Dates for 2022 classes and prices soon to be released


Do You have an item of furniture in need of tlc?

Why not bring it along to our classes and we will teach you how to bring it back to life to be enjoyed and loved once again?


Who is it for?

The upholstery classes are perfect for beginners, leisure, and hobbyists. If you have an interest in upholstery and want to learn the core upholstery skills required to upstyle your furniture and give it a new lease of life then these classes are for you. 

About the classes

A small class of no more than six people guarantees you plenty of expert tuition and support from your tutor Helen.
Bring along your first upholstery project!

For example

  • drop in Seat 
  • Piano stool
  • Occasional dining chair
  • Dressing table stool
  • Footstool


Your furniture should be in good repair (e.g., the seat of the chair needs reupholstering but no major structural repairs to the frame)


You will be guided on how to sympathetically strip away existing upholstery, clean and carry out basic repairs, revive show wood before building up the upholstery using traditional or modern materials in keeping with your project.


Bring along your chosen fabric if you already have it, don’t worry if you don’t, we have a large selection of fabrics in the workshop for sale. If you have any tools feel free to bring them along such as a tape measure or a pair of fabric scissors.


Please bring face covering (mask) and eye protection such as safety glasses and/or a visor. This is needed to protect you from the dusty process during ripping and reupholstery.


 Furniture in need of restoration

What equipment is provided?

A selection of upholstery hand tools are available for you to use such as ripping tools, mallets, tack hammers, and webbing stretchers.


We have electric and pneumatic staple guns. 


You can purchase upholstery supplies for your project in the class such as webbing, foam, fire retardent calico liner, top fabric, tacks, and staples etc. 

Where is it?
Here are a few examples of what you could achieve from the classes.


The classes are held in the Stevenson & Soames workshop, Unit 21, on the second floor of Hartley Business Centre in Sherwood, Nottingham.


Access to a lift is available for those who do not wish to carry their furniture up the stairs to the second floor. Free parking.

Before you book

Before you book, we ask that you send us a photo of your proposed upholstery project. This is so that we can check its suitable for the classes.


Upholstery can be complicated and we just want to make sure that you can complete your upholstery project within the timeframe of the class or course.


If in doubt, contact us for a chat to discuss your requirements.