Amongst the famed restaurants and boutiques of Smith Street, Fitzroy, sits a cafe that on first inspection looks like any other. The Cutting Room is inconspicuous enough, with its black and white chequered tiles, the occasional magazine or newspaper littered here and there and smiling faces from behind the counter.
Listen closely enough however, and through the eclectic mix of music, the quick little beat of sewing machines can be heard. Step through the large doorway to the left of the cafe, and find a place of extraordinary creativity and opportunity.
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