Day 5 of Upholstery Class

Today we finished up our chairs, discussed skirts, arm covers, and ordering supplies.


To finish our chairs we learned how to hand sew with a curved needle.

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Hand sewing with a curved needle has always kind of scared me, so I never spent much time trying it.  With Kathy’s instruction, it was not as scary or as hard as I thought it would be.


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Here is my first attempt at hand sewing. I closed the outside arm to the front of the key, and along the bottom of the leg.

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All 3 of the chairs!  Alice didn’t quiet have her’s done when we took the pictures, but she was well on her way to getting it finished.

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Alice’s chair.

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Cathy’s Chair.

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My Chair.

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As promised here is some of the projects created by Window Treatments 201 taught by Cathy Tucker.  Shirley and Tessa did some great work!

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Banding and edge treatment sample.

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They made swags and cascades.

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They also made Box pleat valances and trapezoid Shades.

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Cathy Tucker giving some pointers.

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Tessa and Shirley completed the class.

Some of my view on the way home.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain!

It rained part of the way, but not real bad.  I now know to avoid Nashville during rush hour.  And I would like to think Adele, Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, George Straight, Dixie Chicks, and Jimmy Buffett for helping get to Roswell and back home,  without them I don’t know how I would have made it. 🙂


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7 Responses to “Day 5 of Upholstery Class”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Hi Chrystal. Enjoyed reading about your week at CHF. Chair looked great !

  2. Pam Ward Says:

    Looks like an awesome week! You will love that curve needle. I have no idea how or why I started using those, but it’s been most of my years in business and I love them! Also, I bought my foam saw on ebay I believe, used. It’s a Bosch, it’s never given me any trouble, and I got a decent buy. Your chair is darling! Glad you had a safe trip :)Thanks for blogging!

  3. Anne Lutz Says:

    Loved reading about your experience at CHFA. Your chair looks great! I like your choice of music. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jayne Bergeman Says:

    Thanks for sharing the class. I have always wanted to take it.
    Your chair looks beautiful. You have already done quite a bit of upholstery, did you find the class informative?

  5. Chrystal Says:

    Jayne, Yes I did find it very informative, some of it I knew, but reaffirmed what I was doing. I also had not really built a chair up from the wood before, without something to follow, and that was something I really wanted to learn. I do think I would like to take the 301 class that teaches the different back techniques.

  6. Lois Says:

    Love the chairs! Can’t wait to get to the new CHF location one of these days. I want a cute chair too!!!!

  7. Tammy@InStitches Says:

    They look great ! I met the Cathys last time I was at the school, they are so sweet and talented too.

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