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Returning Love2Learn Leisure Course students can contact our Student Advice Centre for a 5% discount on all leisure courses.


Learn the basic techniques and methods of upholstery through practical sessions in our fully equipped workshop. This course will show you the techniques required to complete your chosen project. You will be supported by an industry professional to develop a range of skills working on your own item of small scale furniture such as dining chairs, nursing chairs and footstools (If it won’t fit on the car seat next to you, it’s too big). As part of the process, you will be shown basic techniques of frame repair and restoration.

Time 18:15 - 20:45
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £209
Spaces 6
Course Code L93UPH1-BEL1E1920

What topics are covered?

Traditional techniques will include: webbing, respringing, working with tradtional fibres including coir, hessian, cotton felt; using curved needles and traditional stitchwork. Modern/contemporary furniture: how to work with foam to create shapes; finishing in top fabrics.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

How will I learn?

Tutor demonstrations, hands on practice and individual guidance from tutor.

Are there any additional costs?

Your fabric of choice to cover furniture. All tools and basic materials are provided.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your own item of small scale furniture such as dining chairs, nursing chairs and footstools (If it won’t fit on the car seat next to you, it’s too big).

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

12 reviews for Upholstery

  1. susanwhitehead481@hotmail.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Tom is a brilliant tutor, great course.

  2. anitarowden@hotmail.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5


  3. joanna_orr@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very enjoyable course. Excellent & knowledgeable course tutor. So great to make something useful & professional looking!

  4. laurahleach@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Great, hands-on introductory to upholstery with lots of techniques & expertise shared by Tom.

  5. jowinney@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Would recommend for anyone interested in learning how to upholster!

  6. amwhite64@yahoo.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Fab course – so pleased with results – turning ‘old unloved chairs’ into usable pieces of furniture again. Great tuition and will be signing up for another course!

  7. a_gesell@gmx.de

    5 out of 5

    Absolutely fabulous. So enjoyable & fun. An amazing tutor, who is very encouraging and supportive.

  8. enquiries@devonshire-house.uk.com

    5 out of 5

    Loving this course which is totally project led, so you can go at your own pace on a modern piece or an antique. Simon our tutor is positive at all times and really enthusiastic about our progress. Could not praise highly enough.

  9. theresakumar@talktalk.net

    5 out of 5

    Great course.

  10. scmeadows@btopenworld.com

    5 out of 5

    Excellent course extremely well run and informative. I would like to enrol on the same course again however as the college no longer offering a discount for on line booking, I will have to reconsider, as this course is cheaper elsewhere.

  11. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

    Excellent tutor – adept at teaching the skills required to a group of students working on varying projects, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Thank you!

  12. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

    Brilliant course (have tried to give it 5 stars but not sure if it worked!) with an excellent teacher. It is very satisfying to be able to produce something at the end of a course and to be guided through the process so proficiently in a fun and relaxed way. My only concern is that at the beginning table space was rather cramped. As one or two people have not come some weeks it has become easier but if everyone has a piece of furniture and everyone comes (as they did to begin with), it is better to have one table per person so perhaps would be wise to keep numbers down to 6 or 7 rather than 8/9 as was the case with us.

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