Next Upholstery Workshop Dates

Currently on hold due to Covid 19

Gift vouchers available

About the Course

We are offering an upholstery skills workshops suitable for beginners or those with some experience which lasts one day over 5 hours with a break for lunch.

You will work at your own level for an enjoyable experience, you can be a complete starter or have already completed some projects. The workshops are friendly and informal and will accommodate 2-3 people in a small group to ensure that everyone gets enough instruction.

The workshop content will be on the upholstery techniques needed to strip and recover a drop in seat or chair seat, covering the use of fabrics, suppliers and techniques to achieve the best look.

You will be guided through to complete your project, although it may not be possible to complete your project in one day depending on your project and experience, but we are available for follow up phone consultation should it not be finished.

There is local street parking nearby, but not directly at the venue. So we suggest that if you check that your chair or stool can be something that you can carry. As a rule if you couldn't bring it on public transport, then it's too big!

You need to supply your own fabric and trims. If you need any help with your fabric please contact me before the course as we may be able to supply fabric and trim at a small extra cost from our stock. If you have difficulty finding a suitable chair we may be able to provide one at cost from our stock, advance notice is required for this to ensure supplies on the day.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes all tuition, use of tools, tea, coffee and biscuits. Lunches are not provided but can be booked forMrs lyons Tea Room next door, or bring your own packed lunch. There is also a Subway and Aldi very close by.

We will provide all the tools and extra materials that you need on the day of the workshop.


Duration: 5 hours


Run by: Anne Foster at The Little Vintage House 

Venue: Chic Interiors, 3 High Street, Standish, Lancashire, WN6 0HA

Any question? Feel free to contact us. Please get in touch for details and bookings. Hope to see you soon.


- Had a brilliant day. Anne is a professional who is patient and informative. During the session she instructed at a good pace and demonstrated the next step when necessary. She encouraged me with praise at the right moments! I can't wait to put my newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice! Thank you.

-A really enjoyable day. There were only three of us so lots of help from Anne, who was knowledgeable, attentive and helpful. She was an excellent tutor who clearly has both lots of experience and a passion for sharing that experience. Thank you.

- I attended this course with my two daughters & we had such a lovely day with Anne! Anne is a very experienced upholsterer who shares her knowledge & experience in a warm, friendly & positive way. The course was informative, professional & fun! The added bonus of having an ‘afternoon tea’ lunch included was a very welcome touch. Anne is a very encouraging tutor & it felt like enjoying a day with a lovely new friend whilst learning a new skill. The small group size meant we all got individual tuition, which was invaluable. I would definitely recommend this reasonably priced course to anyone wanting to learn the basic skills of upholstery, or to enhance their existing skills. Fab to go home with a new chair too! Thanks again Anne - we will return!