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 June and July

Sunday 12th June: Hand piecing, appliqué and hand quilting class with Judy Newman.10am-3pm.

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

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

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 18th June: Embroidery class with Glenda Cust. 10am-3pm.

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

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

Saturday 25th June: Learn to Love Your Overlocker Class with Kate Mara. 10am-3pm.

Sunday 26th June: 12 Ornament Days of Christmas.

Wednesday 29th June : Bella Fabrics at the Sydney Craft Show.

Sunday 6th July: Patchwork and quilting class with Christine Vlasic.10am-3pm.

Tuesday 12th July: Hand piecing, appliqué and quilting class with Louise Papas.

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

Thursday 14th July: Luna Lapin class with Carolyn. 10am-3pm.

Saturday 16th July: Crochet Granny Square class with Carolyn. 10am-3pm.

Thursday 21st July: Bella Fabrics at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Show.

Friday 22nd JulyHand piecing, appliqué and quilting class with Louise Papas.

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

Thursday 28th July: Stitch Up Cystic Fibrosis with Louise Papas. 10am-3pm.

Saturday 30th July: Evie Bias Skirt class. 10am-3pm.

Sunday 30th July : 12 Ornament Days of Christmas.

Wednesdays and Thursday evenings: Sit and Sew. 

See below for  more details regarding specific classes

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Crochet Edge Class.

 

Saturday 7th May from 10am to 1pm .

 

Class cost is $80 and includes kit.

 

Join Carolyn in this 3 hour class. Learn this great crochet edge that gives a special finish to your projects. 

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

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Patchwork Quilting Class with Sophie Dawson

For Sophie, quilting is about taking old traditions, blocks and techniques, and giving them a new modern style. Sophie’s aim is to delight, inspire and to take you on a journey one quilt at a time.

Next scheduled class is Wednesday 25th May.

 

The class 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.

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12 Days Ornament Series

We are excited to announce a fabulous new embroidery class featuring “12 Days Ornament Series” by Designer Larissa Holland of Mmm Crafts.

There will be 6 classes run monthly taught by our Embroidery teacher Glenda Cust.

 

Current scheduled class dates are are now all booked out. New class dates will be advised shortly. Call Bella Fabrics for more information. 

Classes 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.

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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 is Wednesday  1st June from 10am - 1pm. 

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.

 Next scheduled class date is Friday 8th April. 

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

 
 
Beginners' 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 $50 plus materials and class duration is 10 am to 1 pm.

Next class dates are Saturday 16th July and 1st October. 

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.

Next scheduled class date is Friday 6th May.

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

 
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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 date is Saturday 20th August.

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 and the class cost is $130. 

Next scheduled class dates to be advised.

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

 
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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

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

Morning classes only: Tuesday 31st May, Tuesday 21st June, Tuesday 19th July, Tuesday 23rd August, Tuesday 27th September, Tuesday 25th October and Tuesday 22nd November.

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 $145 includes book & kit.

Next scheduled class dates are Thursday 14th July and Saturday 13th August.

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

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.

 

Class cost is $80 and classes are scheduled on the 3rd Sunday of each month with classes for 2022 scheduled for 20th March, 17th April, 15th May, 19th June, 17th July, 21st August, 18th September, 16th October and 20th November.

 

Monogram and embroidery class: Join Susan on Sunday 10th April for an enjoyable class with Susan teaching monogram embroidery. You can also complete a little embroidered purse project. 

Class cost is $80 plus materials

Contact us on 9078 9500 for more details.

Stevie's Garden quilt class: Susan is also taking classes to teach how to make Stevie's Garden quilt (see picture on the left).

Quilters will need to attend 3 classes at a total cost of $255. 

Class dates are Group 3: Sunday 14th August, Sunday 25th September and Sunday 11th December.

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 10am to 3pm) are scheduled the first Sunday in each month. Class dates are  3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November and 4th December. 

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

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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 $90.

 

Class dates are Friday 1st April and Sunday 12th June.

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 the wealth of her experience as well as encouraging you to develop your own embroidery style. Bring along your own project or start one of the many projects in-store.

Next scheduled class dates are Saturday 13th August, 3rd September, 8th October, 5th November and 3rd December from 10am - 3pm.

 

Cost: $80 plus materials. 

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au 

 

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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 

 

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Basic Cushion Zipper Insert Class

 

Learn to insert a dress zipper into a 50cm square cushion. 

 

Class cost is $50 plus cost of materials which include 50cm x WOF, 40cm matching dress zipper, matching thread, 50cm feather cushion insert.

Sewing machine with zipper foot essential plus basic sewing kit

All requirements available in store (excluding machine).

Next scheduled class dates are Saturday 6th August.

Email us at classes@bellafabrics.com.au 

 

 
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Martin The Rabbit Class

Martin the Rabbit as seen in ‘Cute Amigurumi Animals’ by Eleonore & Maurice. 

Join Carolyn and start making your very own. 

Some crochet skill’s required. 

Cost of class is $110 including book plus cost of materials (yarn and crochet hooks).

Next scheduled class dates to be advised.

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

 

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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 is Saturday 30th July.

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

 

 

Margaret Sampson-George Class

Having commenced quilting in the  early 70’s and being Inspired by antique quilts Marg started her quilting journey and her love of fabric has not diminished.

Be Inspired to think about quilting in an exciting new way with Marg and join her for her first class at Bella Fabrics scheduled for Saturday 28th November.

Class cost is $100

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

 

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