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beginners upholstery classes with Ania

Our beautiful studio in West Yorkshire is well equipped to help you learn upholstery. If you are not located in Yorkshire why not attend the One Day Saturday Workshops and make a weekend of it staying in the beautiful spa town of Ilkley. More local …then attend weekly in our daytime Monday class!

 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 upholstery students so that all the students will feel at ease.

There is scope in this course to progress to more complicated items of furniture as we have pneumatic tools, but we suggest you start with an easier first project to learn the basics.

what to expect- 6 week course?

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 if possible. Larger projects can be left in between classes and arrangements can be made to take delivery of them, as unfortunately we are unable to carry them up the stairs for you.

what to expect- One Day / Saturday Workshop?

As the six-week course but condensed into a day from 10am – 4pm.

You could expect to tackle a couple of drop in seats, a couple of small foot stools, a large foot stool, an ottoman or a headboard. Send us a photo so we can check it is suitable.

Do bring a packed lunch as we will have a short break.

about Ania

Ania has been teaching upholstery to beginners in the region for 4 years. Her ability to share her expertise and nurture students in a calm and relaxed atmosphere ensures her classes are very popular.  Ania has now been teaching at The Sewing Shed for over 12 months!

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

when & how much?

We offer 6-week sewing courses  costing £110 or  Saturday Workshops costing £75 (including the use of one sewing machine per student, upholstery tools and access to three pneumatic staple guns 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

    • all classes postponed

    One-Day Saturday Workshop


    how to book our upholstery classes

    Our classes are popular,  so please do plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

    These can be booked as a single 6 week course or a continuous ongoing course. It is  bookable in 6 week blocks, payable in advance. Existing students will be given priority for places before new students can join, and where places are limited and the course is full, new starters may wish to join the waiting list.

    We have better availability on the Saturday dates – do get in touch so we can add you to our mailing list – so you get to know when we announce new dates.

    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.

    To enquire or book for any of our upholstery classes, please call 07525 029986 or email us. We’ll ask to see a photo of what you want to upholster so that we can ensure it is suitable and manage your expectations.