April In-Person Upholstery Workshops | Bring Your Own Piece

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Have you always wanted to learn upholstery but fancy yourself a more hands on learner? My In-Person Upholstery Workshops are a perfect way to navigate the furniture upholstery process at your own pace.

Join me at Maker Works in Ann Arbor, Michigan as I guide you through the basic fundamentals of furniture upholstery and restoration. Each 3 hour small piece upholstery workshop allows you to bring in your own piece for personalized instruction and hands-on support as you learn to deconstruct, repair, and re-upholster your own small piece of furniture. 

Class Instruction Includes:

  • 3 Hours of hands-on instruction
  • Access to professional tools like hand tools, air compressors, pneumatic power tools, sewing machines and more.
  • 20% Off Discount to Professional Upholstery Tools, Materials, and Supplies

What you can learn:

  • How to evaluate your furniture piece to determine viability
  • How to document your processes for reference as you work
  • How to strip old upholstery and remove staples and nails from your piece
  • What materials to use to re-upholster your piece
  • How to tie springs
  • How to make patterns
  • How to sew using an industrial sewing machine
  • How to do button tufting
  • How to do vertical channel tufting
  • and so much more...

Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE needed to begin your first project, I will walk you through every step of the way. You WILL NOT finish a complicated piece in just one class. You will likely need multiple, however, here is a list of projects you could complete in a 3 hour session:

  • Dining chair seats
  • Sewing a box cushion
  • Button tufted headboard or bulletin board
  • Small ottoman or footstool
  • Floor cushion
  • Throw pillows

What types of furniture can you bring?

  • 1 person seating like accent chairs, wingback chairs, and dining seats
  • Ottomans
  • Footstools
  • Anything that fits in a 48" x 48" square standing space.

What to know in advance...

  • There are NO RETURNS on classes, but you may re-schedule to a different date if something comes up.
  • Cancelations must be 72 hours in advance of your class to be re-scheduled. I need tome to be able to sell and fill your seat.

Class Location

Maker Works
3765 Plaza Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 222-4911