Upholstery courses for beginners to advanced

Manorhouse offers a range of practical, face-to-face upholstery courses. We don't offer online learning because we believe that to fully understand and learn the skills involved in upholstery you have to "roll your sleeves up" and "get stuck in"; and to do so under the supervision of an experienced upholstery tutor.

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a family member or friend?  

Then consider a gift voucher towards the cost of an upholstery course. We can provide gift vouchers for any value or for a specific course.  Visit our online shop for details and to buy https://upholsterycourses.square.site/s/shop

Modern Upholstery course

Join us from April 2022 on our next Modern Upholstery course - a 1 day per week over 12 weeks upholstery course designed around a comprehensive set of skills and items to help you master modern upholstery.  As well as covering core modern skills this course is an ideal route if you are planning to set up your own upholstery business. The course includes 6 upholstery projects plus all the essential knowledge needed to begin operating from your home or small workshop. For full details follow this link. This is an ideal "upholstery for beginners" course but equally suitable for someone with experience who is looking to take the next step. 

Visit our Facebook page to see the album from the July 2021 course in full. 

Footstool course

New dates for booking onto our popular "Make a Footstool in a day" - follow this link for details and how to book.

Dates for 2022 as follows: 

February 12th; March 19th; April 30th.

The course runs on Saturdays and at £145 is a fantastic introduction to upholstery. The day is very hands-on and will lead to a completed footstool with optional shallow buttoning in 6 hours; ready to take home and use. Visit the image gallery to view some of the latest footstools from our courses in June. 

Weekly courses - recreational

The January 2022 12 week block of classes has begun and will end in April There will be a break for half term.  We have a couple of places available so if you are interested in joining for the remainder of this block please call Jan on 07951 741965.

Based in Almondbury just outside Huddersfield our weekly schedule of morning, afternoon and evening upholstery courses and soft furnishing courses allow you to develop your skills in our bright and spacious workshop and in a friendly environment. Students learn modern and traditional upholstery techniques at all levels so there is something for everyone, from upholstery beginners, to those with more experience. 

Our workshop has been adapted for Covid restrictions with 10 individual workstations and toolsets available for individual student use in class. 

We are a privately owned and independent training centre.  We have no connection with any other upholstery training centre and have developed our own courses to offer the essential skills and knowledge needed to practice and enjoy upholstery at all levels - for recreation or as a profession.  For all courses follow the Book Now link below.

Recliner recovered in animal print
Fluted headboard with cushions
The workshop