Learn to Sew: Cushions

What to Bring

  • Fabric to make cushion cover with, that will match your personal aesthetic. Alternatively – you may use material brought in by Mindy.
  • If you would like to bring your own sewing machine, please email us to let us know - makery@work-shop.com.au (Otherwise we will set you up with one of our machines)

What to Wear

  • Casual, Please wear enclosed shoes.

Learn to Sew: Cushions

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Learn hand and machine sewing skills
  • Learn how to correctly pin and cut projects.
  • Turn sharp corners and insert a lapped zip at the back.

What You Get

  • Confidence in using a machine machine
  • All materials will be provided
  • Your very own handmade cushion


Brighten up your bed or sofa with a hand made edged cushion. Mindy will guide you step by step in this class to make your own perfect cushion. Whether you are a complete beginner, or need a brush up on your sewing skills this workshop is for you.

We will cover basic hand and machine stitches and sewing safety, plus how to correctly pin and cut projects.


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, Mindy creates bespoke and Avante Garde styles for their label Millicent Darling – where their work is often featured in Hairdressing campaigns and Magazines.

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