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 either a 1 day storage crate or stool workshop or a 2 day bench workshop.

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. This is playing in style for creative grown-ups eager to have a fun escape from the pressures of everyday life. Prices start from £165 for a one day workshop.

Our upholstery workshops are available for individual or group bookings. A hen party with a difference or a teambuilding reward or simply a way to reconnect with friends. We can accommodate various groups of up to 6 people.

Our Workshops

storage crate

Crate

  • One day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstool storage crates.
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Bring 1 metre of fabric.
  • You will learn about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
  • You will be taught techniques like gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making and applying buttons.
Hairpin leg stool

Stool

  • One day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our stylish stools with a choice of industrial style legs.
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Bring 1 metre of fabric.
  • You will learn about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
  • You will be taught techniques like gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making piping, making fabric side panels.
  • Finishing and fixing legs
patterned Fabric bench

Bench

  • Two-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our beautiful benches with a choice of industrial style legs.
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Bring 2 metres of fabric.
  • You will learn about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
  • You will be taught techniques like applying and stapling foam, wadding and elasticated webbing. Templating fabric including measuring, cutting, stapling, cutting corners. Making fabric side panels and piping and making and applying buttons
  • Finishing and fixing legs

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 workshop is 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 the tools & materials for the course, you will just need to bring 1m of fabric.

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 six 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 workshop is held from our beautiful workshop a converted Chapel in Scholar Green, a peaceful setting in the Cheshire countryside.

Find out about our Covid-safety measure here

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

Book On An Upholstery Workshop

Would you love to learn a new skill? Create a piece of furniture, handmade by you.

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