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Bench Seats and Footstools
Friday 16 July

Friday 16 July 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$300.00 – $380.00
Bench Seat Example

No Sew Bench Seat with black steel hairpin legsCreate your own or bench seat in one easy lesson!

Stamp your flair on your home with a practical piece of occasional furniture. You choose the size and height to suit your own needs….a footstool to place in front of your favourite arm chair, a bench seat for the foot of your bed, extra seating for your living space, a signature piece to add impact in an entry hall!Bench Seat Buttons

This piece of furniture is simple to make yet looks a $million!

With a choice of different lengths, different leg styles and optional covered buttons, your piece of furniture will be as individual as you are!

How does it work?

There are 3 easy steps!Cowhide Bench Seat

  1. Select one of our pre made 350mm wide frames that are available in a variety of lengths:
    60 cm
    75 cm*
    90 cm*
    117.5 cm*
    *Reinforced with a steel bar
  2. Swivel brass legsUpholster your frame using foam, wadding, fabric, optional covered buttons and dust cover on the underside.
  3. Attach the legs (different heights and styles).

What’s included?

  • Frame
  • Foam, wadding, covered buttons, dust cover
  • Pine tapered legs (other leg options are available at an extra cost)

Tutor: JulieBench Seat Corner Detail

Skill required: Beginner

Length: 3.5 hours

Cost: $300-$380 plus leg upgrade if applicable

What will you learn:

  • How to cut and staple the cover to the frame
  • How to make and attach the optional covered buttons
  • Retro BenchCreate perfect vertical corners
  • How to attach the dust cover
  • How to attach the legs
  • How to apply beeswax or furniture oil to the timber legs (The timber legs can be left raw so they can be stained a colour of your choice at home)

What do you need to bring:

  • 0.8m of fabric*

Fabric recommendations*:

  • Medium-heavy weight cottons, cotton/linen blends, cotton canvas, upholstery weight fabrics
  • Fabric will be available for purchase on the day.

Please avoid:

  • Quilting weight fabric
  • Really thick upholstery fabrics as they are Bench Seat under constructionbulky and hard to work with
  • Stripes and checks as they are difficult to pattern match
  • Fabrics that are shiny or have a sheen to them as they show up any imperfections more readily than fabrics with a dull finish.

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Friday 16 July 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$300.00 – $380.00
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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