OnTheSquare Courses

Drop seat Upholstery- ONE DAY COURSE

£85.00 – 10.00 to 5.00 – Saturday 30th November

This course is a step up from our Take A Seat course, where you will work on a stuff over chair and learn basic cuts.

The chairs we will be working on are as pictured, though please note the backs do vary in size.   

We will have the chairs stripped for you and the course will consist of rebuilding the stuff over seat up to top fabric then we will move onto the back. 

We are aware that individuals work at different paces, we would hope in this time frame that you would complete both the seat and back, though the skills taught during this class will enable you to complete the chair at home if need be. 

All you need to do is bring yourself along and provide 1.2 metres of standard width upholstery fabric.



Chair, tools, tea, coffee and snacks.

All the materials required to upholster the chair such as webbing, tarpaulin, bottom cloths etc.

Feel free to bring along a sandwich and please wear sensible footwear!

Please note a minimum of 6 attendees is required to run the course.

To Book or enquire call 02890 434290 or email info@onthesquareemporium.com


Classes are each Monday 10am – 2pm. We run these from our site at 17 Heron road. Taught by the wonderful & experienced Nicola Parkes

Our classes are bijou – up to 8 in a class. Please bring a small portable item of furniture, such as a chair, foot stool or ottoman.

1 introductory session – £40 // Block of 6 classes – £180

To Book, Call 02890 434290

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Nicola is wonderful and so knowledgeable. She should run more classes!

First ever upholstery class and really enjoyed it. I will be back for more. Thanks!

Nicola offers great practical tips and support. Really enjoyable course to complete at your own pace. Loved it!

The (OTSemporium) upholstery courses is a small group; very relaxed & you have the space focus on your project or stop and have a cup of tea. Whether you have dappled in upholstery before or a complete novice like me, Nicola is there to provide you with the skills to complete your project to a high standard, where you are able to step back and think ‘did I really achieve this?!’ No project is too big or too small as Nicola is there to direct you every step of the way.