Upholstery Weekend Workshop



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 projects 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. The classes take place at our commercial workshop at Barrows House, Tweentown, Cheddar BS27 3HU. The workshop entrance is at the side of the building next door to A-M Hairstylist. 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.

What's included in the price?

Use of all hand tools and equipment. Tea/coffee breaks.


12 hours

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.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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Barrows House, Tweentown, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HU