Stool Upholstery Workshop - 1 Day Workshop



Join us at Semper Hopkins Upholstery and Interiors in our idyllic converted Chapel workshop in the Cheshire countryside where you will be taught by business owner Emma.

Walk away with a small piece of furniture, handmade by you which you get to take home at the end of the day. An item to treasure forever and a reminder of the joy that we can bring into our lives when we tap into our fun and creative side again.

This is a one day workshop running from 9am to approx 5pm designed to give you an introduction to the craft. You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery. The workshops are perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery and unleash your creative side.

You will be taught how to make one of our stylish stools. The stools are ideal for several uses, dressing table, desk, footstool, children’s rooms.

The size of the stools are 50cm wide x 40cm deep x 49cm high

You will learn to;

-Make an upholstered seat where you will be taught techniques like applying and stapling foam, wadding, hessian, and elasticated webbing.
-Template your fabric, including measuring, cutting, stapling, and cutting round corners.
-Make fabric piping and side panels.
-Finish and fix the legs to your stool.
-We keep the class size to no more than six people so you will get lots out of the day. We supply you with all the tools & materials needed you just need to bring 1m of your own fabric suitable for upholstery use. If you need any help with fabric selection or advice on types of suitable fabric then please get in touch with us and we can point you in the right direction, or you can buy your fabric through us.

The workshops are held in our beautiful workshop, a converted Methodist Chapel, in Scholar Green nestled in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.

The course will start at 9am finishing at approximately 5pm. Hot drinks are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own packed lunch with you.

Our stools are both decorative and practical for personal use but also a lovely gift to be given to family or friends too.

You could attend the workshop and make the stool for yourself or buy it as an experience day for a creative loved one.

The safety of our clients and staff are always of upmost importance.

Our COVID-19 safety features are detailed below to allow for your wellbeing and creativity to co-exist.

*Each workshop kept to a maximum of six attendees.
*Online pre-booked sessions only
*Masks / Face Visors to be worn protecting both staff and guests
*A large open workspace with social distancing measures in place
*Protective screens between split work spaces
*Hand sanitisers situated throughout all areas
*Each attendee is provided with their own tools
*Shared hand held tools are cleaned between use.
*Track and Trace

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

For each stool you will be provided with the frame, legs and upholstery materials. You will get to choose from either industrial hairpin legs or mid-century style splayed wooden legs.

We supply you with all the tools & materials needed you just need to bring 1m of your own fabric suitable for upholstery use.

Hot refreshments are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch.

Book your course by selecting 'See available dates' button or press 'Chat with the Maker' if you have any queries in advance of booking.


Emma Semper Hopkins at Semper Hopkins Interiors


Cinderhill Lane
Scholar Green

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners


8 hours (9:00am to 5:00pm)

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