December 11th - 12th 2021

Weekend Warriors

(FLC Upholstery 101W)

FLC teacher, Cynthia Bleskachek, teaching student as they look at double welt detail on an antique sofa.



December 11th – 12th 2021


10am – 4pm (12 hours total)


FLC St.Paul Facility
475 Etna St. Suite 2
St. Paul MN 55106




None (recommendations for prep work will be given by instructor upon registration).

Class Size

 8 max


Program Overview

Not sure WHERE to start? Start here. Weekend Warriors is the ideal place to get your feet wet and discover what upholstery is all about. Workshops are 12 hours total (6 hours Saturday and Sunday) which is perfect for making a few cushions, reupholstering your kitchen chairs, or tackling a simple side chair.

Focus is on exploration and creativity, so all levels are welcome. Students may wish to bring some basic tools of their own, but all necessary professional quality equipment is provided. Foam is available for purchase during class if your project requires it.
Workshop is truly OPEN so students may elect to bring in any in-process project they are currently working on to receive instructor support and access to tools and materials, but new students are especially encouraged to be especially mindful of recommendations.

Workshop Objectives

  • Increase familiarity with basic professional upholstery skills and processes
  • Learn about and sample professional quality tools and supplies
  • Connect with like-minded students in a positive learning environment
  • Leave with one of a kind functional art
  • Rescue a piece of furniture from landfill

Project Recommendations

Cushions, dining chairs, ottomans, side chairs. Returning students may elect to bring more complex projects and complete challenging portions with instructor support.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Sorry, no – Due to our instructor’s work schedules, we are unable to accommodate requests for drop-in hours. We do, however, make every effort to help students come prepared, and have created a number of free resources to help you finish at home. We also offer Virtual Instructor Support to help students who need individualized guidance but maybe not an entire workshop.

Registration is per student – If you elect to share a project, our instructors will do their best to keep you both working by dividing tasks between you (cutting, sewing, upholstery) but unfortunately we cannot waive registration for the second participant.

We’d still encourage you to keep it simple, especially if you are after good results. Most students leave their first workshop feeling pretty overwhelmed with new information. We want you to feel challenged, but also to have fun and retain what you learn.

Have a question about our live workshops?
Let us know.