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#stofa Course


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Times: 9.00-4.00
Duration: 2 days
Includes: Everything except fabric, a guide will be sent in the booking confirmation

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Times: 9.00-4.00
Duration: 2 days
Includes: Everything except fabric, a guide will be sent in the booking confirmation

Want to create something different? Not quite a sofa, better than a stool; this unique frame was designed by our Creative Director; Anthony Devine for BBC’s Money for Nothing and quickly nicknamed the #stofa! It became so popular with our regular students, that we introduced it as a one-day course and it has fast become one of our firm favourites due to the creative nature of the design and the variety of different ways it can be approached!

You will start the course by customising your legs to match your fabric choice, from a range of paints and waxes provided by us. You will then be taken through a thorough health & safety induction, during which you will be introduced to the pneumatic staple gun and shown how to safely operate it. After you are up to speed it is on with the upholstery. You will require no previous experience as our tutors will guide you, step by step, through the exact process Anthony used to make the TV ‘Stofa’!

You will learn a lot of techniques, from webbing, applying hessian, working with foam, cutting and applying fabric and, depending on how you choose to upholster it, some basic sewing! It is a very creative course as it can be upholstered in lots of different ways and using different methods and skills. Please have a look at the pictures to see how other students have approached the design for some inspiration. Full guidance on fabric will be sent in the booking confirmation.

The #stofa measures approx.:

  • 1 metre 17cm in length
  • 50cm wide
  • 37cm in height


This course is available to book on any two weekdays and runs from 9.00-4.00. Please select the week you would like from the dropdown box and specify your chosen dates in the notes. If your chosen dates do not appear in the dropdown box, it does not necessarily mean that we do not have that date available, it is always worth giving us a shout.

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16th and 17th Jan, 13th & 14th Feb, 12th & 13th March, 9th & 10th April


  1. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely excellent course. Knew nothing of upholstery and can be a bit dim with materials but had a great time. The stofa itself is very comfortable and is used all the time. Well pleased. Plus there’s good instruction, nice people & loads of tea and biscuits!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Loved everything about the course; lovely friendly people and great instruction, music while you worked and a fabulous result. I have a new friend now, a pneumatic staple gun!! Thank you to everyone I met for making the experience such a great couple of days. Highly recommend!

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