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Marimekko Mayhem

Simple Tote Bag made from kit of Marimekko fabric

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Marimekko Design Icon 1951 - 2018 is currently on at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Have you been to see the exhibition and wished you could have a little bit of your own Marimekko? Now you can and say that you made it yourself.

You choose the kit and I'll help you make it. Choices include a tote bag, clip purse, cushion cover, zippered pouch or placemat. Photos show the style of the project and fabric and may not be the actual item or fabric you make. Classes will run for 1.5 hours each but you can choose to come to one, two or three over the course of the day.

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What you will learn
  • simple quilting
  • inserting zippers into pouches
  • adding handles to a boxed corner bag
What you will get
  • a fun adventure into making simple items with amazing fabric
  • their very own handmade Marimekko item

What to bring
  • sewing machine and sewing kit
  • thread, spare needles, pins, scissors
What to wear

comfy clothing

Appropriate for

Intermediate level sewers

Kits for purchase

House of Cloth will have the kits for sale. You can go into the shop at 11 Retreat Road, Flora Hill from Saturday 12 May to choose your kit.


Meraki Cottage

Vendor since 2017

Meraki Cottage provides classes for children and adults in many areas of handcraft, in particular, sewing. The name Meraki was chosen because it is a Greek word meaning to do something with love, passion or soul. 

Meraki Cottage is owned and run by me, Kathryn. I am a registered teacher who loves learning and craft, so putting these two together and delivering them with passion, will mean that a little bit of my soul is in every class I teach.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Meraki Cottage requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Meraki Cottage to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Meraki Cottage or organised by Meraki Cottage must agree to these terms and conditions.


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 Meraki Cottage.


I agree to give Meraki Cottage unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Meraki Cottage classes and events or on Meraki Cottage's premises. (For use of Meraki Cottage marketing materials).


Meraki Cottage requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


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.

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