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CLASSES

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.

Upcoming Classes for October

Sunday 1st: Patchwork and quilting class with Christine Vlasic.

Monday 2nd : Scissor sharpening service.

Wednesday 4th: Hand piecing,  needle turn and appliqué class with Susan Smith. 10am-3pm. 

Saturday 7th: Embroidery class with Glenda Cust.

Saturday 7th: Luna Lapin class with Carolyn. 10am to 3pm.

Tuesday 10th: Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting class with Louise Papas.

Morning 10am-12.30pm, Afternoon 1pm-3:30pm, Full Day 10am-3:30pm. 

 

 Saturday 14th: Hand piecing, needle turn and quilting with Judy Newman.

Saturday 14th:  Doll making class with Annie from AK Traditions. Learn to make one of Annie's AK Tradition Dolls or a gorgeous Stash Cat.

Class duration is 10am to 3pm.

Saturday 21st: Join Carolyn to make Ratty from "Wind in the Willows".

Sunday 22nd: Hand piecing,  needle turn and appliqué class with Susan Smith. 10am-3pm.     

Friday 27thHand piecing, appliqué and quilting class with Louise Papas.

Morning 10am-12.30pm, Afternoon 1pm-3:30pm, Full Day 10am-3:30pm. 

Saturday 28th: Wedding Ring quilt class with Carolyn. 10am to 3pm.

Friday 13th: Sewing machine service. All brands. One week turnaround.

Wednesday mornings: Sit and Sew 10am to 2:30pm

Thursday evenings: Sit and Sew - 4:30pm to 9pm.

Upcoming Classes for November

Wednesday 1st: Hand piecing,  needle turn and appliqué class with Susan Smith. 10am-2pm.

Saturday 4th: Luna Lapin class with Carolyn. 10am to 3pm.

Monday 6th: CLOSED

Saturday 11th: Hand piecing, needle turn and quilting with Judy Newman.

Sunday 12th: Frippery class with Susan Smith. 10am-3pm.

Tuesday 14th: Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting class with Louise Papas.

Morning 10am-12.30pm, Afternoon 1pm-3:30pm, Full Day 10am-3:30pm. 

Sunday 19th: Hand piecing,  needle turn and appliqué class with Susan Smith. 10am-3pm.     

Friday 24thHand piecing, appliqué and quilting class with Louise Papas.

Morning 10am-12.30pm, Afternoon 1pm-3:30pm, Full Day 10am-3:30pm. 

Saturday 25th: Frippery class with Susan Smith. 10am-3pm.

Monday 27th: Scissor sharpening service.

Wednesday mornings: Sit and Sew 10am to 2:30pm

Thursday evenings: Sit and Sew - 4:30pm to 9pm.

See below for  more details regarding specific classes

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Petra Prins - Patchwork: 2 Day Workshop

Bella Fabrics is excited to confirm that Petra and Judith of Petra Pins Patchwork will be conducting a 2 day workshop at Bella Fabrics in February 2025. 

 

For more details, call us  on either 9078 9500 or 0438 016 512 or email us: classes@bellafabrics.com.au for further information.

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Monogram Class with Yvette Stanton 

2 Day Workshop

Yvette Stanton is a world renowned whitework expert known as the Whitework Queen. Yvette adores crisp white stitches on crisp white fabric - the height of elegance. Yvette has published 11 highly regarded step-by-step books on embroidery; the most recent being "Hardanger Filling Stitches".

If you have ever tried to create picture perfect satin stitch, you will know how difficult this can be!

During the workshop, Yvette will take you through how to make beautiful, smooth satin stitch that simply sings. Yvette will also take you through other stitches in the design. Using your choice of letter, create a beautiful whitework monogram that can be made into a cushion or lingerie bag.

The 2 day workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday , 4th and 5th May from 10am to 3pm.

 

The class cost is $220 plus the kit.

 

Morning and afternoon tea provided. 

For more details or to book a spot, call us  on either 9078 9500 or 0438 016 512 or email us: classes@bellafabrics.com.au for further information.

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Doll Making Classes

Join Annie of AK Traditions to make any of the AK Traditions designed felt dolls - "Lily & Friends" or one of the stash cats - "Atticus and Scout".

Annie's classes are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month.

Scheduled classes are 10th June, 8th July, 12th August, 9th September, 14th October and 11th November.

Bella Fabrics will also hold  Chidren's Classes (10 years an over) during school holidays.

Class cost is $90.

Call us  on either 9078 9500 or 0438 016 512 or email us: classes@bellafabrics.com.au for further information.

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Doll Making Classes

Join Annie of AK Traditions to make any of the AK Traditions designed felt dolls - "Lily & Friends" or one of the stash cats - "Atticus and Scout".

Annie's classes are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month.

Scheduled classes are 10th June, 8th July, 12th August, 9th September, 14th October and 11th November.

Bella Fabrics will also hold  Chidren's Classes (10 years an over) during school holidays.

Class cost is $90.

Call us  on either 9078 9500 or 0438 016 512 or email us: classes@bellafabrics.com.au for further information.

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Wedding Ring Quilt Class

Learn how to make this beautiful and celebrated quilt over 3 scheduled classes. The classes are designed to inspire with participants learning how to use templates and piecing using a mix of linen and liberty fabrics. 

Scheduled class dates to be confirmed shortly.

Each class will run from 10am to 3pm and the cost per class is $85.

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

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Wind in the Willows Class.

Learn how to make the much loved Wind in the Willows character - Ratty - in this delightful handmade project using wool felt.

Next scheduled class dates are Saturday 2nd September and 21st October.

Classes will run from 10am to 3pm and the class cost is $85.

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

Embriodery

Coverstitch - Sew Much More Than Just a Hem

This workshop is designed improve your grasp of your coverstitch machine or the coverstitch side of your combination machine. The workbook covers the basics - finishing in the round, reverse coverstitch, differential feed and decorative coverstitch and chain stitch. The last section of the workbook is focussed on you - use the time to have your questions answered, bring the problems you have encountered and we'll help you achieve better results.   

Participants are required to bring:

  • Their own coverstich or combination machine.

  • Foot control and power lead.

  • Accessories  - screw drivers, tweezers, for example.

  • Spare needles - the correct system for your machine in size 14's.

  • All extra accessory feet and attachments, i.e. binders (if you want to explore knit binders then please bring the fabric you intend working with).

  • Instruction manual.

  • 4 spools of good quality thread (maxilock, seracor and rasant are recommended.

  • If you want to learn fabric making - bring one piece of printed or plan chiffon fabric, 40 cm wide x 140/150 cm long, one spool of variegated thread (maxilock swirls work well in most) and 3 polyester threads (can be different colours which coordinate with fabric or variegated thread - maxilock swirls are ideal for this).

  • Any fabrics you are finding difficult to work with on a coverstitch or pieces you need help achieving a better result with.

  • Scissors.

  • Pen

This course is perfect for all skill levels and the class cost is $140. ​ Next scheduled class dates to be advised.

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

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Learning To Love Your Overlocker - with Kate Marra

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: $140, 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 scheduled class date to be advised shortly.

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

 

Learning to Love Your Overlocker - Fabulous Flatlock Extension One

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 and the class cost is $140. 

Next scheduled class dates to be advised.

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 $40) or a whole day (10 am to 3:30 pm with half hour lunch break and costing $80). Morning and afternoon tea provided

Scheduled class dates are Tuesday 9th May, Friday 26th May, Tuesday 13th June, Friday 23rd June, Tuesday 11th July, Friday 28th July, Tuesday 8th August, Friday 25th August, Tuesday 12th September, Friday 22nd September, Tuesday 10th October, Friday 27th October, Tuesday 14th November, Friday 24th November and Tuesday 12th December.

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 10am to 3pm

Cost of class $150 includes book, felt, liberty and cotton.

Next scheduled class dates are Thursday 31st August, Saturday 9th September, Saturday 7th October and Saturday 4th November.

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

We're excited to having Susan once again teaching at Bella Fabrics in 2023. Susan's classes include:

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

 

Classes are scheduled on the 1st Wednesday and the 3rd Sunday of each month. Wednesday classes cost $75 and are scheduled for 7th June, 5th July, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November and 6th December.

 

Sunday classes cost $85 and are scheduled for 21st May, 18th June, 23rd July, 17th September, 22nd October and 19th November.

Frippery Embroidery class: Comprising a set of 6, bi-monthly classes, each class will include a variety of projects - exquisite little zooshed up bags, needle-books, Christmas projects - using different, simple stitching techniques. There will also be projects continuously worked on across the 6 classes.

 

Scheduled class #1 dates are 27th May, 29th July, 30th September and 25th November.

Scheduled class #2 dates are 28th May, 16th July, 10th September and 12th November.

The cost per class is $95 and includes patterns and some supplies.  

Summer School: Susan will be again teaching at our Summer School scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday 27th and 28th December and Tuesday and Wednesday 2nd and 3rd January. There will be  2 projects (participants can do either or both): 

1. Harlequin's Carnival - an appliqué and paper pieced quilt.

2. Little Bag - Kitty goes to Paris.

Call the shop on 9870 9500 for more details

Book in for any of the above classes by emailing us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au or call on 9078 9500.

 

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 $85

Classes (from 10am to 3pm) are Sunday, 6th August,  Saturday 2nd September, Sunday 1st October, 5th November and 3rd December. 

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

9078 9500.

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 $90.

 

Next scheduled class dates are Sunday 30th July, Saturday 26th August, Saturday 14th October and Saturday 11th November. 

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

03 9078 9500

 

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Embroidery Class with Glenda Cust 

Join Glenda for her embroidery class where Glenda will share her wealth of experience as well as encouraging you to develop your own embroidery style. Bring along an unfinished project or start the 12 Ornament Days of Christmas (must purchase patterns) or one of our in-house projects.

 

Next scheduled class dates are Saturday 2nd September, 7th October and 2nd December. 

Cost: $85 plus materials.

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

03 9078 9500

 

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Lampshade making class

Join Tamica and learn how to make your very own lampshade (30cm diameter drum x 21 cm tall).

Class cost is $130 which includes materials to make the shade but you will need Fabric: 25cm x WOF.  

Next scheduled class dates to be confirmed.

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au 

 

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Purse Class

Join us to learn how to make this cute little purse including how to insert a zipper.

Next scheduled class date is 18th May.

Class duration is 10am to 1 pm and the class cost is $50 plus the cost of the kit.

Fabrics may very.

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au 

 

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Eva and Bella Dress Class

Cost of class: $85. Patterns are also required: $28 for Eva dress pattern.

Linens and cottons are available in store. 

Some sewing experience necessary.

BYO sewing machine.

Next scheduled class dates to be confirmed.

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

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 Evie Bias Skirt Class

Tesutti's Evie bias skirt is a floaty and flared mid length  skirt, designed to flatter the body. It looks fabulous worn casually or dressed up.

Recommended fabrics: medium to heavy weight silk satin, satin backed crepe, viscose, rayon and linen. 

Class cost $80 plus pattern and fabric.

Next scheduled class date to be advised.

To book, call us on 03 9078 9500 or email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au 

 

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