Upholstery Course: Make a Footstool

    Learn how to make a footstool from scratch in this upholstery course by The Old School Club in Battersea, London

    Upholstery course

    Three session course

    Beginners welcome

    The Old School Club, Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, SW11

    What you'll learn

    Want to make your own unique piece of furniture? This course in Battersea teaches beginner upholstery techniques, taking basic materials and turning them into an individual piece of your own creation.

    In this class

    You will get to work with all the basic materials such as foam, batting, wadding and fabric and will be taught how to turn them into a finished footstool. This course will also cover painting the wooden base and how to obtain a distressed look if vintage style is up your street. And if that wan't enough you will also get to learn:

    • how to add the final touches to the wooden base used in clear or dark wax
    • how to use a variety of tools
    • how to add pleats and trimmings to the top fabric

    All you need to do is bring some fabric of your choice or The Old School Club sell their own, avg price £15-£20 pm.

    At the end of this course you will have earned the right to put your feet up and on your very own footstool.


    Don't forget to bring your own fabric - everything else will be provided for you!

    There are no dates scheduled.

    Let's change that!

    Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

    Class location

    The Old School Club, Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, Battersea

    99-109 Lavender Hill

    SW11 5QL


    About your host, The Old School Club

    A creative club to learn skills, make unique creations and feel inspired.

    The Old School Club is a welcoming creative hub, based in Battersea, South West London. The founder, Inma Goodhew, is part-time mother of two children, part-time creative visionary. Growing up in an environment where everything was handmade, personalised and familiar, her inventive upbringing lead to a passion for sharing her skills with others. Yet Inma hit a frustrating block, where, on maternity leave, she wanted to take some creative classes but there was nowhere in London aimed at parents with children. so Inma formed a sewing club and hired babysitters to look after the babies whilst the mums were learning and making. This started to grow into something much bigger, much quicker than Inma could imagine; from a network of young mothers to a devoted community, breeding creativity.

    Inma found that making things for herself, her family and her home allowed her to learn, improve and practice everything she know. Having done it all her life, she now uses her broad range of skills and styles to advise her clients on everything, from colours & patterns, to fabrics and furniture styling. Her true expertise lies in teaching beginners and keen crafters how to sew, paint, style furniture, upcycle, master embroidery and nail DIY projects. Her classes are always informative, bespoke, friendly, but most importantly, great fun.

    Inma appreciates that, as a mother of two, mums need their down time and it comes in no better form than getting creative and being social with other mums.   Inma is rightly proud of her bold career u-turn, transforming her profession from a senior IT role, to doing something she was truly passionate about - teaching, making and sharing with other creatives her entrepreneurial journey.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from Clapham Junction Station.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.