Welcome to S.W. James Chesterfield Makers

when it comes to buying a new S.W. James Chesterfield, we wanted the process to be as relaxing as sitting in one

We established a set of values to help put your mind at ease when ordering your handmade S.W. James Chesterfield via our website.


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Try it in your home

1 – Try it in your home

Sitting on sofas in busy showrooms, being pushed by a sales team is certainly not our idea of a nice experience.

As every S.W. James is handmade from scratch for you, we create a tailored experience, so there is no need to do it the old-fashioned way. We can work side by side to create your perfect Chesterfield or vintage leather sofa and have it delivered for free straight into your home.

When your new S.W. James arrives it will be something you can truly call your own. Additionally, we give you 28 days to live with your new Chesterfield and if for some reason you don’t love it, you can return it to us.

British through and through

2 – Simple to buy

With just a handful of clicks, you can be on your way to owning your own handmade Chesterfield. You can configure and buy your Chesterfields directly on the website.

Warren and the team are on hand at all times to answer any questions you may have before you purchase. We know our customers love this. You can see this for yourself by reading a few of the reviews further down this page.

handmade Chesterfield hand built in England

3 – Free Delivery

A 2 man white glove team will make sure your new S.W. James Chesterfield is nestled perfectly in your home for you. Simple as that.

We can offer speedy 16 day express delivery on a selection of our Chesterfields and vintage sofas, just contact the team to find out more.

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Feel the Quality

order free swatches

If you are considering an S.W. James, we feel picking a selection of swatches is the best place to get started. You can experience first hand the quality of our upholstery. If you have any questions, call me on 0161 359 5462 or click here to email me.

Your Swatches

You may order upto 5 swatch samples from our collection for free - simply add these to your collection by clicking the "Add" button below each swatch.
Your samples should be with you within 3 working days.

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Vintage Leathers

Our vintage leather is a rustic, natural, full grain leather with a subtly distressed surface. This finish gives a rugged touch to any Chesterfield covered. Bringing out the natural beauty of the thoughtfully selected hides.

Dark Brown

Heritage Leathers

This, beautiful leather is our very finest leather. It is distinctive due to the fact the carefully selected hides are in their most natural state. These natural features add individuality and personality to the finished chesterfield.

Red Wood
Midnight Blue

Antique Leathers

The S.W. James antique leather is a fine, but incredibly resilient leather. It can be found on all our traditional antique look chesterfields in four bold and moody shades that lend a real character to the piece they adorn.

Herringbone Wools

A more modern and contemporary twist on the classic chesterfield look - our British sourced wools are of the finest quality and provide the perfect blend of comfort, longevity and style that help bring a new angle to our sofas and chairs.

Dark Grey

Coming soon...

We currently dont have any products upholstered in velvet - but they're on their way! If you cant wait and would like to order your sofa in velvet please get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

Rated 4.8/5 On TrustPilot

03 August 2018

Excellent job SW James

Working with Warren has been a true pleasure. He has an old-fashioned mentality to customer service, and has helped throughout the entire process. We talked regularly on the phone and email. Its been a great experience. He helped me choose the correct sofa and even made a custom size to fit in a smaller space.

Thank you very much for everything. The quality of my new SW James is incredible. I would highly recommend this company.

Dom Fee

03 August 2018

Absolutely delighted with our new sofa

Absolutely delighted with our new sofa, sofabed and chairs! Superb quality in design, manufacture and materials, looks stunning, and soooo comfortable. Could not recommend more highly. British craftsmanship at its best! Thank you for the excellent service and advice.

Helen Oliver

04 August 2018

Such a nice team!

Ordered our new suite with SWJames and these guys were great the whole way through. They helped us choose a beautiful red wool that goes perfectly with our living room. Their Chesterfields look amazing in red and the wool was a perfect alternative to leather. Started off with a combination in mind but eventually ended up with a sofa, sofa bed and chair that fit the space so well. You can't even tell its a sofa bed!! Chose casters for the feet which is great for hoovering. Love that they add their little union flag on each piece, beautifully handmade pieces by British Craftsmen. So glad I talked with these guys and got their advice, couldn't be happier.

Lucy Black

09 August 2018

Thank you Warren and your excellent team of craftsmen

When our sofa maker went bust we searched the internet and found SW James and asked whether they could help us with a Chesterfield sofa bed. The service we received was fantastic...they produced exactly the same sofa for us and even hand delivered it through an upstairs window and it is perfect! We would recommend this company to absolutely everybody we know. Thank you Warren and your excellent team of craftsmen.

Piers Smart

15 August 2018

Even better than expected

Warren called me as soon as I'd made my order on the site. He was really helpful and informative. I was impressed by his friendly and informed approach, he explained how the order was going to be made for me by hand and how the sofa will be delivered. The delivery team were excellent on the day of delivery and had my sofa in place really quickly. I simply love our new no2 sofa. This is my first Sw James and I'm so happy with it. I recommend this company. I will return again soon.


17 August 2018

SW James are fantastic I cannot fault the service

SW James are fantastic I cannot fault the service I received from them. Warren is a Gent and goes that extra mile.

We had oiginally ordered from another company that subsequently went bust. Warren did everything he could to help us from our initial contact and custom made a piece to our specification. He kept in touch every step of the way.

I would never consider another company when buying a chesterfield. Beautiful, handcrafted furniture with faultless service. Thanks for everything

Jamie Overson

21 August 2018

I ordered a chesterfield sofa from s w…

I ordered a chesterfield sofa from s w James they were so helpful and couldn't do enough to help.When it arrived I was so please with the workmanship that went into making the sofa. I'm so happy with s w James that I have now decided to purchase a matching chesterfield armchair I would with out doubt recommend this company. Mrs Rawlings

Mrs Paulette Rawlings

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The S.W. James Range

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We have spent countless hours selecting our vintage leathers, fabrics, sumptuous cushioning and comfort focused design. All our items are designed and built by a small team in Greater Manchester, England.

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The S.W. James Team

we’re here to help

We know ordering your own handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision and we know you will have questions before you decide to choose an S.W. James of your own. We are here to help, and we work closely with you throughout every step of the production process to ensure you are 100% happy with your new S.W. James when it arrives in your home.

We’re a passionate team and we love to talk about our Chesterfields and vintage sofas. As a result, if you have questions before you order, or at any point during production, just ask. You will always talk directly with Warren and the other business founders.

Call the team today for a friendly chat on

+44 (0)161 359 5462

Or email Warren and the team by clicking here : warren@swjames.com.

Our office hours are Mon- Fri 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 6pm, Sundays 10am to 4pm. Feel free to call any time. If the office is closed just leave a short message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively email us any time you like.