Bed Head – Piped and Buttoned
Sat 29 July

Bed Head – Piped and Buttoned
Sat 29 July

Workshop Details

Date and Time: Saturday 29 July 2017 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There are 2 spaces left.


Bedhead Workshop at Ministry of Handmade - discover the final details

Piped and Buttoned Bed Head

Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday 29 July 2017

Ministry of Handmade - Northside Brisbane
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs
Brisbane, QLD
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Bedhead - padded and buttonedHave you always loved the luxe look that an upholstered bed head adds to a room or dreamt of floating off to sleep every night feeling like you are staying in a hotel?

You can create your own upholstered bed head with Ministry of Handmade.

We will guide you step by step teaching basic upholstery skills along the way including making piping and attaching covered buttons.

Experience required:
This is not a beginners workshop. It is designed for those who have done some basic sewing skills.

Bedhead - padded and buttonedTutors:
Julie and Maurice Hillier

Course length:
4 hours

We will provide a bed head base that is prepared with wadding. Also included are:

  • The use of all tools including staple guns and upholstery tools
  • Sewing machines
  • Upholstery consumables
  • Two horizontal rows of buttons at approximately 160mm spacing (if you want another row or buttons closer together then the extra buttons will be charged separately at $3 each on the day of the workshop). Bedhead - padded and buttoned
  • Your choice of two timber legs or a wall bracket.

Please bring:
Fabric of your choice. Please phone Julie on 0414 467 405 prior to purchasing your fabric, to discuss quantities, button choices, etc.

In this workshop learn how to:

  • Make covered piping
  • Tension and attach fabric using a staple gun
  • Use of back tacking strips
  • Attaching covered buttons
  • Attaching a back dust cover
  • Use upholstery tools

Cost: See drop down menu on registration form.

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Our workshop cancellation policy?

If you register for a workshop and later you need to cancel your attendance then different refunds occur depending on how much notice we are given and on the facilitator for the workshop. The following refunds apply:

Workshops where the facilitator is Julie Hillier or Maurice Hillier - 

Other workshops -   

Should Ministry of Handmade cancel a workshop - 

If, for any reason, Ministry of Handmade has to cancel a workshop we will offer you a choice of:


Events are defined as the programs and workshops that are not single workshops held at our studio in Bridgeman Downs. For example: Makers Escape is an event. Our refund policy and cancellation policy will vary from event to event and will be explained on the page containing the registration form for the particular event.

Please note - if you have to cancel - communication is the key - please let us know as soon as possible of your circumstances and your intentions.