Upholstery 101 Series | Beginner & Introductory Workshop

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Beginner & Introductory Upholstery Class

  • Beginner's classes are 12 hours over 4 weeks.  Tuition is $450 and includes all materials and supplies *

  • Classes are offered Mondays & repeated Saturdays

  • No makeup classes or refunds for this series

  • Want to spread out payments? Reach out to Dabble Support for 50% down payment link.

* Students are encouraged to bring scissors they like

Students are first presented with a basic history of re-upholstery followed by an introduction to the tools and the materials used in the trade. Your education is a combination of instruction, practical demonstrations and hands on practice. Students are taught the basics of the sewing machine, taught to thread, adjust and operate a walking foot and straight stitch industrial sewing machine.  Students are presented with basic upholstery projects (dining seats / small bench or ottoman) which help them learn the basic skills and techniques of upholstery.  Class sizes are limited to between 4 and 5 students per session.

Upon completion of the Beginners class, students can then enroll in the Intermediate classes. Here, students are taught the art of hand-tying springs, tufting and presented with a project.

What's Provided

All items for two projects will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite pair of scissors.

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Martin is a professional upholsterer with 15 years of hands on experience working in both residential as well as commercial venues. He spent 11 years prior working as a corporate executive for a fortune 100 company. He also has three years as an instructor at local Interior Academy in downtown Chicago.