Job Vacancies

Experienced Upholsterer – Battersea, London

This is a great opportunity for an experienced upholsterer who is passionate about producing high quality pieces using traditional and contemporary upholstery methods.

We are a highly respected, busy, luxury furniture company that has been around since 1948.  Along with clients nationwide and abroad, we work closely with many of the top interior designers in London, therefore exceptional quality is required from our upholsterers with attention to detail being extremely important.

We are looking for someone fully trained and with experience who is happy to take responsibility for the pieces they are working on and who likes being part of a small team.

Tasks included in the role are –

  • to fully prepare and upholster furniture in accordance with Lawson Wood’s highest quality standards, experience must include deep buttoning and using fabrics, velvets and leather.
  • checking, pattern matching and cutting fabrics,
  • advise on design features and new methods of working as appropriate
  • assist with estimate costings and fabric quantities when necessary.

The right person for the job would

  • be able to demonstrate their passion
  • be highly motivated
  • possess an uncompromising commitment to superior quality
  • exhibit excellent time management skills
  • be an asset to the team
  • ready to face any challenge that might come along including problem solving.

As a small business, we are looking for someone who would fit well within the team as well as producing beautifully upholstered pieces.

The position is full time (39 hours a week) with a competitive salary dependent on experience, following a one week, paid trial. You would need your own tools. The workshop is in Battersea, close to Clapham Junction.

Please email your CV to Interview and a short practical trial will be required of successful candidates.

Frame Maker, Upholsterer and Sewing Machinist required – Romsey Hampshire

FRAME MAKER – no experience necessary but the successful applicant must be willing to work with industrial saws and lift heavy components.

UPHOLSTERER – experienced/semi-experienced.

SEWING MACHINIST – upholstery experience prefered but we would consider someone with experience of using a sewing machine.

We make new upholstery as well as offer a full, re-upholstery service.

Rates of pay are dependent on experience.

Own transport essential due to our location.

Please contact us for further information –

Sofa Studio, Unit J2, Hunts Farm, Rudd Lane, Upper Timsbury, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0NU

Tel:  01794 367898

Experienced Curtain Maker Required – Nr Milton Keynes

Experienced Curtain Maker Required


Denton Drapes is recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic curtain maker to join a small but busy team of soft furnishers, producing high quality handmade curtains, roman blinds and soft furnishing accessories for our workrooms just outside Milton Keynes.

Applicants should be flexible in their approach, be self-motivated, have excellent attention to detail, be a strong team player and capable of working to targets. In addition, a proven work history and relevant job references is a must.

This is an immediate start and a good opportunity to work with a growing company.

Pay rates dependent on your skills and experience. Both Full and Part Time hours will be considered. All applications should be in writing including CV’s and any images of work completed.

If you are reliable, and you have experience working with the finest fabrics, to an extremely high spec, this could be the position for you.

Full Time Upholster Required – Bath

Full Time Upholster Required

  • Based at a friendly, well established upholstery business in Bath
  • Successful applicant must be experienced in both traditional/antique and modern upholstery
  • Must also be able use own initiative and be able to competently use a sewing machine
  • Very competitive wage


Simon Watson

Walcot Upholstery Ltd

91 Walcot Street



Tel. 01225 460483

Mobile: 07772 573576 (preferred method)


Upholstery student looking for work experience/part time employment – London

My name is Penni and I have been working within the craft sector for just over 10 years.  I have a strong passion to learn new skills and being practical is what I thrive at most.

I’m currently studying at the London Metropolitan university coming up to the completion of the AMUSF Upholstery stage 2 qualification.

I am very keen to enter into the field of upholstery in the near future and would really value some work experience or part time work to gain further training alongside my studying. 

I live in East London and currently work four days a week as a screen printing and production manager for a homeware company and one day a week as a production assistant with a soft furnishing company.  

If you have an upholstery workshop in London and would love some studio help for possibly 1 day a week then please do get in touch with me via my email on 

Part Time Upholstery Tutor, Stirling, Scotland

Based in Stirling, Scotland, we are looking for a professionally trained and qualified upholsterer, with a wide variety of experience within the industry to teach traditional and modern upholstery techniques to our students.Someone who is able to work to a high standard both in a team environment and independently.The position is currently 2 days per week with the possibly of rising to 3 days.

We would be happy to consider an AMUSF Qualified to Diploma Stage 3 graduate who has gained good sound work experience with a practitioner since qualification.

Being an approved training provider for Upholstery courses accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) the three stage curriculum work is assessed throughout the period of study.

For further information please contact Jackie’s email address <>

We are also currently looking to recruit a trainee tutor (Upholstery Technician) to bring on, and again a recently qualified Diploma Stage 3 graduate, who is willing to combine starting work experience along with tutor training, would fit the bill.

Re-Upholsterer Wanted – Chirk

Richmond Upholstery is a family business. Established over 40 years ago. Our client base is top end, and we specialise in Re-upholstery, Curtains and all soft Furnishings, Situated on the wonderful North Wales / Shropshire border in the small town of Chirk.

Due to another exceptional year to satisfy our clients and cope with the high demand for our work we urgently need an upholsterer with experience in antiques and modern furniture.

Ideal Candidate

You will need to be an experienced Upholsterer, with the following skills :

-Cutting and Sewing

-Previous experience of using leather

-Deep buttoning

-Work on own initiative

-Have a keen eye for detail

-Have pride in your work

Loose cover experience would be a great advantage

This is a permanent position.     Excellent salary.     3 month trial period.      Work Place Pension.

Please contact :

Experienced Upholsterers Required – Oxford

Oxford Upholstery is on the move to new premises and to cope with the increased demand for our work we are seeking to recruit two experienced upholsterers on a full time basis (part time will be considered).

We are a small team working to a high standard in both Upholstery and Soft Furnishings servicing both residential and commercial customers.

Do you have?

  • Proven experience in traditional and modern upholstery
  • Confidence in fabric cutting and pattern matching
  • Ability to produce soft furnishings to the highest standard (by machine and hand)
  • Passion and flair for producing stunning results
  • Accuracy and an exceptional eye for detail
  • Experience in onsite measuring and fitting
  • A motivated and dedicated outlook to provide a wonderful customer experience
  • A willingness to learn new skills and a flexible attitude
  • A driving licence 

If so, we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • An opportunity to grow with our expanding business here in Oxford
  • An opportunity to learn and develop your skills

 Job type: Full time/part time, permanent

Salary: Upon application

 For further information or to apply, please email: