Online learning is a wonderful option when you can’t get to a live class – and it’s a wonderful supplement for those who can! We have been delighted to see our most successful students effectively combining online and in-person learning opportunities.

Whether you’re exclusively learning online, or looking for better comprehension and retention during your in-class hours, we hope these resources will help you in your journey.

New student resources

Getting started with Upholstery – Craftsy (slip seats, simple side chair. Basic techniques. Lifetime access)

Tear back – YouTube (recommended for all students prior to attending class) 
Sewing machine orientation – YouTube (recommended for all students prior to class)

Single skills

Basic cushion zipper – YouTube
How to make welt cord – YouTube
4 ways to join welt cord – YouTube 
How to make double welt cord – YouTube

Reupholster Aunt Bea: Intermediate skills

Planning and cutting– YouTube 
Mitered Deck/Nosing – YouTube 
Simple tack band – YouTube (cardboard tack strip)
Basic inside arm w/pleats – YouTube
Basic inside wing – YouTube
Basic inside back – YouTube
Basic boxed cushion – YouTube
Basic outside arm/wing – YouTube (hand stitching, burlap and padding) 
Basic outside back/bottom – YouTube

Foundation work: Spring tying

Coil springs for a hard edge – The Workroom Channel (full course with downloadable resource guide)
Coil springs for a wire edge – The Workroom Channel (full course with downloadable resource guide) 

Skill units

Basic boxed/welted cushion – YouTube in partnership with Fabric Supply
Slip seat: Round Boxed/welted – YouTube in partnership with Fabric Supply
Slip seat: Vinyl Boxed/top-stitched – YouTube in partnership with Fabric Supply
Intro to Diamond tufting – YouTube in partnership with Fabric Supply

Miscellaneous

Understanding foam for home furnishings – YouTube in partnership with The Workroom Channel
DIY Upholstery Sawhorses – YouTube