Upholstery Workshop Flowery Branch June 22-24, 2018

Join Donna and me for fun-filled three-day hands-on upholstery workshop

Last year Donna of Designs by Donna hosted a Slipcover Workshop.   We had so much fun together with the other students that we decided to do an upholstery class this year.  3 Days of Hands-On Learning in this small chair upholstery workshop.  Intense high energy learning and fun will be happening in quaint Flowery Branch GA.  My 3 Day upholstery workshops are fastpaced and packed with learning.  You not only learn about your project but from the other student projects as well.   See all the details of a 3-day workshop below but don’t wait too long to claim your spot in the class.  I can’t wait to see what fun detail Donna adds to her project this year using her love for embellishments.


5837McEverRoad, FloweryBranch, GA 30542

Donna and I look forward to seeing you in June!!


3 Day Hands-On Small Chair Upholstery Workshop Details 

Limited to 6 students

  • Upholstery Workshop duration is 3 days (by the end of 3 days your project will be mostly completed, but this depends on you)
  • Cost is $600 (50% non-refundable payment due upon registration to hold your spot) plus meals and my driving expenses divide by the number of attendees.)
  • Your specific chair will need to be pre-approved by Kim (see below)
  • Tear down of chair needs to be done prior to start of workshop
  • Students will come prepared with their own fabric for the project
  • Sessions will run 8:00 am to 4/5:00 pm – with a 1-hour break for lunch
  • You will need to come with all necessary tools and supplies for your project (see below)
  • You should upholster a project that is not for a client, but for yourself since this is your learning piece
  • Cushions are not part of this upholstery workshop

Prior to this hands-on small chair upholstery workshop, students are required to submit a picture of the desired project they would like to work on for approval by email to Kimberley@kimsupholstery.com.  I will advise on supplies for your chosen project piece once it has been approved for the workshop.  Fabric yardage can be determined by watching the “Measuring for Fabric Yardage” video.  I want students to choose a piece appropriate for this small chair upholstery workshop so they can have a chance to complete the project during the 3-day session.  This will also make it fair to other students as well.  By attending this workshop you agree to allow Kim’s upholstery to take photos or videos of you for marketing and promotional purposes.

Final Payment is due on the first day of the workshop.

Tools and supplies you will need for this Hands-On Upholstery Workshop


  • Wire cutter
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Scissors
  • Staple puller(Osborne 120 ½ )
  • Tape Measure (soft cloth)
  • Regulator
  • Goose-neck Webbing Stretcher
  • Pneumatic Stapler
  • Portable Air-compressor
  • Magnetic Tack Hammers
  • 6″ Curved needle
  • Workhorses
  • Tin Snips

BASIC UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES – (may vary depending on your project piece)

  • Bonded Upholstery Dacron 54″ Wide by 1 oz.
  • 1 roll upholstery cotton (natural or synthetic is fine)
  • Foam(depending on piece)
  • Jute Webbing –Red stripe
  • Ruby Jute spring tying twine
  • Edge roll ( 1 ¼” for deck) Other sizes depending on piece
  • Button Twine
  • Deck Fabric
  • Burlap
  • 5/32 welt cord
  • Muslin or scrap fabrics
  • Upholstery Thread to match fabric
  • Fabric – NO Large repeats that require pattern match, Please don’t plan on using extremely expensive fabric for your first project.
  • Staples – 9/16” and 3/8”
  • Curve Ease (Medium)
  • Metal Tack Strip

Contact Information:

Donna – email: Donna@designsbydonnaatlanta.com or phone  1-770-967-6543

Kim – email: kimberley@kimsupholstery.com

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