Description of Classes

 

Weekend Warrior:  

This is the ideal place for you and a friend/significant other to learn and discover with our experts to take your vision and make it a reality.  Together you can work on a wood refinishing, repurposing or reupholster project that has been approved by our teachers.   We will assist and guide you through the work that needs to be completed while providing a basic understanding of what is needed to redo overall projects.  This class is perfect for making cushions/pillows, reupholstering your kitchen chairs, or tackling a simple side chair.  Great idea for date night, parent/adult child or get to talk to that BFF while making a piece to remember!

Demonstration Seminars - 

These are classes where we show the specific area while we work on a piece and answer questions during the demonstration.   Seminars that will be held are related to demolition, measuring fabric, quality of material, leather care, spring repair or tying, and buttons/tufting.

 

How to make a wall cushion:

This class needs to be taken prior to doing a cushion piece of furniture for weekend warrior or UPholstery.  This class will show how to set up a pattern, cut material,  zipper pannels and sew.  Cushions can be with welt or without but will contain a zipper.

 

Fluff up my decor - cushion pillow class:

We will explain the different stuffing in cushions and pillows.  Develop a pattern of a square pillow and sew so that you can take it with you.  Pillow will be with a welt and a zipper.

 

UPholstery 101:  

This course lifts up your spirit and project-look by helping you to learn the basics of upholstery by splitting into three class sessions that help the students to 

  • understand the basics for picking out fabric, writing up a pattern and what will be needed to tear apart the piece to prepare for reassembly.

  • investigate any repair that needs to be completed, cut pattern and do any necessary sewing (teachers will assist)

  • assembly of piece and final check/review

Along the way while working we will identify modern professional tools, show safe and consistent processes, learn vocabulary of upholstery and review the art of upholstery/wood and fabrics.  Projects consist of either a one cushion chair (unless pillow class has been taken), ottoman, stool, office chair, or dining room chair.

 

UPholstery 200: 

Extensions of the 101 class for those who want to deep dive into more areas of upholstery.  Each class will look at one of the items below and take an in-depth look at the topic.  Take a package of all the classes or individualize on the one you're specifically interested in :

  • Welt/Piping

  • Vinyl/leather differences

  • Springs and seating 

  • Tufting and buttons

  • Should I do furniture business as a career?

For all classes 
  • Student must provide a preapproved project and fabric.  Purchase fabric from Short Tree Upholstery and receive 20% off fabric
    • Unique Short Tree does have project furniture available for purchase.
  • We provide ALL tools and clean workspace.
  • Students will receive hands on experience, majority of the class is "work" time.

Upcoming Events

  • UPholstery 101 Weekday
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 19
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr
    Apr 19, 10:00 AM – Dec 17, 2:00 PM
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    Exciting class of beginning upholstery for those who are interested in investigating and completing a project piece. Pieces must be approved prior to class text pictures to 248-931-2558
  • Upholstery 101 -  Weekend
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 07
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr
    May 07, 12:00 PM – Dec 17, 4:00 PM
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    Exciting class of beginning upholstery for those who are interested in investigating and completing a project piece. Pieces must be approved prior to class, text pictures to 248-931-2558
  • Sat, Jun 04
    Rochester Hills
    Jun 04, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Rochester Hills, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    Learn the basics of how to make a wall cushion with and without piping. These cushions can be utilized in furniture, outside chairs, and benches.
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