Tonneau Cover, Hood or Enclosure.  We will cover Planning & Preparations, Measuring, Templates, Insert Windows, Fastenings, using a machine and Seams!  We will also look at different fabrics and cover the do’s and don’ts.  

The Masterclass

This is the Ultimate in Marine Upholstery Courses!  It runs for 15 days and teaches you how to make covers for boat seats, new covers for your cabin/saloon cushions, and all about covers. The course is very intense. You will go through planning & preparation, materials & tools, windows, fastenings, different seams, using a machine and lots more. You will learn advanced skills and trouble shooting!  

PopTop Canvas

This course runs for 5 days and teaches you how to make a Poptop canvas. We cover measurements, seams, zips, windows, vents, mesh, using a machine and more.

Trailer Cover

This 3 day course teaches you how to make a trailer cover. You will learn all about using a machine, seams, patterning, fastenings and fittings.

Sun Canopy/Awning

This 2 day course teaches you how to make a sun canopy/awning for your Campervan or caravan. You will learn how to use an industrial machine, learn all about seams, fastenings and fittings. You will be making an awning for your own Campervan and taking it away. Contact us for material colour options. You will be using the best material. We have a 3 day course if you want to add sides. Once you have finished the course you will be able to make them for your friends or maybe start a business :-)

MAKE IT & TAKE IT

Course price includes awning, 2 x poles, guy ropes, fasteners and the course

Sun Canopy/Awning with sides

This 3 day course teaches you how to make a sun canopy/awning for your van or caravan. As above in the 2 day you will learn how to use an industrial sewing machine, learn all about seams, fastenings and fittings. You will be making an awning for your own Campervan and taking it away with you. Contact us for material colour options. You will be using the best material. On the 3 day course you will learn how to add sides, this will involve putting windows in. Again once you have finished the course you will be able to make them for your friends or maybe start a business :-)

MAKE IT & TAKE IT

Course price includes awning, 2 x poles, guy ropes, fasteners, 1 x window and the course

We provide all materials for the course. If you are doing one of the seat courses it would be better for you to bring a seat with you, it helps as a reference when you get home but if you dont have one dont worry we can supply one for the course duration.

If you are doing one of the awning courses you will take the awning you have made with you after the course. We have a few colours you can choose from so we will discuss that on booking.The material we use is water resistant, Mildew resistant, UV resistant, Abrasion resistant & Tear resistant.

We ask for a deposit of £100 to book your course with the balance being due 7 days before the start of the course.

Our Courses run all year from Christchurch, Dorset. Please contact us for bookings.

Frequently Asked Questions

I havent used a sewing machine before...


Please dont worry, you will wonder what you have been worrying about after your first day. All our machines have a direct drive motor so can be controlled easily. We havent had anybody struggle yet !




What if I forget everything when I leave the course ?


No problem ! We are here to support you after the course too...we dont just leave you to figure it out. You will have the tutors number when you leave the course just in case you have any questions, get stuck or forget anything. The most common problem a student has when they have left the course is that something has happened with their machine that they havent come across before so we would do a Video call with you either through Zoom, Whatsapp or Skype.




Do I have to bring anything with me ?


We recommend a notebook & pen. A camera is always handy too....Oh and dont forget your lunch ;-) If you are on one of the seat courses and want to bring your own seat please do as it will be helpful when you leave us to reference back to. If you dont have one dont worry we will have one for you to train on for the duration of your course.




Do I have to pay it all when i book ?


No, we ask for a deposit of £100 which secures your place. The balance is then due 7 days before the course starts.




Can I pay over the phone ?


Yes! Please call 07710238791 to pay or email us at marineundacover@gmail.com




What payment methods do you accept ?


We accept most major credit or debit cards either online or over the phone through Stripe or if you prefer you can pay by bank transfer. Payments are processed on a secure server and all orders and payment details are encrypted for security. All prices are shown in Pounds Sterling. Overseas customers: your credit card provider will convert this into your own local currency and the total will appear on your credit card statement just like any other purchase you make.




I have a question that isnt on here !


No problem ! Please contact us here - marineundacover@gmail.com or call 07710238791




Who are your courses for ?


The types of people we have had on our courses have been hobbyists, people who have been made redundant, people looking to start their own business, people who have a boat and want to do their own seats etc, we have even had a solicitor who just wanted a complete change in life - so basically for anybody who wants to give it a go !





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