DIY Ottomans

What to Bring

  • 1.2m sq of your chosen fabric if you want – this is an awesome opportunity to stencil, screen print, paint of spray your own design if you’re up for it.
  • Note that the top/most visible portion of the ottoman is approx. 60cm x 40cm will be visible in the final product, so keep your designs laid out and sized with that in mind.

What to Wear

  • Casual

DIY Ottomans

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Saturday, 15 August 2015, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

What You Will Learn

  • Crimp foam, sculpt stool tops, stretch fabric, fold corners, add buttons and dust cover while using hand tools you’ve probably already got at home.
  • Gain the confidence to tackle a wider variety of furniture projects at home.
  • Take home your very own handmade upholstered ottoman (40x60x31).

What You Get

  • All tools for use during the workshop incl. staples, button twine, decorative tacks etc
  • Dacron
  • Dustcover
  • Reuse fabric options including coffee sacks, Street Banners and salvaged fabrics
  • A selection of fabric covered buttons
  • Foam and Ottoman bases (ply & pine construction)

Description

Step up your game with this DIY Ottoman workshop for beginners and intermediates.

You’ll learn to crimp foam, sculpt stool tops,  stretch fabric,  fold corners, add buttons and dust cover while using hand tools you’ve probably already got at home.

These skills will give you the confidence to tackle a wider variety of furniture projects at home, from other footstools to fully upholstered dining chairs and more.

You’ll take home your very own handmade upholstered ottoman (40x60x31).

NB if choosing to BYO  fabric you may also wish to BYO matching buttons – check out the button shop – king st Newtown – they’ll make buttons from your fabric, or you may find something else exciting there too!

About Maaike Pullar & Furniture Resurrection

Maaike – Furniture Resurrection began in 2009, transforming pre-loved furniture into heirlooms for the future. Resurrection is a culmination of personal style, skills and formal qualifications in design and upholstery.

Maaike has been teaching DIY or ‘Cowboy Upholstery’ for 4 years, working with the community to improve hand skills and tool confidence while repairing broken chairs and foot stools. Furniture Resurrection has featured in Green Magazine, and Wellbeing Magazine’s Natural Home Special Edition. Currently Maaike teaches private classes, and has also taught for council sustainability programs and The Powerhouse’s Craft Punk Series.

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