This in-depth online program is designed to get your upholstery skills launched on solid, professional footing.

This program includes 12 courses designed to build your professional skill set. At the beginning of each course, students will review a detailed videodemonstration and written instructions before attempting to complete a short project. Those who are registered for the certificate track will meet weekly via Zoom in an instructor-supported cohort to discuss questions and clarifications. Each course includes quizzes, self-assessments, and downloadable forms. Attention is given throughout to how concepts may be translated to real work. This program is entirely online, but students will need access to a basic professional set up, including a sewing machine they can comfortably operate, and several commonly accessible project components. (See full tools and supplies list) We will discuss equipment selection throughout the program for those who are learning independently. 

Students should plan to spend approximately 8-10 hours per week completing course work. 

Students who are registered for the certificate track will also receive a one-to-one planning session with their instructor and a final portfolio review.

Watch Intro Video

FLC Virtual instructor, Carla Pyle, shares words of welcome with her student cohort . ..

Please Choose Your Cohort

This online program will have a weekly synchronous meeting using Zoom.

There are two cohorts available for the fall term.

FLC Upholstery 200: Fundamentals

Instructor Supported + Certificate Track (Tuesday Meet - 5:00–6:00 p.m. CT)

FLC Upholstery 200: Fundamentals

Instructor Supported + Certificate Track (Thursday Meet - 11:00–12:00 p.m. CT)


  • Video Instruction

    In-depth video instruction filled with skilled demonstration. We know exactly where students need close ups, explanations and details.

  • Instructor Supported

    Weekly instructor supported review and discussion with student cohort

  • Check Your Work

    Quizzes and self-assessments to check your knowledge and comprehension.

  • Printable Resources

    Reference materials you can save and/or print for future reference.

  • Beyond This Course

    Each course has a section to explore variations and further applications.

  • Bussiness courses

    Business basics for upholsterers.