About Bellarine Sewing Centre

Geelong’s passionate sewing pair bring knowledge and experience

Previously located on the Bellarine Peninsula (formerly trading as “The Blanket Box”), Bellarine Sewing Centre is now situated in the heart of Geelong’s CBD. The shop is filled with a fabulous range of fabrics, patterns, equipment and gifts, all of which can be purchased online. Bellarine Sewing Centre was established in 2011 and is run by John Thorpe and Zoe Clifton.

John Thorpe has worked in the industry for more than 30 years and is a qualified sewing machine technician for all makes and models of machines. John is also the Brother Warranty Repair Centre technician for the South West region of Victoria.

Zoe Clifton has owned and run Bellarine Sewing Centre patchwork shop for the past 10 years. Zoe also runs a pattern business called Zoe Clifton Designs where she designs and writes patchwork books, patterns and templates. In 2013 Zoe received a Business Excellence Award for The Blanket Box and in 2014 both John and Zoe received an award from Brother International for Bellarine Sewing Centre.

Together John and Zoe have created a new business full of knowledge with friendly service and support. They offer a variety of classes for sewing and patchwork and ongoing classes for customers who have purchased Brother sewing machines. Bellarine Sewing Centre specialises in Brother sewing machines in Geelong, with basic beginner models through to the top of the range Dream Machine. Brother accessories and equipment is available, too.

Bellarine Sewing Centre truly is your one-stop shop for all your sewing, embroidery and fabric needs. Servicing and repairs for all makes and models of sewing machines is done on-site by John Thorpe. Browse online or visit John and Zoe and their team in-store for superior service.


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