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Everything starts with a good Foundation

At Artistic Solutions we believe in teaching our students not only the "how" of upholstery, but the "why" as well. Whether you are a craft dabbler or a serious minded designer, our class will give you a firm foundation to build your creativity upon in keeping with time-honored craftsmanship. 

Beginners Class Overview:

Intro to upholstery -a brief history

Tool usage and safety

Proper tear down

Furniture names and parts of furniture

Foundations -"Springs n Things"

Textiles -"What is what" used in upholstery

Foam and its ratings and application- Padding and building up

Cutting the fabric- "Layout and marking for assembly"

Color theory and Pattern matching

Industrial Sewing machine usage -"How to sew for upholstery"

Proper Stretching and fitting cover

Finishing the piece

*Our Beginners class is a prerequisite for all additional classes we offer.


Beginner Upholstery Classes​ - $ 265.00 plus a one time materials fee of 25.00. Tools are additional.

Total of 16 hours - meets 4 hours per session, one day a week, for 4 weeks.

Students learn a variety of information from safety procedures, the history of furniture, textiles, springs and foundations, foam ratings, upholstery sewing and proper upholstery techniques.

Students will complete a small scale project such as a dining chair or footstool to begin building their skills and confidence.

Each Class size is limited to 2 students for the morning or afternoon class.

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Intermediate Upholstery Class - $490 plus a one time materials fee of 30.00. 

20 hours - meets four hours per session one day per week, for 5 weeks.

Students build on their skill set learned in the beginners class by completely reupholstering a fully upholstered chair. Students learn frame stripping, spring tying, frame padding and build up, cutting and sewing cushions, skirting, sewing single and double welt. 

Prerequisite: Beginners Class

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Advanced Upholstery- 640.00 plus a one time materials fee of 30.00. 

20 hours - 4 hours per session one day per week, for 5 weeks.

Student will learn the art of tufting, creating a channel back chair, tufted headboard, attached back, waterfall pillow back, etc. Or choose to learn the craft of boat or automobile seat upholstery. Prerequisite: beginner and intermediate class completion.

 Prerequisite: Intermediate Class

Class Registration

Thank you for your interest in our Upholstery Classes. Click on the link below to sign up for the class date and time that works best for you. Please note that your seat is held in place with your non-refundable payment.  If an emergency arises that you cannot attend, you will be automatically placed in the next available session.  Registration required on-line and with payment, mailed by the close date listed on the registration form. Our Business hours are by Appointment (616) 710-7079

*Note: Classes held on Fridays and Saturdays

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