Book On A Bench Upholstery Workshop

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

Bench Workshops

This is a two-day workshop designed to give you an introduction to the craft. You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery. The workshops are perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery and unleash your creative side.

You will be taught how to make one of our beautiful benches. The benches are perfect for a variety of uses such as, dining table seating, hallway, utility room, conservatory, or window seating.

The size of the benches can be either a 4ft or 5ft size and are 120 / 150cm wide x 40cm deep x 50cm high.

For each bench you will be provided with the frame, legs and upholstery materials. You will get to choose from three types of leg either industrial hairpin or splayed steel legs or A frame bench ends.

You will learn to.

  • Make an upholstered seat where you will be taught techniques like applying and stapling foam, wadding, hessian, and elasticated webbing.
  • Template your fabric, including measuring, cutting, stapling, and cutting round corners.
  • Make fabric piping and side panels and how to make and apply buttons too if this is part of your design.
  • Finish and fix the legs to your bench.

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

We supply you with all the tools & materials needed you just need to bring your own fabric suitable for upholstery use.

For the 4ft bench you will need 1.5m and for the 5ft bench you will need 2m.

If you need any help with fabric selection or advice on types of suitable fabric then please get in touch with us and we can point you in the right direction, or you can buy your fabric through us.

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

The course will start at 9am finishing at approximately 4-4.30pm. Hot drinks are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own packed lunch with you.

You can attend the workshop and make the bench for yourself or buy the experience day for a creative loved one. If you are buying as a gift please leave their name in the ‘additional information section’ at the check out.

The safety of our clients and staff are always of upmost importance.

Our COVID-19 safety features are detailed below to allow for your wellbeing and creativity to co-exist.

*Each workshop kept to a maximum of six attendees.
*Online pre-booked sessions only
*Masks / Face Visors to be worn protecting both staff and guests
*A large open workspace with social distancing measures in place
*Protective screens between split workspaces
*Hand sanitisers situated throughout all areas
*Each attendee is provided with their own tools
*Shared handheld tools are cleaned between use.
*Track and Trace.

Book On A Bench Upholstery Workshop

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

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