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 -  Weekend Fall Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 01
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr
    Oct 01, 11:00 AM – Oct 22, 2:00 PM
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    We have three dates for classes in September, October, and November! Click the "Select Different Date" button! 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 Weekday (October Classes)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Oct 04
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr
    Oct 04, 10:00 AM – Oct 25, 2:00 PM
    2213 Avon Industrial Dr, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    We have three dates for classes in September, October, and November! Click the "Select Different Date" button! 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
  •  Weekend Warrior
    Sat, Oct 08
    Rochester Hills
    Oct 08, 10:00 AM – Oct 09, 5:00 PM
    Rochester Hills, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    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
  • How to make a wall cushion
    Chose Oct. or Nov. in the ticket area
    Rochester Hills
    Chose Oct. or Nov. in the ticket area
    Rochester Hills, 2213 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
    We have three dates for classes in October 1st or November 5th! Click the button below to determine which class! Cushion and Pillow demonstration class. Bring your project with you or what you would like to work on and we will step you through the process
Upholstering Classes
Beginning Upholstering Class
Beginning Upholstering Class
Intermediate Class
Beginners Upholstering Class
Beginners Upholstering Class