Sewing & Craft


Classes run for 8-10 weeks per term, 4 terms per year.

To enrol, call in at our office between 9:30am and 3:00pm (Mon to Friday) or complete our online Enrolment/Registration Form.  Alternatively there is an Enrolment/Registration Form you can download, print out and send to us. Enrolments for all but computer classes are onging and can be made at any time during a term.

A deposit of $20 is needed on booking to ensure a place in a class. The remainder can be paid by credit card (in the office or over the phone - 1.5% bank charge applies), by EFTPOS, cash or cheque (in the office) or by bank transfer (ring office for details) and needs to be made prior to commencement of the class.  Classes will fill quickly and bookings are essential!

Information about classes at other Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres throughout Banyule can be obtained here.

boomarang bags small3Boomerang Bags tackles the problem of single use plastic pollution at a community level. We make reusable bags out of recycled materials and circulate them through our local community. Come along and join our friendly social group. No previous sewing skills required. Donations of materials are always appreciated.

Day: Wednesdays  10:00am - 2:00pm (during Term 2)
Cost: None

Sewing 11Learn in a friendly, supportive and social environment.  Caters for beginners to advanced.  An experienced  facilitator will be present to assist or your can help each other.  In this class you can do dress-making, patchwork, mending or something similar of your choosing.  Sewing machines can be made available on request.

When: Sat 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 19 May & 16 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $7 per session


Techniques you can learn include knitting, crochet, hand sewing, rag rug making (out of fabric scraps) depending on the interest of the participant.  This class is for all ages and abilities, carers/support workers are welcome to join in.

Day: Thursday 12:15pm - 2:15pm.
Cost: $61.25 (7 weeks in Term 1)
$70.00 (9 weeks in Term 2)
or $15 trial class.

Creative-Craft-1Beginners to advanced crafters welcome to join our social and friendly class. Techniques include embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, tapestry.  Bring along your project to work on.

When: Fridays
Time: 9:45am - 11:45am
Cost: $61.25 (7 weeks in Term 1)
          $70.00 (8 weeks in Term 2)
          or $15 trial class

patchworkExperience the challenge and joy of patchwork quilting using hand piercing, applique or a sewing machine. Our experienced tutor can help you design your very own personalised quilt and other items. Enjoy the company of like-minded people and discover your creative talent.

When: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Cost: $78.75 (7 weeks in Term 1)
          $90.00 (8 weeks in Term 2)
          or $15 trial class