In this fun workshop to be held these school holidays at Work-Shop Makery, Mindy would like to teach your child aged 10 and up how to sew – and make a cushion!
We will cover basic hand and machine stitches and sewing safety, plus how to correctly pin and cut projects.
Once we have machine sewed the cushion, students will be encourage to embellish the cushion (using our new hand sewing skills!) to sew on buttons, beads, eyes, ribbons, trims, sequins or draw on designs with fabric markers.
Mindy will be very happy to guide and inspire each child’s own ideas, or they can use the templates and sample ideas provided.
ABOUT MINDY MCTAGGART
Mindy McTaggart had her first machine sewing lesson with her great Aunt at the age of about 5 or 6 sewing on a treadle Singersewing machine. Her project was to make aprons for said Aunts fellow nuns of the Order of the Sacred Heart.
She progressed on to an electrical machine and bigger and better projects.
In her final year if Fashion Design Studies, at the Narional Art School, Mindy was selected as the Australian Candidate for the Smirnoff International Fashion Award. Here she showcased a small collection she printed, embellished, cut and sewed together, titled The Altered Image.
Today in Partnership with Emma Cotterill, They have two Labels- CYCLETTE – cycling Couture that Frocks!! (Cyclette clothing is stocked at Work-Shop Makery.) And Also Millicent Darling- creating bespoke and Avante Garde styles especially featured in Hairdressing campaigns and Magazines.