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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.

Bristol - Next course on 13th April 2019
Join us on this fun-filled workshop where you will be able to make your own footstool like the one pictured above. You will be taught by Sarah Crawford & Natalie Evans. You will need 1/2 a meter of upholstery grade fabric of your choice. You may need a little more than that if there is a pattern, as you will want to position the pattern just so on the day! We shall begin the day...
Photo features Theo Sturge teaching students at the Institut fur Konservierung-Restaurierung, Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Vienna. Please note this course is suitable only for museum workers or those who have undertaken a conversation degree. An introductory course to some of the techniques more commonly used in leather conservation. The course will include theory and practical; mornings will be mainly theory and afternoons mainly practical. Case studies will be included when there is spare time. The...
Greater London - Next course on 23rd April 2019
Bring a chair and you will spend five days reupholstering it. You will learn either traditional or modern upholstery techniques depending on the age and design of your chair. Amanda will share a wealth of skill and knowledge of modern and historical craft techniques in this five day session. You will need to bring a chair obviously, and if you are not sure whether it is suitable, please send us an image. The class size...
During this two day workshop you will reupholster your own dining chairs. All materials and tools will be provided to create your own unique dining set, along with lunch and refreshments. Just send a picture of your chair or chairs to You can even paint them if you wish by spraying or with a brush; this will take longer possibly another day. Just bring your chairs and your selected top fabric to our workshop...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 3rd April 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 roman blinds.  On our one-day short taster course you will be introduced to the techniques of making a standard roman blind, calculating fabric quantities and the number and size of the folds required, fitted to a track system that is compliant with the new Child Safety for Blinds Requirements.  Together...
Come an learn Upholstery with Vicky Grubb, author of 'The Beginners Guide to Upholstery'. In my six week course I can teach you the basics of reupholstering an item such as a nursery chair. You will learn to strip the chair and rebuild it using modern upholstery techniques. The classes are run on either a Monday night or a Thursday morning for three hours at a time, term time. About Me: I am a Qualified...
North Yorkshire
Create your own unique small footstool. Course runs over 2 Wednesday evenings. You will learn some of the techniques required to upholster your own small footstool, including webbing and applying hessian, painting techniques and applying fabric to your stool. Once you have completed the course, you will come away with your own unique footstool and fabulous new skills. Everything you need is included, other than you will need to bring 1 metre of your own...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
The course involves making a footstool from start to finish learning basic upholstery skills and learning how to use upholstery tools You will get take the footstool home with you light lunch and all materials included this is a great class to start if you want to learn the art of upholstery
Greater London - Next course on 11th May 2019
A one day session where you can bring pretty much anything furniture-wise and spend the day doing whatever you want with it; upholster it, restore it, strip it, paint it, reconfigure it or turn it into firewood - whatever you like. Come and use our equipment, materials and expertise, and move a project on, or start something new, or just give something a quick makeover. You will need a project, obviously, and if you're not...
Greater London - Next course on 1st May 2019
12 week project based furniture restoration, reupholstery, remaking, revamping or reconfiguring session, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, taught by Amanda Girling-Budd. You can learn traditional restoration skills in this class, or learn how to revamp or upcycle a piece of furniture, antique or modern. Or, if you are really adventurous, make new furniture from recycled old furniture. The course is project based, so you will need to bring something, but it would be good to discuss it...