What do you think it is that drives people to rescue, transform, repair, bring something back? To take trash and make it treasure?

We are rescuers. Heroes. We like to fix, repair, improve and build. It makes us feel good, feel self sufficient and fills us with a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
Join others who share your passion for rescue and rehab, waving your own magic wand over a piece of furniture with your own unique style, individuality and creativity.

That flea market find — or the disaster of a chair in the corner over there – can be made new. By you. With your own two hands.

Together, we will create something new, unique, and true to you. You’ll leave our class with a beautiful piece of furniture, a lasting sense of accomplishment, and the skills you need to do it all again.

Before registering for a class, please, please, please scroll down and read our policy.

*3 Day Bootcamps are Back

* Slipcovers!

*Pillow Workshops

*Boxed and Corded Cushion Workshops

*Boudoir Bench Workshop

*Beginning Upholstery (2 evening classes)

*************READ THIS********************

ALL CHAIRS MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO CLASS.

THE BEGINNERS CLASSES ARE PRICED AND PACED FOR BEGINNING LEVEL CHAIRS, NOT FULLY UPHOLSTERED ARM CHAIRS.

1. THE GOAL OF OUR BEGINNING CLASS IS TO TEACH SEVERAL BASIC UPHOLSTERY TECHNIQUES.
2. OPEN ARMED SIDE CHAIRS ARE THE BEST CHAIRS FOR THIS CLASS.
3. TECHNIQUES YOU LEARN IN CLASS CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR LARGER PIECES AT HOME.
4. YOUR SUCCESS IS DEPENDENT ON BRINGING IN THE RIGHT CHAIR.

A chair that seems easy to you can turn into a nightmare. Please trust us on this. We’ve seen what happens when students bite off more than they can chew. Scroll to the very bottom to see examples of chairs that are perfect for the Beginner’s Classes, as well as Bootcamps.

THE LINEUP:

Monday Night Beginning Upholstery:
6 Sessions: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9 SOLD OUT
7:00-9:30 pm
$235.00 plus
$25.00 materials fee
6 spaces

We’ll start from the very beginning. Once your chair is approved, you will learn how to determine fabric yardage, choose appropriate fabric, tear it down (remove the old upholstery fabric), make simple repairs, re-pad and reupholster it. Professional tips and shortcuts will be covered in order to keep you interested and excited about learning how to upholster. You will learn how to use upholsterer’s tools as well as how to substitute tools you may already have at home. This class meets 6 times for 2 ½ hours, that’s 15 hours of hands on upholstery instruction!





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Wednesday Night Beginning Upholstery: SOLD OUT
6 Sessions: May 23, 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
Instructor: Jeff Mattingly, Upholsterer
7:00-9:30 pm
$235.00 plus
$25.00 materials fee
6 spaces

We’ll start from the very beginning. Once your chair is approved, you will learn how to determine fabric yardage, choose appropriate fabric, tear it down (remove the old upholstery fabric), make simple repairs, re-pad and reupholster it. Professional tips and shortcuts will be covered in order to keep you interested and excited about learning how to upholster. You will learn how to use upholsterer’s tools as well as how to substitute tools you may already have at home. This class meets 6 times for 2 ½ hours, that’s 15 hours of hands on upholstery instruction!





Thursday Night Big Ass Upholstery Project Class: Must have taken at least two upholstery classes, know how to sew and this is a MUST: Furniture must be approved two weeks before class.
8 Sessions: June 7, 14, (No class June 21), June 28, July 5, 12, 19, (25 or 26), and August 2 SOLD OUT
7:00-9:30 PM
$395.00 plus
$40.00 materials(burlap, webbing, twine, adhesive, covered buttons, dacron, thread, cording, tacks, staples, nails, screws)

Ready to take on the ‘meatier’ project? In this class, you’ll be running with the big dogs. This is roll up your sleeves, get down and dirty upholstery for the serious DIY-er. 20 hours of upholstery heaven for those who just plain need more. It’s a knock down, drag out class for only those who are up for the challenge. Remember: Must know how to sew, be able to work on your project while waiting for instruction, and must be fun to work with. Just kidding.

Don’t forget to read our policy before registering for this class.





BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME 3 DAY UPHOLSTERY BOOTCAMPS

We’ve cleared the calendar and opened up two 3 Day Bootcamps for Out of Towners (Don’t tell, but we’ll let you sign up even if you live in, or around Indy). Bootcamps have been a huge hit with out of towners, as well as some in-towners who slipped in.

3 DAY UPHOLSTERY BOOTCAMP: 2 Spaces Left
July 27, 28, and 29
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
$435.00 includes all materials except foam, fabric and decorative trims





AND

3 DAY UPHOLSTERY BOOTCAMP: 3 Spaces Left
August 24, 25, and 26
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
$435.00 includes all materials except foam, fabric and decorative trims





Over 20 hours of hands-on upholstery instruction, fabric layout, cutting, demos, fun, afternoon coffee breaks (including homemade baked goodies), how to estimate and choose fabric yardage, good music (subjective) and everything else that goes into reupholstering your own chair. Bootcamps are held at the spacious ModHomeEc studio in Indianapolis, Indiana. FUN, FUN, FUN!

We provide: tool use, tool instruction, sewing machines, covered buttons, welt cording (piping), twine, Dacron, spray adhesive, cotton batting, webbing, jute twine, tacks, and hands on instruction. You’ll leave with a beautifully restyled chair and skills you can use forever.

You provide:
a pre-approved chair
foam and fabric
We MUST see a photo of your chair to determine if it can be completed in this three day workshop.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Schedule

9:30-12:30 Studio Work
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break (there are many surrounding restaurants)
1:30-3:30 Studio Work (with a break somewhere in there)

PLEASE READ:
Bootcamps are intense. These are not designed for large chairs. In order for you to get the most out of this 3 Day Workshop, you need be ready to work hard, watch, learn and have fun. We have to move through the process at a good clip. It’s preferable to bring a chair that does not need to be painted or have any structural repairs. We want you to leave with a basic understanding of how to reupholster an open armed side chair. What you learn will arm you with the confidence to gradually take on more complicated upholstered pieces.

Cost: $435.00

After registering, you will be sent a packet of information including a specific curriculum, maps, hotels, and restaurants near the studio and in surrounding areas. We are located in what is known as SoBro (South Broad Ripple). Broad Ripple is home to many shops, bars, restaurants, bakeries, art galleries and more.

Read our policy before signing up.

WORKSHOPS:

Now that you’ve reupholstered your chair in that knock out fabric, it’s time to create your custom designed pillow, or vice versa.

Be sure to read our policy before signing up.

BOXED AND CORDED CUSHIONS: 2 spaces left $195.00

Due to popular demand, here are some boxed and corded cushion workshops for you. Once you know how to make a boxed and corded cushion, the sky’s the limit on your ability to transform your furniture over and over again throughout the years. In this class, you’ll learn the tricks of the upholstery trade as to every aspect of creating the perfect boxed and corded cushion. We will be sewing so if you don’t know how to sew, email me to set up a private sewing class to get you up to speed. 6 hours of hands on instruction will provide you with a lifetime of custom cushions. Think of the money you’ll save!
We will provide dacron, spray adhesive, cushion zippers, welt cording, use of industrial sewing machine, thread and foam cutter.

You bring:
Foam
Upholstery Fabric

Read policy before signing up!

This workshop is priced for one full cushion, if you make more than one, it will be $10.00 for each extra cushion.

Session 4
August 16 and 17
6:30-9:30 pm

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Boudoir Bench: $195.00

Create a custom upholstered bench for the foot of your bed or the front hallway.
Plain, corded and/or tufted, you make it your way. We provide the bench frame, legs, dacron, spray adhesive, molds for covered buttons, and twine, as well as over 5 hours of hands-on upholstery instruction.

Supplies:
2 yards of upholstery fabric
3” x 48” piece of foam

Session 2
August 11
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (45 minute lunch break)
5 spaces

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Read our entire policy before registering so everyone knows what to expect when you take classes.

ModHomeEc Policy
Registration/Cancellation

1. Due to limited space and scheduling details, class fees are nonrefundable.
2. If we have to cancel or postpone a class due to inclement weather or a personal matter, we will notify you and schedule a makeup class.
3. Make sure you can attend all scheduled classes.
4. If you want to work on one piece with a friend or spouse, they will also need to register for class
5. Makeup classes can be scheduled online for a $35.00 fee.
6. Payments for classes, open shop, and workshops are made online through PayPal.

Approved Furniture
Our class curricula are based on certain chair types, therefore it’s imperative that the piece you choose meets the criteria for the Beginner or Intermediate classes. Read each class description and view photos of acceptable sizes and styles of pieces.
1. Due to class time and physical space restrictions, all furniture needs to be pre-approved.
2. Email a photo of your piece to shelly@modhomeec.com or, if you’re not sure, you can bring your piece in the studio before the first week of class for approval.

Supplies
Your supply fee covers:
Use of all tools and sewing machines, jute webbing, burlap, jute twine, tufting twine, staples, adhesive, tacks, dacron batting, cotton batting, covered button molds, hot glue, sewing machine thread, zippers, single welt cord and double welt cord

YOU provide: furniture, foam, springs, muslin and upholstery fabric as well as any extra embellishments such as decorative nailheads, trim, etc.

We will assess what, if any, extra materials you’ll need to complete your project

Classes
Class sizes are limited, depending on the class. This is a hands on class. If you need to know the next step, please be patient as we move around the room to help everyone. Feel free to walk around the studio to discuss and see what others are doing. Watching is one of the best ways to learn upholstery.
1. Classes are casual, wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to work hard
2. Bring a camera or your cell phone camera to document your teardown and upholstery process. It’s extremely valuable to see how a piece comes apart.
3. Fifteen minutes before the end of class, we will start cleanup so the studio is ready for the next class
4. If you arrive early, stroll around the Monon Shoppes or the Farmer’s Market (in the old gas station) grab a snack or just relax before class starts.

How to Register:

If there is a drop down menu, click on the class you want, go to the Add to Cart button and continue to checkout. Read times and dates carefully before you register.

After Registering:

PayPal will send you a payment confirmation. If you use another form of credit through PayPal, you may not receive confirmation. If you’re uncertain if your payment was received, email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible

****These are appropriate chairs for the Beginner’s Class.***