Since picking up a needle and thread at the age of three, Nicole Mallalieu has been a passionate designer and maker of all things "textile". She graduated (in 1989) from the Royal Melbourne Institute ...
Since picking up a needle and thread at the age of three, Nicole Mallalieu has been a passionate designer and maker of all things "textile". She graduated (in 1989) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, with a degree in Fashion, and has worked in Australia, England and Ireland, making clothing, hats, bags and furnishings.
She has specialised in one-off, hand-finished bags and hats for exhibitions, commissions and boutiques and worked as a designer, patternmaker and product developer for the commercial market.
Since returning to Australia in 2002, Nicole has designed and manufactured bag patterns in conjunction with teaching courses and workshops in patternmaking, sewing and bag making.
She writes the occasional magazine article (Stitches, Get Creative, Homespun etc), vast amounts of student notes and her book "You SEW girl!" is currently available in all good book and craft shops.
She doesn't sleep much and drinks about one in every five cups of tea that she makes.
This apron is designed for stall-holders at craft markets and fetes, to carry money and other necessities. It's a tried and tested design, which is functional, secure and easy to make.
The two-tone apron can be made in any light cotton fabric, as decoratively or discreet as you like.
The design includes two hidden zipper pockets to hold small and large-value notes separately, three compartment pockets across the front and an optional "easy access" side pocket to hold non-valuable necessities (sweets and snacks, pens etc). The straps can be made extra-long to tie at the front (beneath the apron) for added security.
Nineteen page instruction book with colour photos.