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Words to describe our weekend of upholstery: authentic, fun, gnarly, exhausting, challenging, rewarding, fulfilling, satisfying, frustrating, hard, creative, like nothing else, friendly, funny, yummy and more.
You better be prepared–this is no spa retreat where you’ll get pampered and massaged. It’s a ‘roll up your sleeves and get busy’ elite upholstery retreat.
You asked for another running of our live 3 Day Upholstery Bootcamp, so we’re putting it out there. July 22, 23, 24 in the Indianapolis studio. Find additional details and photos on Mod Home Ec.
There are four exclusive spaces left.
Our Upholstery Bootcamp Retreat is a joy to experience as long as you bring the kind of chair that will guarantee your success. Read very carefully how you can get the most out of Bootcamp.
This has been our most popular class of all time. Over 15 hours of hands-on upholstery instruction, fabric layout, cutting, demos, fun, afternoon coffee breaks (including homemade baked goodies), how to estimate and choose fabric yardage, good music (subjective) and everything else that goes into reupholstering your own chair. Workshops are held at the spacious ModHomeEc studio in Indianapolis, Indiana. FUN, FUN, FUN! If you’re traveling from out of town, you’ll need to make hotel accommodations. Contact us for information about good places to stay.
Many of our students come from different parts of the country for a Girls Getaway Weekend. Not only do you leave with a custom reupholstered chair, you meet new people, learn new skills and make memories that last a lifetime. It’s a value packed weekend!
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We provide: tool use, tool instruction, sewing machines, covered buttons, welt cording (piping), twine, Dacron, spray adhesive, cotton batting, webbing, jute twine, tacks, and hands on instruction. You’ll leave with a beautifully restyled chair and skills you can use forever, plus new friends.
a pre-approved chair
foam and fabric
We MUST see a photo of your chair to determine if it can be completed in this three day workshop. No exceptions will be made. Click here to see appropriate chair styles.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Schedule (July 22, 23, 24)
9:30-12:30 Studio Work
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break (there are many surrounding restaurants)
1:30-3:30 Studio Work (with a break somewhere in there)
PLEASE READ below and our POLICY.
This 3 Day Workshop is intense. Our curriculum is NOT designed for large, fully upholstered armchairs. See photo below for appropriate chairs. In order for you to get the most out of this 3 Day Workshop, you need be ready to work hard, watch, learn and have fun. We have to move through the process at a good clip. It’s preferable to bring a chair that does not need to be painted or have any structural repairs. We want you to leave with a basic understanding of how to reupholster an open armed side chair. What you learn will empower you with the confidence to gradually take on more complicated upholstered pieces. The focus in our Bootcamp is learning upholstery skills. Students occasionally get stalled out on one aspect of chair reupholstery, you need to come ready to listen, learn and follow instructions. You need strong hands, wrists and arms. Upholstery is physically demanding and students who aren’t strong enough come away without getting the full benefits of this intensive workshop.
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