Sexy Strapping

After our recent posts on getting inspired by the Marlies Dekker bras our student showed us, we are ready for some really sexy strapping! Are you? This is the original bra, with leather hardware connectors joining bits of elastic and some wide…

Pink Passion

We used our Classic Bra pattern and the Pink passion Quartet to create a stunning Pink passion Bra. Here is the Quartet, which is available with either fuchsia or black findings. We chose the fuchsia findings for our bra. Included in the Quartet…

Entry Level Marlies

Recently I wrote a post showing a selection of Marlies Dekker bras from ready-to-wear. They were all beautiful bras that a student brought in. I showed that all three styles of the "Marlies" bras could, in fact, be made using our MA style foam…

Russian Doll Bra Cups

Have you seen a Russian doll - where one fits inside the other? A matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll  is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. Recently we had a situation where we thought the…

Tying the Knot

It's the season when love is in the air, and what better tutorial to offer than one that deals with Tying the Knot? Hold on - I'm not talking about getting married! It's about a vexing little bra-making issue you may have had in the past. Have…
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Three Bras from One Cup

Are your pre-formed bra cups and the pattern you've perfected for them your go-to bra style? Are you looking for a little more excitement to get your sewing mojo going? Do I have a treat for you over the next couple of posts! We will be looking…

Inside Men's Underwear

We're going inside men's underwear to have a look at the inner support we have built into the Men's Underwear pattern from Pin-up Girls. Along the way, we'll go through the construction steps one-by-one. It is easier than you think to make…

Boob Camp September 2016

Boob Camp September 2016 is over and we are posting as usual, the Digital fashion Show of the week's creations. But, let me also show you what else we did this week in our bra-making adventures! Boob Camp week always starts out with the students…

How to turn stripes into Chevrons

The dictionary defines a chevron as "a line or stripe in the shape of a V or an inverted V, especially one on the sleeve of a uniform indicating rank or length of service." Today, I am not going to show you how to make your own sergeant's stripes,…

How to Make a Trimmed Neckline

How to make a trimmed neckline Don't you love this beautiful neckline? A tiny sliver of red peeks out from the edge. How did we do it? I'll show you how to make a trimmed neckline. It's easy with a couple of secret weapons every sewist should…

How to Make Trimmed Straps

People always ask if there is something a little more exciting and creative when it comes to bra straps. After all, the Classic bra "only" has fabric straps with elastic trim down each side. You may tire of that after sewing a few bras!  If you…

Bra Design and Draft

Are you trying to get a ready-to-wear bra line going, but you do not want to use commercial patterns? Do you want to start a custom bra business with specialised sizes and shapes? Our Bra Design and Draft class here at Bra-makers Supply could…

Bra Fit for Every Body

Do you have a sewing business where you are asked to make a bra for someone? Do you wish you had more experience fitting? We teach a class which teaches you how to fit a bra pattern to a woman's unique body. We call that class Bra Fit for Every…

Canada Cups Posts for Saturday

Canada Cups Posts for SaturdayHere are the links to the Canada Cups posts for Saturday September 17. I hope you have been enjoying the tour and you haven't missed a single one of them! Today's posts are the last posts, but tomorrow we…

Canada Cups Posts for Friday

Here are the Canada Cups posts for Friday, September 16. Don’t forget to enter the give-away!Friday, September 16Wild Stitch Rachel tries her hands at designing her own assets & So does her Cross Country BB Jess with…

Interview with Beverly Johnson - Gracious Threads

One of the most exciting part of being part of the Canada Cups blog tour has been the opportunity to get to know one of the biggest names in the hand sewn bra business. I had an interview with Beverly Johnson" ...Gracious Threads Source:…

Canada Cups Posts for Thursday

Canada Cups Posts for ThursdayOnce again, I am posting the directions to the Canada Cups Posts for Thursday, September 15. You'll love  the bind they find themselves in today! Will I have to go to untangle the cords, or can they do it…

Canada Cups Posts for Wednesday

 Canada Cups Posts for WednesdayHere are the links to the Canada Cups posts for Wednesday, September 14!  Remember, folks, to stay with us through to the end of the tour for a chance to win additional prizes from our awesome sponsors:…

Canada Cups Posts for Tuesday

Canada Cups Posts for Tuesday, September 13Here are the links to the Canada Cups posts for Tuesday, September 13! Don't our bloggers logos look great?Lisa fits right in as a new Pin Up Girl & Her Bosom Buddy, Shelaine, also…

Canada Cups Posts for Monday

Canada Cups Posts for MondayHere's a short post to save you a little time hunting and clicking to find the Canada Cups Posts for Monday, September 12. Don’t forget the give-away and the discounts! Monday, September 12Valérie,…
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The Canada Cups Cross Your Heart Relay

The Canada Cups - Cross Your Heart Relay Would you like me to wave my magic wand and send you on a trip across Canada? You would? How about a magical trip where you also be learning all about making your own intimate apparel? Are you in?…

European Lingerie Tour

European Lingerie TourI have teamed up with Karin of Mrs. Weaver's Finest unmentionables to be in on the tour of a lifetime! A European Lingerie Tour, visiting three of the most famous and iconic cities in Europe, all guided by lingerie…
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How to Sew the Ezi-sew Nursing Bra

How to Sew the Ezi-sew Nursing Bra To add to our posts on nursing bras, here's a tutorial on how to sew the Ezi-Sew Nursing bra. We actually wanted to see how easily it sewed together, and also how it fit after finishing it. Then we can…
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Happily Ever After - How to Sew a Nursing Bra

Happily Ever After - How to Sew a Nursing Bra In this post, I will go through how to sew a nursing bra the construction steps on . In my last post, I showed you how to draft a pattern with the same look as a vintage nursing bra, on that I thought…
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Happily Ever After - How to Draft a Vintage Nursing Bra

Happily Ever After - How to Draft a Vintage Nursing Bra In a earlier post, I showed you the Vintage Nursing Bra in my Once Upon a Time series. In this post, I'll show you how to draft a Vintage nursing bra made of modern bra-making materials,…
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Once Upon a Time - Vintage Nursing Bra

Once Upon a Time - the Vintage Nursing Bra Once upon a time, nursing bras were limited to two choices - take it...or leave it.  Or were there other nursing bras we just didn't get to see? Maybe so. A little while back, I found a wonderful…

How to Sew a Gothic Arch

How to Sew a Gothic Arch Of the things you can do to your bra to make it instantly more comfy and more stylish, the Gothic Arch has got to be at the top of the list. Bot only is it attractive on and off the body, it can keep the elastic from…

National Underwear Day

National Underwear Day Friday August 5th is National Underwear Day! If you’re like me, your mother warned you to always wear clean underwear in case you were “in an accident!”.  The thought of having strangers having to remove your…

Recognize a Gothic Arch

Gothic Arch One of the most recognizable shapes in ancient architecture is a Gothic Arch.  It symbolizes strength, and serves as support for the structure above it. All the early architects understood that the Gothic Arch was an integral…

National Thread the Needle day

 National Thread the Needle Day  National Thread the Needle Day is July 25th.  This day can be interpreted in different ways as “Threading the Needle” has multiple meanings. I found six different meanings! Practical Meaning Taking…

Almonds and Bulges

I like to make up words for my students so they remember the technique associated with them more easily. (Do you remember what DoGS means?) So when it comes to fitting bras, it’s no different.  So lets’ talk about Almonds and Bulges…In…
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How to draft a Garter Belt

How to Draft a Garter belt Garter belts were an essential foundation garment - there were no stay-up stockings, nor had panty hose been invented yet. Putting on a garter belt was an everyday activity. Not today. Garter belts have entered…

National Get to Know your Customers Day

National Get to Know your Customers Day The third Thursday of each quarter is National Get to Know Your Customers Day, which means July 21st is all about you!  With the advent of the Internet and big box stores, much of the personal attention…