Beginner's upholstery - half day course



Beginner’s Upholstery class (level 1) * Learn how to strip, pad and cover. * Learn how to use upholstery tools and materials. What do we need to bring? You should bring a chair or just the slip seat, fabric - at least 0.5/sqm for a chair, foam calico or dacron to cover the foam, new webbing if this needs to be replaced. We stock the above items (apart from the fabric which will be your choice). They can be purchased on the day if you don't have your own. What is the difference between this and the full-day class? With the half-day class, you should bring your own dining chair so you can get practical experience. David will pick one chair to demonstrate on and you will be able to reupholster your seat with help from David. With the full-day class, participants will be working on their own chairs under instruction and in many cases, the chairs will need restoration and repairs unrelated to the upholstery part of the job. Basic upholstery sundries are included. What do you need to bring? YOU SHOULD BRING A CHAIR OR JUST THE SLIP SEAT FABRIC – HALF A SQUARE METRE FOR A STANDARD SIZE DINING CHAIR FOAM 450 X 450 IN SIZE EITHER 25MM OR 50MM THICK DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE CALICO, DACRON, COTTON WADDING OR POLYESTER LINING TO COVER THE FOAM NEW WEBBING (IF THE SLIP IS WEBBED AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED) WE STOCK THE ABOVE ITEMS (APART FROM THE FABRIC WHICH WILL BE YOUR CHOICE) THEY CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN. (Please bring cash as we do not take cards but a bank transfer is OK) 1 Polyester lining 135grm £5 5 2.5cm (1") thick Upholstery Foam (45cm x 45cm x 2.5cm) £10 3 Hessian - Middleweight (10oz) £5 1 Jute Webbing 12Ib - 50mm/2" wide (coloured stripe) £1.50M 50MM (2″) THICK UPHOLSTERY FOAM (45CM X 45CM) £ 20 BOTTOM DUST SHEET £3

What's included in the price?

Those attending class will be asked to bring their own masks and gloves, please. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the course. Parking is available on the driveway. Included: Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own, or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. The local train station is approx 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd, Oakcroft Rd, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6JH