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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 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 in for you.

what to expect- One Day / Sunday 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. 

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 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 £110 or  Sunday Workshops costing £70 (including the use of one sewing machine per student, upholstery tools and access to two 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

    6-week upholstery classes starting in September 2018,  £110

    • Monday 3rd September 2018 – 10am-12 noon
    • Monday 3rd September 2018 – 12.30-2.30pm

    6-week upholstery classes starting in October 2018,  £110

    • Monday 15th October 2018 – 10am-12 noon
    • Monday 15th October 2018 – 12.30-2.30pm

    Please note no classes on Monday 22nd half term, so the last class will be 26th November.

    One-Day Sunday Workshop

    Sunday 7th October 10am-4pm, £70.

    Come for the day. Beverages are provided, but please bring a packed lunch.

    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 and upholstery 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.