Spring Upholstery Classes at Spruce

Class is in session! That’s right; you’ve been asking about upholstery classes and now they’re back! Spruce is offering a variety of fun, hands-on classes this spring suitable for adults of all ages. With the exception of our chair class, all you have to do is bring your favorite fabric, lunch and comfy shoes and clothes to work in. We’ll provide professional instruction, materials and the tools you need to create a custom piece of furniture.

Here’s what you need to know about our classes before registering. Please note, we do not accept cancellations within 30 days of the class date.

Bench Class (February 21, March 28)

bench classes

Amanda and Katherine taught students how to make benches while they were on book tour in New Orleans.

This is the same class Spruce took on the road last fall during the Spruce book tour. The Sprucettes even taught HGTV editors how to make these custom benches. Students enrolled will build a 16”-deep by 48”-long bench from start to finish. The five-hour class includes the frame, legs and upholstery materials. Bring 2 yards of your favorite fabric.

Chair Class (March 6-7, May 8-9)

double chairs

Participants in this class will walk away with a truly unique chair! This ten-hour class requires students to bring their own chair, or Spruce can source a chair for the student for an additional fee.  Chair needs to be approved for the class by Spruce at least one week before, and you can do this by sending us an email with a photo of your chair. To maintain the same level of difficulty for all students, we do not allow coil springs, loose seat cushions, or arm upholstery. Students will learn how to strip furniture, attach padding and fabric, sew welt cord, and more! Requires 2-3 yards of fabric; contact us if you need help with yardage.

Headboard Class (April 3-4)


Create a gorgeous headboard to perch your head while lounging on your bed. This two-day class is definitely one of our most requested classes. The Sprucettes will help teach you how to make a one-of-a-kind, rectangular headboard from plywood that fits the bed size of your choice. The class includes the frame, upholstery materials and eight hours of hands-on upholstery instruction. Students can apply a nailhead trim for an additional cost. Requires 4-6 yards of fabric; contact us for help with yardage.

Lampshade Class (April 11)


Turn your favorite fabric into a beautiful cylindrical shade in the size of your choice. Class includes all lampshade materials (excludes fabric) and 5.5 hours of instruction. Learn how to mount fabric to lampshade paper, assemble the shade with metal rings and glue and attach decorative trim. Bring 1 yard of your favorite fabric and a sack lunch.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. We’re excited to see you in class!