Tuesday Afternoons starts 23rd April 2024


Tuesday afternoon upholstery sessions – everyone welcome.   Bring your own project – and receive loads of 1 to 1 instruction in a small group.  New comers start with a small project but please see the full course description below!

Course duration  10 weeks

Time is 1:30pm til 4pm  (2.5 hour session)

Fee £465 + materials + storage (see note above if applicable)

Please email saramac@upholsterybureau.com with a photo of your project prior to the course to confirm.

First session:  Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Last session:  Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Half term:  w/c 27th-31st May 2024

See full course details below.

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This is a leisure class on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30pm -4pm and you bring your own project to work on.   The tutor will give you lots of 1 to 1 instruction as the classes are small and comprised of beginners and experienced alike.   You do not have to have any previous experience but as a beginner or newcomer, you start with something like a dining chair, a footstool, some drop in seats, a pin cushion seat or a small nursing chair.   Everyone must send me a photo of their project prior to the course.  If you need any guidance, please do get in touch via email to saramac@upholsterybureau.com

**Please note, that as of this term, there is an additional storage fee to cover the cost of storage.  Armchairs (including some nursing chairs) will be charged £65 per term and extra large chairs (depth and width are over 73cm) £120 per term.  This fee is paid at your first session, by card.**  If you are unsure if you will be charged a storage fee, please do ask the tutor.

The classes can include:

  • Complete or partial ripping out and reupholstery
  • Or only removing the top fabric and recovering
  • Traditional & modern upholstery techniques, tools and materials and how we handle them; practising cuts around posts and rails; buttoning work
  • Simple wood cleaning and reviving techniques and small project repairs
  • Choosing upholstery fabrics and trimmings, making piping and double piping
  • Each term we try to look at a related topic such as a chair or a fabric designer, developments in sustainability and other aspects of the upholstery trade
  • Email me a photo of your project prior to the course at saramac@upholsterybureau.com and check out the FAQs page for guidance and advice.   Feel free to email me if you think you need advice on a project.

There is the option on Tuesday to enrol for the 3 hour morning session which runs from 10am – 1pm – if you wish to attend all day Tuesday, this option is available too.

Fee   £465 per person + materials + storage (see note above if this applies)


Choosing a project