Check out our upcoming workshops and REGISTER today! And stay tuned for additional workshops throughout the year!
{Upholstered Cornice &
Sewing Workshop}

{Thrifting Road Trip with the Handy Chics!}


TIME: 9:00am -5pm

PLACE: Philadelphia area

COST: $49 per person

Group size: 15


Does the idea of shopping for furniture at thrift stores and flea markets intimidate you?  Not sure which ones to go to? Have you always wanted someone to help you choose what to buy and what not to buy? Well this is for you!

Join us for a FUN day of thrifting with the Handy Chics around the Philadelphia area! We will hand select some of our favorite thrift stores and flea markets to go to and help you pick out furniture and other home decor items to revamp! We will help you decide what to buy and keep you from wasting money on junk!  In addition, we consult with you on steps needed to transform your piece from drab to fab!  And, you get an official Handy Chics tote with a few goodies inside!

As with any shopping trip, thrifting can be a hit or miss. We make no guarantees on attendees finding exactly what they are looking for. The fee covers us accompanying and consulting with attendees on purchases and how to transform them. 

After registering, attendees will receive further information on meet up location. You must have your own transportation so you can transport your own finds.  We will take a lunch break during the day and each person is responsible for purchasing their own lunch.

There are no refunds on registration so please make sure you are able to attend before registering.


DATE: Saturday, October 25, 2014

TIME: 10am-5pm

PLACE: Pnk Elephant, 504 South St,  Philadelphia PA​​

COST: $159 per person​ EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Reg $179)

​Level: Beginners

Class size: up to 15


​​Have you always wanted to learn how to build and upholster your own window treatment? Do you have a sewing machine that has been sitting around forever? Are you finally ready to learn how to use it? Well this super fun hands on workshop is for you!  (YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP, YOU CAN RENT ONE FROM VARIOUS PLACES but  having your own is great :)

Cost of registration includes:

Lunch & snacks

Wood &  hardware to build cornice from scratch

Handy Chics tee to be worn during workshop

Gift Bags full of goodies

Gift Card Giveaway

Tons of knowledge from the Handy Chics and skills you can apply to other projects that will stay with you forever!


Other materials needed for workshop have to be purchased by attendee and brought with you that day. Registered attendees will receive full list of supplies needed after registering. Don't worry, its not a ton of things you need. Some items include batting, a drill, staple gun, etc.

​We start out our day meeting up on Fabric Row in Philadelphia PA. Learn tips on shopping for fabric, what to buy, how much to buy, & what to avoid. Pick out and purchase your own fabric to use for your  project to be completed during workshop!

Construct Hardwood Cornice - Learn how to build a window cornice from scratch.

Never used a circular saw before? Well get ready to learn!


Intro to Upholstery - Learn the basics of upholstering and get hands on experience by upholstering the cornice you assemble! Add trimming, cording, or nailheads (if desired) And learn how to properly hang it


​Intro to Sewing - Learn the basics of sewing and sew your own pair of panel curtains for cornice


Workshop ends and you walk away with tons of knowledge and an awesome upholstered window treatment and curtains all made by YOU!


There are no refunds on registration so please make sure you are able to attend before registering.


Deadline to register is SEPTEMBER 30, 2014














Example of a cornice. Image from



If you are traveling from out of town, here are a few hotels that are

close by the South Street area to check out:


*Hyatt Regency Philadelphia : 201 South Columbus Blvd.


*Hotel Monaco Philadelphia: 433 Chestnut Street


*Le Meridien Philadelphia: 1421 Arch Street



{Book a PRIVATE Workshop
for your small group}

Gather up at least 5 or more of your girlfriends and book a private workshop with the Handy Chics! Perfect for a birthday celebration, housewarming party, a day with your sorors, corporate team building and more! And we provide the cake! :)

​Contact us for more info!