Upholstery Workshops

Being a grown-up can be hard. Life can feel like too much work and not enough play. It’s time to bring more creativity and playfulness into your life and find a new way to relax. Unleash your hidden talents and learn how to upholster.

Choose from a variety of upholstery workshops which run over a full day or shorter day, ranging from footstools, stools, storage crates and benches. We have something to suit everyone and all are suitable for beginners. Prices start from £175

Handmake a piece of furniture, unique to you which you get to take home at the end of the day. An item to treasure forever and a reminder of the joy we can bring into our lives when we tap into our fun and creative side. This is playing in style for creative grown-ups eager to have a fun escape from the pressures of everyday life.

Our upholstery workshops are available for individual or group bookings. It’s a great way to reconnect with friends, a team building event with work colleagues or hen party with a difference. We can accommodate groups of up to 8 people.

Our Workshops

You will be shown the different tools and materials needed for your upholstery workshop. You will learn a range of different upholstery techniques and all workshops are suitable for beginners. Read more about each workshop below or book a space.

Deep Buttoned Footstool or Bench

  • Fabric is included in the cost of the workshop and you get to choose the colour.
  • Course Time: 9.15am-4.30pm
  • £235

Small or Large Footstool or Stool or Bench with Fabric Side Panels & Piping

  • You have the choice to make a small or large footstool, stool or bench with side panels and piping on this one day upholstery workshop.
  • A choice of fabric is included in the cost or if you wish you can supply your own fabric.
  • Course Time: 9.15am-4.30pm
  • Prices start from £195

Small or Large Footstool or Stool or Bench with Pleated Corners

  • You have the choice to make a small or large footstool, stool or bench with side panels and piping on this one day upholstery workshop.
  • A choice of fabric which is included in the cost or if you wish you can supply your own fabric.
  • 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • Prices start from £175

Deep Buttoned Stool

  • Fabric is included in the cost of the workshop and you get to choose the colour.
  • Course Time: 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • £175

Deep Buttoned Storage Crate

  • Fabric is included in the cost of the workshop and you get to choose the colour.
  • Course Time: 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • £175

Shallow Buttoned Storage Crate

  • A choice of fabric which is included in the cost, or if you wish you can supply your own fabric.
  • 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • £175

Our Workshops

You will be shown the different tools and materials needed for your upholstery workshop. You will learn a range of different upholstery techniques and all workshops are suitable for beginners. Read more about each workshop below or book a space.

Deep Buttoned Footstool or Bench

  • Fabric is included in the cost of the workshop and you get to choose the colour.
  • Course Time: 9.15am-4.30pm
  • £235

Small or Large Footstool or Stool or Bench with Fabric Side Panels & Piping

  • You have the choice to make a small or large footstool, stool or bench with side panels and piping on this one day upholstery workshop.
  • A choice of fabric is included in the cost or if you wish you can supply your own fabric.
  • Course Time: 9.15am-4.30pm
  • Prices start from £195

Small or Large Footstool or Stool or Bench with Pleated Corners

  • You have the choice to make a small or large footstool, stool or bench with side panels and piping on this one day upholstery workshop.
  • A choice of fabric which is included in the cost or if you wish you can supply your own fabric.
  • 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • Prices start from £175

Deep Buttoned Stool

  • Fabric is included in the cost of the workshop and you get to choose the colour.
  • Course Time: 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • £175

Deep Buttoned Storage Crate

  • Fabric is included in the cost of the workshop and you get to choose the colour.
  • Course Time: 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • £175

Shallow Buttoned Storage Crate

  • A choice of fabric which is included in the cost, or if you wish you can supply your own fabric.
  • 9.30am – 2.45pm
  • £175

Who Is It For?

The one day workshops are perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery. Step away from the daily grind and unleash your creative side. Learn a new skill and have the instant satisfaction of making a small piece of furniture.

You can also buy a place at the workshop for a creative loved one. It will make the perfect sustainable gift if you are looking for something fun and unique.

What Will You Learn?

The workshops are an introduction to the craft. You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery. You will be taught techniques like applying foam, fabric, cutting corners on fabric, making and applying buttons & more.

We supply you with all the tools & materials for the course and fabric from a selection which you chose from.

Meet The Tutor 

You will be taught on the day by Emma, an experienced upholster and the Director of Semper Hopkins Upholstery (read Emma’s story here).

We keep the class size to no more than eight people so you will get lots out of the day.

All the frames and materials for the course are prepared in house by Ian (Emma’s Dad).

Location

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

Find out about our Covid-safety measures here

Old Kent Green Methodist Chapel,
Cinderhill Lane,
Scholar Green,
Cheshire,
ST7 3HR

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