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 your Chesterfield sofa 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, straight into your home

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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Looking for something different?

Looking for a different colour or material? Our suppliers stock hundreds of options, so please feel free to contact us with your ideas.
We'd be happy to help you find the perfect colour or finish should you have something different in mind.

Contact us on info@swjames.com or via the contact us page with your request.

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

Plush Velvets

A range of striking soft plush velvets to add a whole new level of opulence to your S.W. James sofa or chesterfield. British sourced, our velvets offer a striking alternative to our leathers and wools.

Midnight Blue
Ruby Red

Rated 4.8/5 On TrustPilot

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

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

18 September 2018

Great service from order to delivery

It is rare in this day and age to receive a quality of product as this ( 3 seater no. 10) with brilliant communication and a delivery team who overcame a tricky obstacle to get this into my home. Absolutely superb from start to finish.

Sunil Patel

03 December 2018

A uniformly excellent experience from…

A uniformly excellent experience from first website view to post-delivery email. Superb.

James Woking

04 December 2018

Simply wonderful service and products. The highest of recommendations.

The company has consistently delivered high quality customer support through frequent communication informing me of the delivery and care of the products. They have also maintained a human feel through treating me as a Person and not another number. The quality of the furniture is wonderfully high and every visitor has commented on their finish and comfort. I would highly recommend this company and I hope to be ordering more from them in the future.


05 December 2018

These guys go above and beyond and I…

These guys go above and beyond and I would certainly shop here again without hesitation.

Musson Family

08 December 2018

My experience of SW James was wonderful…

My experience of SW James was wonderful from beginning to end. Their customer service, obvious love of their products and dedication to their business was very apparent and made choosing and purchasing my sofas and the bespoke window seat cushion they designed and produced for me a joy. We are delighted with the Chesterfields and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SW James to anyone.


25 January 2019

I can't recommend S W James highly enough

I can't recommend S W James highly enough. We've been absolutely delighted with the service from start to finish - professional, transparent and attentive. Warren was so helpful, and either on the end of the phone to answer questions, or would call back very quickly if we couldn't get hold of him straightaway. He made us feel like we were his only customer - not easy when you're as successful and busy as S W James are! Everything that has happened has done so exactly how and when they said it would, including making one of the sofas slightly smaller to fit the space. The customer service has been outstanding. The delivery team also exceeded expectations, and were polite, informed and handled our gorgeous new chesterfield sofas with care. The sofas themselves, and a matching footstool are unbelievably beautiful and comfortable. I can't stop looking at them!! And sitting on them!!! I looked at a lot of Chesterfields before buying, and these are by far the best I've seen. Thank you to Warren and all of the team.

Nick and Mel Jones

2 August 2019

SWJames superb company

SWJames are a company that are hard to find today in the UK, their chesterfield sofas are a thing of beauty, the quality of their craftsmanship, the leather, the overall appearance of the sofa and the comfort is absolutely outstanding. To cap it off they are manufactured in the UK. Warren kept us up to date with the progress of its manufacture. We have seen chesterfields from various large retailers and this chesterfield blows the socks off them all. Thanks to Warren and the team at SWJames for brilliant chesterfield sofa .


30 November 2019

Sofa king quality!

We had been looking for a sofa for some time, a major piece for our new home. But nothing we had looked at, in budget or even exceeding the budget, lept out, inspired or filled us with much confidence.

In all honesty, it always felt a little bit of a risk for us, buying a sofa on line. The fact that we couldn't physically sit on one was initially a concern. But after finding the S W James website and reading about their work ethic, the materials used and general high standards involved, the hunch to go to them struck a cord with us instantly.

We've always been so cautious when it comes to our hard earned cash, but after further procrastination and reading previous glowing reviews, in the end, we bit the bullet. It felt right to proceed with ordering a Number 15, two seater in vintage brown. Essentially having faith in our hunch. And thank goodness we did! The finished piece is so much better in every way than anything else we looked at! We couldn't be happier! It looks better than we imagined and fits our small livingroom perfectly.

As well as the shear asthetics, it is so comfortable to sit on! The colour and texture of the leather is second to none! It has a very contemporary, modern, firm but vintage elegance. A true testament to the guys and the level of knowledge and craftsmanship at S W James.

Well worth following ones instincts! And, on a side note, I'm definitely more of an 'old school' kind of guy, so being able to call, talk, have a conversation and discuss options directly, was, for me, absolutely the right way to go about configuring our sofa. For the money and quality, you'll be getting an absolute top draw, British made product!


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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.