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beginners upholstery classes with Ania

Wanting to reupholster a chair or footstool and learn a new hobby or skill then this class would be suitable for you. Your first project should be in good repair, ie the chair should not need sticking back together, the seat should just need upholstering. You’ll work alongside no more than 5 other novice sewing students who have been grouped in a Beginners class so that all the students will feel at ease.

what to expect?

The six-week course takes you through the basics of modern upholstery. You will work on your own project with tools available in the class.

Upholstery supplies can also be purchased in the class,  so all you need is the final top fabric. The cost of this varies dependant upon the size of your project a guide would be between £5 & £30. You will be guided through each stage of the process from initially stripping down the chair, through the application of webbing and foam, and finally applying your fabric of choice.

The classes are held on the first floor, so you will need to be able to carry your furniture up one flight of stairs. Projects need to be taken home in between classes.


about Ania 

Ania has been teaching upholstery to beginners in the region for 3 years. Her ability to share her expertise and nurture students in a calm and relaxed atmosphere ensures her classes are very popular. We are delighted that Ania is holding classes at The Sewing Shed.

As well as teaching  Ania produces commission pieces in her local workshop for top interior designers and private clients.


when & how much?

We offer 6-week sewing courses costing £90 (including the use of one sewing machines and upholstery tools in class). Courses run at the following times; once you’ve chosen a day and time, you’ll attend all 6 weeks on the same day and at the same time (eg always Monday Morning or Monday afternoon). 

    course schedule

    6-week sewing classes starting in January 2018

    • Monday 29th January 2018 – 10am-12 noon
    • Monday 29th January 2018 – 12.30-2.30pm

    Please note no classes w/c 12th February as its half term holidays.

    6-week sewing classes starting in March 2018

    • Monday 19th March 2018 – 10am-12 noon
    • Monday 19th March 2018 – 12.30-2.30pm

    how to book our upholstery classes

    Our classes are always fully booked,  so please do plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Student retention is really high and we are currently running a reserve list for ALL sewing classes. The good news is that we are planning an expanded calendar of classes and workshops for 2018, so do get in touch if you would like to be added to the reserve list. Latest news and last minute availability is also posted on our Facebook page so do LIKE the page so you are kept up to date and we send out regular newsletters by email.

    Please read our booking terms & conditions carefully before booking (they’re only short!). Do also check your advance diary, because any money you’ve paid us can’t be refunded if you discover you’re double-booked. 

    You can choose what to make; just book the dates that suit you and we can discuss what you’d like to learn to sew.

    To enquire or book for any of our sewing classes, please call 07525 029986 or email us.

    “I'm now completely addicted to sewing. I sell at craft fairs, and I’ve had so many compliments. I owe it all to Leonie!”