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REGISTER for Term 3, 2024

Contact Us to go on the Waiting List if classes are full

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House runs Beginners' and Intermediate Sewing courses, and also shorter and longer courses that build on and extend these basics including Applique, Patchwork, Overlocking, Stretch sewing and Repairs & Alterations. We also hold weekly free Art & Crafternoon sessions that all sewers are welcome to attend - see more below.

In Term 3 2024 we will be running an 8-week Intermediate Sewing course on Tuesdays, with Christine, who is very experienced with sewing and teaching others.

On Thursday afternoons, Christine and volunteers from our excellent local Ballarat Repair Cafe will run a 4-week Mending & Repairs course, either side of our Repair Cafe's 5th birthday celebration at the end of July! See more details below.

Christine will also run a 2-week Beginners' Stretch course, to teach the basics of sewing with stretch material.

Please contact us for more information, or to join the waiting list for any courses that are booked out. 

 

MENDING & REPAIRS

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Location

Classes will be run in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room at Barkly Square, Ballarat East.

Day and Time

Classes will run from 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm on Thursdays during Term 3, 2024. 

Dates

Thursdays from 18 July to 8 August.

Cost

This course is $80 for a 4-week course.

 

BEGINNERS' STRETCH 

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Location

Classes will be run in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room at Barkly Square, Ballarat East.

Day and Time

Classes will run from 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm on Thursdays during Term 3, 2024. 

Dates

Thursdays on 15 August and 22 August. 

Cost

This course is $60 for a 2-week course.

 

INTERMEDIATE SEWING

-SOLD OUT- Contact us here to join the waitlist for future intermediate courses.

These workshops are designed for individuals who are already comfortable with the basics of sewing and are ready to take their skills to the next level.

Registration is required

Location

Classes will be run in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room at Barkly Square, Ballarat East.

Day and Time

Classes will run from 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm on Tuesdays during Term 3, 2024. 

Dates

Tuesdays from 23 July to 10 September. 

Cost

This course is $100 for a 8-week course.

 

TUESDAY ART & CRAFTERNOON (FREE) - REGISTER NOW for Term 3, 2024

Tuesdays, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square.

In Term 3, 2024, the previous Tuesday afternoon Sewing Circle will be expanding to include more arts and crafts while still welcoming sewing projects. This updated activity will now be known as Tuesday Art & Crafternoon and if you want to register follow the Term 3 link above.

2024 Tuesday Art & Crafternoon Term Dates

Term 3: 16 July - 17 September

Term 4: 8 October - 10 or 17 December (TBC) 

Bring along your own art, craft or sewing projects and supplies, your machine or hand sewing equipment and join others for a chat while you art, craft or sew in a way which suits you! Skills are shared amongst participants with no formal guidance from a tutor.

 

 

Past courses not running in Term 3, 2024 - please contact us to join the waiting list for future courses.

BEGINNERS' SEWING

Not running in Term 3, 2024. We hope to run this again in Term 4, 2024. Please contact us to join the waiting list for future courses.

These workshops are designed for beginners new to sewing. Classes are structured to build on new skills learned each week.

Don't have a sewing machine? Let us know as we have a limited number we can share with you.

Basic fabric and thread will be available, but feel free to bring your own if you wish. We will be in touch with those who register about requirements for bringing your own needles if you will be using your own machine.

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Registration is required as there is a limit of 10 people for this class. Please contact us to register your space.

You will need to complete some ACFE paperwork in your first class and bring your Medicare card, Drivers' Licence, or other suitable ID.

Please note a minimum of 7 people will need to register for the class before it can proceed.

 

BEGINNERS' OVERLOCKING

Not running in Term 3, 2024. We hope to run this again in the future. Please contact us to join the waiting list for future courses.

In the Beginner's Overlocking course, where we will teach you the basics of this essential sewing technique! We will explore the art of overlocking, a sewing method that involves using a special machine to finish the edges of fabric, prevent fraying, and create a professional-looking seam.

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the art of overlocking, or how to use their overlocker, whether you are a beginner or an experienced sewer looking to expand your skills. Throughout this course, we will provide step-by-step instructions on the techniques and tools needed to create beautiful and functional overlocked seams.

Please ensure you have a working Overlocker prior to the commencement of the course. We can assist with checking your machine if you attend a Sewing Circle session prior to the commencement of the Overlocking course on 11 June. More details on Sewing Circle below.

Location

Classes will be run in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room at Barkly Square, Ballarat East.

Day and Time

Classes will run from 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm on Tuesdays during Term 2, 2024. 

Dates

Tuesdays, 18 June and 25 June.

Cost

This course is run through the State Government's ACFE (Adult and Community Education) program, allowing us to offer the class at $60 for the 2-week course. 

Registration

Registration is required as there is a limit of 8 people for this class. Please contact us to register your space.

You will need to complete some ACFE paperwork in your first class and bring your Medicare card, Drivers' Licence, or other suitable ID.

Please note a minimum of 5 people will need to register for the class before it can proceed.

 

For help with registration, please contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House team. We are available during school term, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesdays to Fridays.

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not come to the activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Barkly Square. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Bring your own drink bottle. A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square will be open if you would like to purchase hot drinks and food.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the activity starts to allow time to complete any paperwork.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with Christine.
  • Turn off your phone/digital devices and store your possessions in the room.
  • A maximum of 10 participants will be able to take part in this activity.
  • Tickets are not transferable.

Questions?

Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.