Deep Buttoned Bench or Footstool 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.

You have the choice to make a deep buttoned bench or large footstool on this one-day upholstery workshop.

You will learn

- About the different tools and materials needed for upholstery. These are all detailed in your course handout to take home at the end of the day.

- Techniques like stapling elasticated webbing and hessian to the wooden frame, glueing foam to the hessian.

- How to prepare the foam for deep buttoning including marking out the foam, drilling holes, and applying dacron.

- How to prepare your fabric including marking out for buttoning, measuring and cutting the fabric
the process behind planning where the buttons will go. How to make your own fabric buttons, and how to deep button your furniture. Including pleating and finishing off your piece.

- To finish and fix the feet to your furniture
Useful information and what’s included

- You will be provided with all the materials and tools needed to make your furniture.

Bench – You have the option to choose from either industrial hairpin legs or mid-century style wooden legs. Please select your choice when booking.

Large Footstool feet – choose from a natural or dark wax. Please select your choice when booking

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?

The course will start at 9.15am finishing at 4.30pm.
Hot drinks are included throughout the day.
You will need to bring your own lunch with you.

Fabric choice;

Fabric is included within the cost of the workshop. Please detail your colour choice when booking. Free samples can be requested directly from the supplier.

Warwick Amantheon Wool


Bench – 90cm wide x 40cm deep x 49cm high

Large Footstool – 66cm wide x 48cm deep x 29cm high

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Emma Semper Hopkins at Semper Hopkins Interiors

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Cinderhill Lane
Scholar Green

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


7 hours (9:15am to 4:30pm)

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Jane Booth - - #37896

Thank you for a great day. I really enjoyed the footstool workshop. The day went so quickly. Your instruction throughout the day was clear and at a pace where I didn’t feel rushed at all. I would definitely recommend attending a workshop. Hopefully see you again. I love my new footstool.

Isobel Bailey - - #37894

My husband bought me the stool workshop day as a Christmas gift. It was absolutely fantastic.
The communication leading upto the day was brilliant, Emma was amazingly helpful and patient in both the weeks before and the day itself.
It was such a lovely relaxed, friendly environment in a beautiful setting and not only did I come home with a stunning piece of furniture I had super good fun along the way.
I cannot recommend highly enough I just wish I could go back every week.
Thanks Emma and everyone involved. You're brilliant!!!

Julie Wright - - #37890

I had a fabulous day with Emma on my recent upholstery course where i created a stool. Emma was very patient and helpful and I would definitely reccomend one of the courses for anyone interested in learning basic upholstery skills or as a gift for craft fans

Paul Basford - - #37887

Quite simply I enjoyed everything about the day!
Wouldnt change a thing and give it a 10/10!

Fiona Hackshall - - #37821

I rate the footstool workshop 5 out of 5!
Learning the process and new skills was what I enjoyed most about the day and I wouldn't change anything about the workshop at all. I would definitely recommend the day to friends or family.

Nigel Keeble - - #36206

Had a fantastic time on the footstool workshop. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Lots of new skills learned and I ended up with a new piece of furniture that I am really proud of. Thanks Emma for a brilliant experience.

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