Upholstery with Ministry of Handmade

Home Furnishings Workshop

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate
Estimated material cost: kits start from $140*

Do you have a room that is looking a little drab and in need of a refresh? Small furniture items and soft furnishings can really add interest and impact in a room and bring it to life!

In this fun-filled workshop you’ll learn all or some of the following: how to create your own professional standard lampshade, upholster a footstool or small bench seat, learn how to recover the seat pad of a dining chair or perhaps you’ll bring your own project. These items can really inject personality and fun to your interiors at a fraction of the cost of a big makeover!

You’ll go home with skills and confidence you need to create more home furnishings.

Materials list
*The material cost for this workshop will vary depending on your choice of project. Ministry of Handmade have project kits to purchase (your own projects must be discussed with the tutors in advance to ensure appropriate to complete during the allocated workshop time). For price and project information please view the materials list here or contact the McGregor team on 07 4631 1111.

Note: this class is not suitable for under 18.


About Ministry of Handmade

Julie and Maurice Hillier are the creators behind Ministry of Handmade.  With a background in design studies, this creative duo run a range of workshops covering basic upholstery, sewing, soft furnishings, lampshade making, crochet and more.

They both have a real passion for handmade processes with a modern twist and love sharing the joy of creating something with your own hands.