Upholstery Skills One Day Workshop - Drop-In Seat (short course)

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Why study this course?

This one-day course will give you the opportunity to learn some basic traditional upholstery techniques, while working on a drop-in seat cushion to rejuvenate an old chair or create a soft pad for a new chair. The course is also good as a follow up to the Intermediate Furniture Making short course at the School of Art, Architecture and Design (formerly known as the CASS).

More about this course

You'll learn how to use specialist tools and equipment, about material selection, uses and applications of certain upholstery fabrics, as well as about the correct fixings required when upholstering a chair cushion. 
The skills you'll gain from this workshop are useful, transferable traditional upholstery techniques and/or you'll have completed a drop-in seat to go in your chair of choice. Please contact us for advice on suitable projects. If you don't have a specific project to work on, you can still partake using a model that will allow you to gain all the skills required to upholster a drop-in seat outside of the workshop. 

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

This course is suitable for beginners and is aimed at those with furniture-making experience who would like to extend their knowledge to include basic traditional upholstery techniques. This course would also suit those who have a chair to complete, a seat to refurbish or those who would just like to have a bite-sized introduction to upholstery.

What our students say

"Useful skills and techniques covered, and presented in a clear and confident manner."

Course dates

Course dates Course will be rescheduled to Autumn 2020
Length One day
Day and time Friday, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Maximum class size 9
Contact hours 6


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

The cost of materials is included in the price. However, you may wish to bring your own material if you are completing a specific project. Please contact us for further information on this.?

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

To book on to this short course, click the apply button or visit our eShop.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.