Bra Making Course

bra making course

Fed up with badly fitting, uncomfortable or boring bras? Want to challenge and develop your sewing skills? Then why not join us on this Bra Making Course when you’ll learn the techniques and skills to sew your own bras.

During this four week course we’ll introduce you to the fabrics and findings (all the trims and notions!) for you to start sewing your own sample bra*.  You will learn and practise the techniques involved in making a bra, including using 6mm seam allowances, applying different types of elastic, trims, lace and inserting underwires.

Once you complete your sample bra, you will be shown how to make any necessary adjustments to fit and transfer these alterations to the pattern. At the end of the course you will go home with your own personalised bra pattern and the key skills, experience and inspiration to replicate in colours to match every outfit! If time allows we can explore different bra-making techniques such as using lace and foam so you have the confidence to tackle further bra styles.

*Important Note: Because of the nature of bras, it is important to complete a sample bra in the correct fabric and findings to properly assess for fit. As such this first bra (and the next, maybe even the next; perfecting your fit takes time!) may not fit as well as you would like, but you will go home with a pattern for a bra amended to your own personal shape, and the knowledge to make different bra styles.

For this course we use the Pin-up Girls Classic Bra, which can be worn with or without underwires. Pattern, fabrics and findings for this first bra will all be supplied. All fabric will be pre-cut to give you lots of time to focus on sewing.

*We will need some measurements from you before the course starts so please keep an eye on your in-box for our e-mail*

This is for experienced sewers and those improvers who are up for a challenge! You must be confident in using a sewing machine, cutting out fabric, basic sewing principles and able to follow a pattern.

Cost

£160.00

Date

22 Jun 2022
Expired!

Time

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

What you will need

What to bring: 

  • Fine glass headed pins – do make sure these are good quality as cheaper ones can be rough and drag the fabric
  • Small, sharp pointed scissors. Do make sure the points are very sharp as you will be needing to tackle delicate work
  • Fabric marker pen – wash out ones are best
  • Sewing machine and a selection of needles, including ballpoint/jersey and standard in sizes 12/80 and 14/90
  • Good quality thread (any colour except white; contrast thread helps you see what you are sewing)

 

For this course we use the Pin-up Girls Classic Bra, which can be worn with or without underwires. Pattern, fabrics and findings for this first bra will all be supplied. All fabric will be pre-cut to give you lots of time to focus on sewing.

 

*We will need some measurements from you before the course starts so please keep an eye on your in-box for our e-mail*

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Category

Tutor

Jo Bunner

Jo has been teaching dressmaking and pattern cutting for over 7 years, from beginners to advanced, cushion covers to tailored jackets and bras. Her particular specialism is fitting and pattern adjustment, having gained her experience working in the fashion industry as a Designer/Pattern cutter in ladies outerwear and tailoring.' She has been sewing for over 40 years and it still provides her escape and relaxation

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