This course....

Once you’ve covered boxed cushions and slip seats, you’re ready to put your new skills together into simple combinations. We’ll begin to analyze how sewing and upholstery should interact for fully professional results. 

Before beginning, you should feel very comfortable with the full processes of sewing a boxed cushion and upholstering a pull-over seat. 

This course will demonstrate how to get accurate, great fitting results when fitting a boxed, sewn cover to a basic wooden frame. We’ll discuss several best practices for things like achieving neat seams and even boxing. 

This course includes in-depth video demonstration on two sample seats and downloadable resources for exploring and applying these skill combinations in real project variations. 

By the end of this course, students will be prepared to achieve a professional result on a wide variety of slip seat styles and related applications. You’ll also have the basic knowledge you’ll need to start breaking down increasingly complex sewing and upholstery combinations.    


  • 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 not included in the video. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • How to experience this online course

    • Getting started

    • Tools and materials

  • 2

    Instructions for making a boxed and welted slip seat

    • Video for boxed and welted slip seat

    • Instructions for boxed and welted slip seat

    • Self assessment for boxed and welted slip seat

    • Video for boxed and top stitched slip seat

    • Instructions for boxed and top stitched slip seat

    • Self assessment for boxed and top stitched slip seat

  • 3


    • Foam Selection

    • Blank cut list

    • Blank cut diagram

    • Video for making single welt

    • Video of a single top stich foot

    • Tool Inventory for Basic Courses

    • Video of Tool Inventory for Basic Courses

  • 4

    Next Steps...

    • Variations

    • Complete packet download

    • Practice Log

    • Photo of your work

    • Survey