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Upholstery courses

Upholstery courses and workshops can transform your home and add to your comfort! Get to grips with coil springs, stapling, sewing and cutting. Learning upholstery could give you a hobby which will see you collecting and re-inventing furniture for the rest of your life! Create beautiful and unique pieces, meet like minded people and enjoy the learning process with one of our expert upholsterers and tutors.

Hertfordshire - Next course on 18th June 2019
This short taster course is ideal for those with little or no sewing skills who want to learn how to make their own professional looking curtains.  On our one-day short course you will be introduced to the techniques of measuring windows, calculating fabric quantities and you will make an interlined curtain sample with a hand-stitched pleated heading. Together with your sample and full instructions you will be able to make you own beautiful curtains at...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 4th June 2019
This course is ideal for those with little or no sewing skills who want to learn how to make their own professional looking cushions. Accuracy is very important when making good looking cushions so some sewing skills would be an advantage. During this one-day taster course you will make a piped scatter cushion with a zip. You will learn how to calculate fabrics, successfully cut, fit and join piping and insert zips. We will also...
This course is perfect for students wishing to learn the traditional art of upholstery. This is a full 1 day course in which you will learn many traditional upholstery techniques. We begin with stripping the chair pad back to the frame and then rebuild the whole thing to the final fabric to live another life. You will use traditional materials such as hessians, tacks, horsehair and black and white webbing and upholstery twine. This is...
Upholstering a drop in dining seat is a marvellous way to up cycle, revamp and give your home the personal touch and style you’ve always wanted without having to break the bank on new furniture. We understand that you lead busy lives and that not everyone can commit to 4 weeks in a row! That's why we operate on a hop on, hop off basis! You pay for 4 sessions and take them when you...
Suffolk - Next course on 8th August 2019
This is a full days' course where you will learn how to reupholster a footstool (provided) using a beautiful fabric from our selection, as well as giving it your own style of chalk paint finish. All materials, including the stool are provided. At the end of this full day you will have some invaluable skills and a brand new stool.  The cost of this full day workshop is £125 per person and includes all the...
As of January 2019 we are launching two new footstool workshops. classic footstool workshop sewn button workshop deep button workshop The classic footstool course is a one day extravaganza combining painting techniques with upholstery. You will start the day with a solid hardwood frame, and throughout the day you will follow the step by step guidance of Jan, learning all about the tools and materials used, as well as covering lots of techniques from webbing,...
Durham - Next course on 4th June 2019
This course is designed for members with little or no experience of upholstery. In this course you will build either a large or small foot stool, the cost of the stool including all materials (excluding your own fabric), will be £45 for the small and £55 for the large. You will build the stool from scratch and then complete it with your own fabric. We will need to know when you book the course if...
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A 1 day course on how to use an industrial sewing machine. You will learn everything to give you confidence to tackle your project. We show you everything from setting your machine up, threading, tension, bobbins, common problems and how to put them right. A brilliant course for anyone who hasnt been on a machine before and a brilliant course if you have and just cant master the one you have.
A weekend course for a beginner to jump start your knowledge of traditional upholstery skills and tools. If you would like to get stuck in to a project a bit more traditional than the drop in dining chair seat that we tackle on our ‘Intro to Upholstery‘ workshop, this chance to make a footstool you will own forever is the very thing for you. Over two full days, experienced upholsterer Sally Mollett will fast track...
Nicky Gane's been teaching Soft Furnishing and Upholstery for over 20 years. She believes upholstery should be fun but her standards are second to none! Upholstery at lovely Ball Hill Farm in Somerset is taught in a purpose built workshop, fully equipped to help you learn all the techniques of the craft. This course is run on a workshop basis, where you work on a project of your own choosing at a pace appropriate to...