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Upcycling Class: Reupholster Your Furniture

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About this class

This workshop will teach you all the beginner upholstery techniques that can be applied to a chair or footstool of your choice in Battersea, London.

In this class

No need to have any prior upholstery experience and after this fabulous class in Battersea you will leave with a unique, finished piece of furniture.

The details:

This workshop is aimed at beginners keen to try their hand at revamping some tired furniture using all sorts of fun upholstery techniques. In this class, you will learn:

  • how to take the drop-in seat apart and unpick staples or tacks
  • how to apply a new layer of calico and fabric to obtain best results
  • how to make pleats and add trimmings

You will need to bring a chair with a drop-in seat or a footstool. We provide all the tools, materials and equipment needed to complete the class, the only thing you need to bring is some fabric for your upholstery. We recommend you bring something that’s matches your décor you you could be left with something that sticks out like a sore thumb.

This class is a great way to kick start an interest in upholstery and will leave you able to carry on with projects at home. Bring along a mate to start your new hobby with or come along prepared to you meet other upholstery newbies in your area.

By the way:

  • don’t forget to bring your own chair or footstool
  • don’t worry if you can’t find any fabrics at home, you can also buy some in-class (from £15)
  • classes fill up fast to book now to make sure you get yours

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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.

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  • Just a stones throw away from Clapham Junction Station.


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