Hi I'm Antonia, the founder of Mollies Make & Create!

I've been teaching upholstery for 5 years, and one thing I believe in is -- "its easy when you know how!" 

Let me teach you the fast track method of learning upholstery.  Join one of my upholstery classes and discover how easy upholstery can be once you learn the basic, essential skills. My tutors and I will become your champion fans, as we inspire and assist you to recover, repair and up-cycle your vintage furniture. Starting with the all important beginners upholstery workshop! 

My beginners class is taught at various locations around NZ, and I also offer a variety of classes at the Mollies Make & Create HQ in Papakura, Auckland. 


Three reasons to join a class

Reason #1: They're FAST

You'll learn a crazy amount of skills in my compact workshops. 

Reason #2: They're FULL ON

My classes are action-packed, with no boring bits. 

Reason #3:They're FUN

My tutors and I believe laughter helps you to learn faster!

















"have done every one of their classes... I was  hooked after the first footstool. Practical, fun and artistic, They foster a family classroom environment and is suitable for anyone to come along and have a go. Angela R, Howick

Read about our 8-week evening classes


See some upholstery in action



We have classes for every level 

Start with one workshop and work your way up.

I have designed the Beginners Upholstery workshop as your starting platform. Then progress to our Intermediate class, make a headboard, discover the craft of diamond tufting, or join one of my armchair classes here in Auckland.





"Beginners Workshop was so helpful, simple and inspiring. It was worth every penny, the steps taught where achievable for any level of skill and easy to understand. Don't miss out if you have the chance to do any of these classes." Carly O, Tauranga

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will recommend them to anyone who likes a bit of DIY. " Anne-Marie C, NZ



Fabric Galore 

Visit a Warwick showroom and I'll order your fabric for you.  

Showrooms are in Auckland, Wellington. Christchurch.

Warwick Showrooms




"Attended a beginners upholstery course last weekend and it was fantastic. Great tutor and it was a fun workshop. The best thing was walking away with a professional looking footstool that I had made myself. Thank You. Highly recommend." Pauline R, Timaru


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"I completed the Beginners Upholstery Class in the weekend, and absolutely loved it. The teaching style and the class was interactive and informative. I walked away with a funky footstool and some new skills. I'm looking forward to attending more classes, with my long term goal to re-upholster my furniture at home. Highly recommend this course for anyone looking for a creative outlet or to meet likeminded people." Faamoana L, Auckland