This course...

This course can be independently explored at any point after slip seats. Though diamond, or deep button, tufting is widely recognized as a highly skilled upholstery skill, it’s also fairly quantifiable in basic applications.  With clear steps and rules to guide you, you’ll be surprised how successful you feel in executing this visually impressive design.  

In this course, we’ll demonstrate how to approach the process of diamond tufting from beginning to end on a small sized sample board, including layout, foam prep, fabric prep and the process of folding your diamonds into a neat, professional result. 

This course demonstrates all steps through detailed video and includes downloadable tools to help you plan your next “real” project from scratch. 

By the end of this course, you’ll have a beautiful tufting sample for your portfolio, and the skills to start tufting simple projects like benches and ottomans. For the truly ambitious student, these basic guidelines have been successfully applied to everything from headboards to commercial banquettes.  


  • Video Instruction

    In-depth video instruction filled with skilled demonstration. We know exactly where students need close ups, explanations and details. It’s just like watching someone in their workroom, except you can review as many times as you’d like.

  • Self Assessment

    Check your work with supplied checklists and check your comprehension with additional questions that will help you explore beyond this project.

  • Printable Resources

    Step-by-step instructions, reference materials, and full course packets you can save and/or print for future reference.

50% off - Thanks Fabric Supply Inc!

The video portion of this course is sponsored by Fabric Supply, Inc. and is available free through YouTube. Enrolled students are given access to additional fee-based bonus course materials for creating the tufting layouts and making custom buttons. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this online course

    • How to experience this online course

    • Getting Started

  • 2

    Making a diamond tufted sample board

    • Video on making a diamond tufted sample board

    • Instructions on making a diamond tufted sample board

    • Self assessment

  • 3


    • Methods

    • Video for button making

    • Instructions button making

    • Foam Selection

  • 4

    Next Steps...

    • Full packet download

    • Practice Log

    • Photo of your work

    • Survey