modern upholstery

This is a great class to learn the basics of modern upholstery. We provide the footstool kit which you have to assemble together and after we paint the legs and the frame with the colour of your choice, you start making your footstool. If you would like to book a space, we are running this class regularly, you can check the dates here. 

You learn how to layer the different types of foam, how to apply calico & the main fabric and how to make the side pleats. We provide all the materials, including the kit, foams and upholstery tools. You only need to bring your main fabric – we also have a small but beautiful selection of upholstery fabrics for you to buy here.

How to make a footstool using modern upholstery techniques:

0. A quick intro about the upholstery tools we are going to use during the class, what you need to know about the materials and the steps we are going to follow.

1. Choose the colour for the footstool legs and frame. We use Autentico Chalk paint for its great finish and the wide range of colours.

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2. Assemble your kit and cut the different foams (corrugated foam and high density foam) to measure.

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3. Apply the polyester wadding and then the fire retardant calico – this is where you learn all the main techniques (how to use the staple gun, how to check the tension of your fabric & how to make the side pleats)


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4. Cut and apply the main fabric, following the same techniques you have learned when applying the calico.

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6. Finish your footstool with a fabric made trimming, piping or bread.

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Next dates are up on the calendar! You can check this course here and many other classes on The Old School Club’s website. 

see you soon!


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