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 on in August

THURSDAY 5th: Bella Fabrics' second birthday celebrations.

SATURDAY 7th: Embroidery class with Glenda Cust. 10am-3pm.

SUNDAY 8th: Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting with Judy Newman.

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

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

FRIDAY 13th: Lampshade making class with Tamica. 10:30am-1pm.

SATURDAY 14th: Crochet Edge class with Carolyn. 10am-3pm.

SUNDAY 15th: Patchwork and Quilting class with Christine Vlasic.

WEDNESDAY 18th: Lampshade making class with Tamica. 7pm-9:30pm.

SATURDAY 21st: Toft Class with Carolyn. 10am-3pm.

SUNDAY 22nd: Hand piecing and needle turn appliqué with Susan Smith.

WEDNESDAY 25th: Lampshade making class with Tamica. 10:30am-1pm.

FRIDAY 27th: Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting with Louise Papas.

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


SATURDAY 28th: Luna Lapin with Carolyn


See below for  more details regarding specific classes


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 all materials  to make the shade but you will also need a 1m X 25cm piece of fabric.  


Scheduled class dates for August are Friday 13th  from 10:30am-1pm, Wednesday 18th from 7pm-9:30pm and Wednesday 25th from 10:30 am-1pm.

Call us  on 9078 9500 or email for further information.


Swirly Tote Bag classes 1 and 2

Enjoy a 2 day class; 5 - 6 hours each day.

Take your overlocking skills to new level by making this gorgeous tote bag.

Day 1: You will learn how to make fabric using thread and decorative braid . You can the use Odicoat to glue and seal the decorative stitches.

Day 2: You will make and insert piping, make the internal pocket (including inserting a zip), create a decorative rolled hem on the handles and construct using you overlocker.

This class is suitable for all skill levels.


Class cost is $160 (for 2 classes) plus pattern at $20.80 and fabric cost.  


Scheduled class dates to be advised.

Call us  on 9078 9500 or email for further information.


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).  


The next scheduled class is Saturday 14th August.

Call us  on 9078 9500 or email 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).  

 The next scheduled class date will be advised shortly. 


Call us  on 9078 9500 or email for further information.

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.

 Next class date is Saturday 21st August. 

Call 9078 9500  or email to book

Crochet Granny Squares Classes 


Join Carolyn for Bella Fabrics' Crochet Granny Squares classes.

Learn how to crochet Granny Squares and bring along your own yarn or purchase one of our kits.

Class cost is $60 plus kit cost of $30 and class duration is 10 am to 1:30 pm.

Next class dates to be advised shortly. 

Call 9078 9500 or email to book


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.

Next scheduled class dates to be advised shortly. 

Call 9078 9500  or email to book


Learn 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: $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 class dates to be advised shortly.

Call 9078 9500 or email 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 date will be advised shortly.

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).

Next classes scheduled for Tuesday 10th and Friday 27th August.

Morning and afternoon tea provided

Call 9078 9500  or email to book


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 classes are Saturday 28th August and Friday 10th September.

For those interested in joining Carolyn, email us at  or call on 03 9078 9500



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 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 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 $80

Classes (from 10 am to 3 pm) are scheduled the first Sunday in each month. Scheduled class dates are 15th August, 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November and 5th December. 

For those interested in joining Christine, email us at  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  or call on

03 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 $85.


Classes have been scheduled for Sunday 8th August, Saturday 18th September, Sunday 31st October and Saturday 4th December.

For those interested in joining Judy, email us at  or call on

03 9078 9500




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. Start one of the projects pictured or bring along your own embroidery project.

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

Next scheduled class is Saturday 7th August from 10am to 3pm.

Email us at 




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.

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