Perhaps have the basic workshop begin with basic principles that will help the student do (or begin) a small job. the first day or two could be learning and practicing these principles that are on the Basics page.
To determine your skill level you will need to demonstrate your ability to .... (or put it on the skills assessment sheet that the student fills out...
- Hammering a nail
- Sewing a seam
- Picture of chair with all parts labeld
- Estimating Sheet
- List of materials
- List of tools needed
- List of Upholstery Suppliers
The Basic Workshop will cover
- Upholstery Tools and their uses
- Beginning sewing on a sewing machine
- hand sewing