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.
- Make turned up hems,
- Make fine rolled hems
- Learn the difference between machine and hand sewn hems.
- Sewing skills
- All materials will be provided and we will be using our Ikea sewing machines!
- Your very own handmade cushion
- As this is a 3hour workshop, please bring a drink of water and a snack. We will break for recess to help keep the creative juices flowing!
Casual, Please wear enclosed shoes.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.