1 Day Bring Your Own Upholstery Project



1 Day session for Beginners, 6 people max, 9.30-4.30, 1 hr break for lunch. Bring your own project ideally a ‘Drop in’ seat or a footstool* and your choice of Top Fabric. This is a group session with people working on their own projects, limited to 6 people to ensure that everyone gets attention. I will be guiding people through modern and traditional upholstery techniques, answering questions and sharing information across the projects, the aim is that everyone learns from the collective experience. It is ideal as taster session for anyone keen to try their hand at upholstery, or take on a simple “I’d love to do that” project. Venue : Paddock Studios, Lewes, note the Studio is up a flight of stairs and you will need to transport your project to and from class A few things to note : - Please send me a photo of your project so I can confirm whether it is suitable prior to booking - Please avoid velvet & leather, too tricky for a 1 day session - Dependent on the project you may need to strip your chair down before the workshop - Everyone will have their own set of tools for use on the day (We will be sharing electric staplers) and sharing the cutting table. I've had lots of requests for this course, by people who have attended my 1 Day Make Your Own Upholstered Footstool workshop - have a look at the reviews. I think that’s it!

What's included in the price?

Use of Tools on the day, all stuffing materials : tacks, staples, glue, twine, calico, hessian, coconut fibre, polywadding, & medium density foam all provided. Tea, coffee & biscuits provided. (Upholstery is unquestionably easier to learn after a gingernut).


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts




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I live in Lewes, and have been running a furniture and textile business making simply designed contemporary pieces. One of those pieces, the birch wood footstool is an especial delight to make, it is simple, useful, light & beautiful. With none of the corners that so frustrate upholstery newcomers, I thought it made the perfect 1 day workshop experience. For after a ‘hard’ day learning, making, laughing, creating you get to take home and put your feet up on a foostool, and say “That was Rounded by Me’.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
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Paddock Studios, Paddock Lane, LEWES, East Sussex, BN7 1TW