Taking An Upholstery Job In

Making out an estimate

Writing up a Work Order

Ordering Materials

  1. Ordering the Fabric
  2. Order matching thread
  3. Order any foam or other supplies

Using a Calendar

Your Job Schedule


When the Fabric Arrives from the Fabric company

  1. Check the fabric in
  2. Put client's name or Job Name on the fabric
  3. Check fabric against the fabric in the sample book to verify
    1. Pattern and Color is the same as what client ordered: Read color and pattern names on both fabric sample and on
    2. Color dye lot is the close: hold fabric on roll against the color swatch in the sample book.
  4. Roll out fabric:
    1. measure to verify you receive the amount you ordered
    2. Watch carefully for flaws, color variations, crushing of the pile (of velvets)
    3. Put the fabric back in it's protective wrapping, or wrap it in new plastic.
  5. Put roll of fabric away on the shelf

Starting the Job

  1. Check the Fabric
    1. Roll out the fabric, determine useable length.
    2. Measure usable width.
    3. Check for flaws. Make drawing of where flaws are in fabric, take measurements