Build a footstool

Build a footstool

Duration: Two days

Price: £195

Run by: Jon Sanderson
at The Finishing Room


Studio 13 Red House Glass Cone
High Street

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About the Course

Join us for this 2-day workshop and create a stylish mid-century inspired footstool. Starting with a wooden frame made in-house, you’ll work with Jon to build and upholster your stool in a beautiful Kirkby Design or Romo fabric before attaching your hairpin legs from the Hairpin Leg Co.

There are five fabric ranges to choose from to help you create something truly bespoke; a beautifully soft plain cotton, a recycled wool felt, a crushed velvet a cotton/linen blend (in more than 360 shades!) and finally, Kirkby’s ‘Underground’ range which includes designs from the London Underground (perfect for an industrial feel). With five ranges and 100’s of colours, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

What will we cover?

How to safely operate an electric staple gun
Applying hessian to create a base for your upholstery
Creating shape with foam
Machine sewing and applying piping
Making and attaching borders
Measuring for fabric and creating a cutting plan
Working with tacks and a magnetic tack hammer
Shallow buttoning and how to make upholstered buttons

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Everything to make your footstool except 0.6m of your chosen fabric from the five ranges available for this course (starting from £25 - please see website for full details)

Tea, coffee and plenty of biscuits are included and there is a cafe on site where you can buy lunch or you're welcome to bring your own.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners