Mid-century Modern Makeover- Advanced box cushion 2 day workshop


Modern upholstery Post 1950 Chair - Create your own unique set of box or shaped cushions for your vintage chair, sofa, foot stool.Sleek, simple and iconic!


Upon booking you will receive instructions on how to measure and create a template to have your foam cut to size.


This is a 2 day machine Sewing workshop to gain confidence in sewing techniques to produce a shaped Box Cushion, commonly found on 'Ercol' style Chairs.



Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019

Time: 10am - 4:30pm

Venue: Bristol Upholstery Collective Training Centre - 186 Wells Road BS42AL

Course Fee: £325 inc. zip & piping 


Tutor: Tom Evans - Creative Upholsterer and Tutor

This 1 day workshop will teach you the tricks to machine sew a Box cushion, with a zip and piping decoration if desired.

You'll need to bring:


Foam - High firm blue with a Dacron wrap and stockinet (advice upon booking)

Fabric - Estimate via email

A domestic sewing machine with piping & zip foot 

Sharp Scissors and pins or quilting clips


Information prior to course

How to measure up foam

Advice on Fabric type and amounts.


Skills covered on this workshop

Replacing Modern Webbing

Create a template/pattern



Insert an invisible zip

Create a shaped or box cushion

Make and insert studded tape or ties

Use an industrial sewing machine and overlocker

Please email Tom a picture of your intended project and dimensions so he can advise fabric amount necessary, prior to the course start date.


'Ercol' Style - Advanced box cushion workshop - 26th & 27th October 2019