CLASSES

 

Bella Fabrics' program of classes are taken by dedicated and talented teachers, both local and interstate, each

bringing their individual talent and creativity to the classes they take.

 

Classes cover quilting, dressmaking, appliqué, embroidery,

EPP, crochet, to name a few.

All classes include light refreshments. Bring your own lunch or we can place an order for you from a local café.

What's in in May

SUNDAY 2nd: Quilting with Christine Vlasic. 10am - 3 pm.

SATURDAY 8th: Crochet Scrappy Basket Class. 10 am - 1 pm.

TUESDAY 11th: Louise Papas - Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting.  Morning: 10am - 12.30pm. Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm. Full Day 10 am – 3 pm.

THURSDAY 13th to SUNDAY 16th: Craft Alive Show - Canberra.

SUNDAY 16th: Judy Newman - Hand piecing, hand appliqué and quilting.

SATURDAY 22nd: Evie Bias Skirt making class.

SUNDAY 23rd: Susan Smith – Hand piecing and needle turn appliqué.

FRIDAY 28th: Louise Papas – Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting. Morning: 10am - 12.30pm. Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm. Full Day 10am - 3pm.

SATURDAY 29th: Embroidery with Glenda Cust

SUNDAY 30th: Fabulous Flatlock with Kate Marra.The first extension class to Love your Overlocker Course covers flatlocking and ladder stitch in depth.

See below for  more details regarding specific classes

 

Crochet Edge

Join Carolyn for this fun 3 hour class. You will learn techniques to complete the cotton crochet edge on a face washer. You can then use these new techniques to crochet the edges of completed quilts.

 

Class cost is $80 (and includes kit).  

 

Next classes are scheduled for Friday 30th April and Saturday 5th June.

Call us  on 9078 9500 or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au for further information.

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Crochet Scrappy Basket

Join Carolyn to learn how to crochet this fun scrappy basket. Use it for your sewing offcuts or pop a pot plant in it.

Class cost is $80 (and includes crochet hook and fabric).  

Next class is scheduled for Saturday 8th May.

 

Call us  on 9078 9500 or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au for further information.

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Toft class

 

Join Carolyn for Bella Fabrics' Toft classes (Emma the Bunny and Eleanor the Labrador).

Learn how to create these beautiful, soft toys.

Cost: $80 plus $49.95 for a kit.

 The next class is schedules for Friday 16th April. 

Call 9078 9500  or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au to book

 
 
Crochet Classes 

 

Join Carolyn for Bella Fabrics' crochet classes.

Bring along anything you've wanted to attempt but never started or let Carolyn guide your project.

Next class is scheduled for Friday 11th June. 

Call 9078 9500 or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au to book

 
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Eva and Bella Dress Class

Cost of class: $80. Patterns are also required: $28 for Eva dress pattern (see photo on left) and $25 for Bella pattern (see photo on right).

Linens and cottons are available in store. 

Some sewing experience necessary.

BYO sewing machine.

The next class is scheduled for Wednesday 21st April. 

Call 9078 9500  or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au to book

 
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Learn To love Your Overlocker -  with Kate Mara

This one-day course (5-6 hours) gives students a greater understanding of their overlocker and allows them to continue using it confidently at home.  The kit provided includes a comprehensive 23 page booklet and all fabrics required for the day. The course covers four thread overlocking, three thread overlocking, rolled hem, understanding differential feed, techniques for better results when stitching a circle, corners and working with difficult fabrics.

Cost: $130, includes class, kit and workbook

Students are required to bring:

  • Their own overlocker -in good working order

  • Foot control

  • Accessories - screw drivers and so on

  • Rolled hem plate (if required to achieve a rolled hem on your machine)

  • Spare needles

  • Instruction manual

  • 4 spools of good quality overlocking thread

  • Scissors

  • Pen.

Next available class date is Friday 4th June.

Call 9078 9500 or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au to book.

 

Fabulous Flatlock

A full one day class 5-6 hours - the first extension to the Learning to Love your Overlocker course.

  

This course provides an extensive coverage of flatlocking and ladder stitch with the course workbook covering wide and narrow flatlocking, various decorative applications including ribbon work, decorative thread, beading, lace insertion and creating a blind hem stitch.

 

The course workbook will be completed in the first part of the day. The second part of the day focusses on making a project - a beautiful and easy to construct notebook cover - allowing you to use techniques covered in the course.

 

Participants will be provided with all required fabrics to complete both the workbook and your related project.

 

This course is perfect for all skill levels. 

Cost of the class is $130 and the next scheduled class is Sunday 30th May.

Contact Bella Fabrics (03 9078 9500) for more details.

 

Tuesday’s Table

Join Louise Papas every second Tuesday or every fourth Friday of the month for a fun session of hand stitching and a cuppa. Louise has designed many hand pieced quilts including The Avenue and Girl Next Door and will share her knowledge and love of hand piecing, hand quilting and needle turn appliqué. Bring your own work in progress or get Louise’s guidance on starting something new from the range available in store. Beginners and more advanced welcome.

Join Louise for a half day (10 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 3:30 pm costing $35) or a whole day (10 am to 3:30 pm with half hour lunch break and costing $75).

Classes scheduled for Tuesday 13th and Friday 23rd April, Tuesday 11th and Friday 28th May, Tuesday 8th and Friday 25th June and Tuesday 13th and Friday 23rd July.

Morning and afternoon tea provided

Call 9078 9500  or email classes@bellafabrics.com.au to book

 
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Luna Lapin Class

Join Carolyn to learn how to make Luna Lapin, the delightful, quiet and kind bunny. Class runs from 10 am to 2 pm

Cost of class $130 includes book & kit.

Next scheduled class is Friday 9th April.

For those interested in joining Carolyn, email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au  or call on 03 9078 9500

 

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Susan Smith Classes

Susan, a long time quilter who excels in the art of appliqué and hand piecing, takes classes in appliqué and needle point turn.

 

Class cost is $80.

Susan's classes are scheduled on the 3rd Sunday of each month with classes being held on  25th April, 23rd May, 20th June, 18th July, 22nd August, 19th September, 17th October and 21st November.

 

Susan also ran Summer School Classes over the Christmas - New Year Break. Their success prompted Bella Fabrics to arrange for Susan to run Summer School classes again in December 2021 and January 2022.

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au or call on 9078 9500. 

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Christine Vlasic Classes

Christine, a long time quilter and pattern designer, will cover many techniques from hand piecing to machining and more. Her classes will be ideal for those just starting on their quilting journey.

Cost of class $80

Classes (from 10 am to 3 pm) are scheduled the first Sunday in each month. Class dates are 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July, 8th August, 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November and 5th December. 

For those interested in joining Christine, email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au  or call on  

9078 9500.

Introducing Margaret Sampson-George

Marg's passion for all things quilting knows no bounds - from dancing hares to hexagon pears.

Her unique talents will inspire your creative urges to produce your very own piece. Marg has also authored "Take an Element Seeing Your possibilities".

Join Marg for a 2 day workshop scheduled for Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October. 

 

Cost of course is  $240.

 

For those interested in joining Marg, email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au  or call on

03 9078 9500

 

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Judy Newman

Many of you will be aware of Judy's work. Judy is a passionate quilter and designer who is also  generous in sharing her knowledge of all things quilting.

Cost of Judy's workshop is $85.

 

Classes have been scheduled for Sunday,16th May, 13th June, 11th July and 15th August. Further classes are scheduled for October and November with class dates to be confirmed shortly.

For those interested in joining Judy, email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au  or call on

03 9078 9500

 

 

SIT AND SEW

Bella Fabrics'"Sit and Sew" sessions are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 4:30 pm to 9 pm and Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm.

Class numbers fill very quickly so be sure to call and book a place.

Enjoy a chat over a tea or coffee with friends. Feel free to bring

anything you are working on, sit, chat and make new friends. 

Cost: $11 (GST inclusive). Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available. 

Is your patchwork group looking for a space to create? We are happy to facilitate.

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au 

 

 

 

Embroidery on Wool Class 

The Bella Fabrics' Team welcomes a new teacher - Glenda Cust - a multi-talented fabric artist who, over the years, has mastered many crafts including embroidery, crochet, weaving, patchwork and silk painting. Embroidery, however, remains Glenda's main passion.

Join Glenda for her embroidery on wool class where Glenda will share the wealth of her experience as well as encouraging you to develop your own embroidery style.

Cost: $80 plus the cost of the required kit.

Glenda's first class was a great success and her next class is scheduled for Saturday 29th May.

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au