Upholstery Course - Weekend Workshops



Our weekend upholstery workshops offer the opportunity to try out a new craft skill or to complete a chair project already started. Each of our weekend workshops can be booked separately and you can book as many as you want. We have classes running throughout the year. Each weekend workshop provides 12 hours of tuition which should allow you enough time to complete a small project or to get stuck into something a bit more complicated! We keep all our class sizes to 5 or 6 students to allow plenty of contact time with your tutor so that you will progress well with your project but it does mean that places are always in demand! Our classes are suitable for the complete beginner as well as improvers. Students work on their own projects and are expected to bring a piece of furniture to work on. We can advise on the suitability of individual projects and full details of what to expect and what is included will be sent out on booking or request. The types of project suitable for the complete beginner would be a footstool/piano stool, dining chair, armless or fireside chair. They can be modern or antique, depending upon what you’d like to have a go at. We teach both modern and traditional upholstery techniques. Please remember that the more complicated a project, the more time will be needed to complete a piece. We also run occasional workshops to show you how to make box cushion covers to fit into your chairs which can be booked separately. Also, if you are looking for upholstery fabric, our Bath Street shop sells a small selection of remnants and end of rolls, or we can order fabric from our range of UK fabric suppliers such as Linwood, Warwick, Prestigious Textiles, Romo, Blendworth, Morris & Co, Ian Mankin, Mulberry and GP&J Baker etc. Learning upholstery skills and techniques can be tremendous fun as well as a lot of hard work, but the thrill of restoring an old chair and turning it into a beautiful, functional and even artistic creation can be extremely rewarding! We have a passion for upholstering and we like to think that all of our students end up sharing this passion…We run courses throughout the year and publish new dates regularly so if you can’t make these dates you might find other dates in our programme which are more suitable. If you have any questions before you decide to book onto one of our courses please click on the "message the tutor" button on this page. We look forward to welcoming you to our Pretty Sitting Upholstery workshop in the heart of the Mendip Hills.

What's included in the price?

Upholstery tool hire; tea/coffee breaks; student discount of 15% on materials and fabrics. Bring your own lunch. We have a fully equipped kitchen/dining space with microwave and toaster for your use.


13 hours (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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


Pretty Sitting Upholstery & Interiors is a commercial upholstery workshop and training centre. We specialise in restoring and renovating antique and vintage upholstered furniture. We also produce bespoke hand made pieces for the home and run a variety of classes in different craft techniques and creative interiors. We have recently opened a new showroom in Cheddar where we sell fabrics, eco homewares, soft furnishings and made to measure curtains and blinds.


Barrows House, Tweentown, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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