June Upholstery Workshops | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL OPTIONS

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Have you always wanted to learn upholstery but fancy yourself a more hands on learner? My In-Person and Virtual 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 or via Zoom, 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 project to class for personalized instruction and hands-on support as you learn to deconstruct, repair, and re-upholster your own small piece of furniture. 

All of my classes are open to in-person and Zoom participants, meaning you can attend in person, or from home over Zoom. I have been testing out this hybrid option for a few classes now and it is working beautifully. You'll learn everything you need to know about how to restore your project, and you will learn from everyone else as well! All Zoom sessions are recorded so that you can reference them later on.

How to Sign Up:

  • Choose a date. Click the dates to see the drop down list of available dates.
  • Add your classes to the cart! Schedule 4 classes at once and get one of them free! (Buy 3 Get 1 Free)

Class Instruction Includes:

  • 3 Hours of hands-on, demonstrated instruction. Your questions answered in real-time as you work.
  • Access to professional tools like hand tools, air compressors, pneumatic power tools, sewing machines and more. (In-Person Option Only)

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 should you bring?

  • 1 person seating like accent chairs, wingback chairs, and dining seats
  • Ottomans
  • Footstools
  • Headboards
  • In-person classes limited to anything that fits in a 48" x 48" square standing space. (You can work on anything you want over Zoom!)

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 time to be able to sell and fill your seat.
  • I can not host a class with less than 3 participants. If a class fails to fill enough seats, it will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date.

Class Location

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