Book On A Deep Buttoned Footstool / Bench Upholstery Workshop

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

You have the choice to make a deep buttoned bench or large footstool on this one-day upholstery workshop.

You will learn

  • About the different tools and materials needed for upholstery. These are all detailed in your course handout to take home at the end of the day.
  • Techniques like stapling elasticated webbing and hessian to the wooden frame, glueing foam to the hessian.
  • How to prepare the foam for deep buttoning including marking out the foam, drilling holes, and applying dacron.
  • How to prepare your fabric including marking out for buttoning, measuring and cutting the fabric
  • the process behind planning where the buttons will go. How to make your own fabric buttons, and how to deep button your furniture. Including pleating and finishing off your piece.
  • To finish and fix the feet to your furniture

Useful information and what’s included

  • You will be provided with all the materials and tools needed to make your furniture.
  • Bench  – You have the option to choose from either industrial hairpin legs or mid-century style wooden legs. Please select your choice when booking.
  • Large Footstool feet – choose from a natural or dark wax. Please select your choice when booking
  • The course will start at 9.15am finishing at 4.30pm.
  • Hot drinks are included throughout the day.
  • You will need to bring your own lunch with you.

Fabric choice;

Fabric is included within the cost of the workshop. Please detail your colour choice when booking. Free samples can be requested directly from the supplier.

Dimensions:

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

Large Footstool  – 66cm wide x 48cm deep x 29cm high

Price 

Large Footstool – £235

Bench – £235

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Book On A Deep Buttoned Footstool / 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

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