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Piping, Shallow Buttoned and Pleats Upholstery Workshop

17th July 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

- £195.00 – £255.00


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Choose to make a stool, storage crate, small or large footstool, or two seater bench.

Choose from three designs – pleats, shallow buttoned or piping.

Discover the different tools and materials needed for upholstery, along with a range of upholstery techniques which are detailed in a handout for you to take away.

The price includes all materials and fabric. Suitable for beginners.

You will learn how to:

  • Staple elasticated webbing and hessian to the wooden frame, gluing foam to the hessian (not applicable to crate).
  • Measure and cut your fabric, stapling to your furniture frame, and finishing it with double pleat corners.
  • Make your own fabric buttons and apply to furniture (shallow buttoned design only).
  • Make piping and finish your furniture with fabric borders (piping design only).
  • Fix the feet or legs to your furniture.

Furniture choices – Please select your choice when booking.

  • Bench or Stool – choose from either metal hairpin legs or mid-century style wooden legs.
  • Footstool (large or small) – for the feet choose from a natural or dark wax.

Fabric choice:

Sustainable Fabric choices included. Please detail your colour choice when booking. Free samples can be requested directly from the supplier by clicking on the link below.


Stool – 50cm wide x 40cm deep x 49cm high

Storage Crate – 50cm wide x 40cm deep x 38cm high

Footstool – 50cm wide x 40cm deep x 29cm high

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

Large Footstool  – 61cm wide x 61cm deep x 29cm high

Useful information:

  • Hot and cold drinks are included throughout the day.
  • You will need to bring your own lunch with you.
  • If you are making a Shallow buttoned or pleated design piece, your day will finish at approximately 2.45pm.


17th July 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
£195.00 – £255.00
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Semper Hopkins
Kent Green Chapel, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green
Stoke-on-trent, Cheshire ST7 3HR United Kingdom
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