Student aspires to design

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bonnie Mitchell, 10, is already designing and sewing her own creations.

Look out, Dolce and Gabbana, Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen – here comes Bonnie Mitchell.

The 10-year-old Kinston fifth grader has found her niche in the world – sewing – and she aspires to be a fashion designer.

So far, she’s successfully delved into making pillows, patchwork quilts, clothes for her dolls and an outfit for her sister that she designed without a pattern from tearing down a night gown.

“I love it,” Mitchell said. “It’s so much fun.”

Mitchell said during the last school year she made fingerless gloves, which are a popular fashion trend.

“I wore them to school,” she said. “And all of my friends wanted some, so I came home and made a bunch of them.”

Mitchell said she won third place in her division for the first quilt she ever made in this year’s Coffee County 4-H competition, and had the opportunity to compete at regionals at Troy University, recently.

“Next year, I’m going to do the fashion review,” she said. “I can’t wait. I’m going to get some patterns soon, and start making dresses and outfits. I can’t wait.”

When she’s not sewing, she’s an honor roll student and enjoys playing video games.

She’s the daughter of David and Lori Mitchell.