I've been really frustrated that the process to learn how to upholster a chair is taking so long. In fact, I was thinking of not even going to the last class since it's clear that I won't finish the chair.
After eight weeks this is where I am with the chair.
However, it turns out that I've learned enough to wing-it on a old french wingback chair. In eight hours I went from this
I still have to make the cushion (right now I just wrapped the fabric around the down cushion it came with. I also have to put the trim on which I've learned is just hot glued on.
So after much deliberation I've decided it wasn't a complete waste taking this class. I've got enough know-how now and the tools to wing it on any other chairs going forward. They won't last for 300 years which is always the goal of our instructor. But they'll be good enough for us.