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BOOKED OUT for Term 1, 2024 - Contact Us to go on the Waiting List

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House runs Beginners' Sewing courses and also shorter and longer courses that build on and extend these basics. Past courses have included Applique, Patchwork, Overlocking and Repairs & Alterations. We also hold a weekly Sewing Circle - see more below.

In Term 1 2024 we will be running an 8-week Beginners' Sewing course with Christine, who is very experienced with sewing and teaching others. See more details below.

If you are interested in finding out about future courses beyond beginners' sewing, please contact us.

BEGINNERS' SEWING - 8-week course

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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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 1, 2024. 


Tuesdays from 6 February to 26 March.


This course is run through the State Government's ACFE (Adult and Community Education) program, allowing us to offer the class at $80 for the 8-week course. 


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.

BOOKED OUT for Term 1, 2024 - Contact Us to go on the Waiting List



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

2024 Sewing Circle Term Dates

Term 1: 30 January - 26 March

Term 2: 16 April - 25 June

Term 3: 16 July - 17 September

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

Bring along your own sewing projects and supplies, your machine or hand sewing equipment and join others for a chat while you sew in a way which suits you! Skills are shared amongst participants.

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.


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.