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10 Commandments of Sewing

Did you ever meet someone with whom you had so many common interests and you bonded right away? That's how I felt about Joan McKenna on our European Lingerie Tour. Joan teaches college level sewing classes in San Diego (and is now their Program…

How to work with Latex

If you have ever wanted to glimpse into a fascinating world of which you know nothing, I strongly suggest you take a class in which you learn how to work with latex. I took such a class recently in Amsterdam, where I went with 19 other ladies…

The Mother of all Lace Stores

While we were in Amsterdam with the European Lingerie Tour (I wrote posts about each stop in London, Paris and Amsterdam), we made a stop to what must be the Mother of all Lace Stores. Yes, ladies, we went to Kantjeboord, in Amsterdam. I did…

European Lingerie Tour Amsterdam

The European Lingerie Tour Amsterdam, hosted by Mrs. Weaver and Triple M Tours had us travel by train to the wonderful city of Amsterdam, where canals and bicycles are the norm. The city is famous for many things and we did our best to see…

European Lingerie Tour Paris

On to our second city in the tour - here is the European Lingerie Tour Paris Edition! Along with Mrs. Weaver and our energetic band of 20, we left London and travelled via the "Chunnel" (the train tunnel under the English Channel) then overland…

European Lingerie Tour London

I just got back from the European Lingerie Tour 2017 hosted by Mrs. Weaver and Triple M Tours and what a time we had! An amazing group of 20 women (and one gentleman) in three iconic cities full of lingerie. We had classes, tours and lots…

A Better Shelley Strap Extension

Once you've got that first bra under your belt, so to speak, women often turn to the Shelley Bra pattern for their second bra. It's a great pattern. However the seam join between the power bra and the strap can be bulky. So what do you do then?…
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Boob Camp February 2017

Recently we finished Boob Camp February 2017, where students come from all over the world to learn bra-making here at Bra-makers Supply in the heart of the fabric district in Hamilton. We had some wonderful students here with us, including one…
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Shamrock Valley

Our lovely Shamrock Valley bra was created using our Shamrock Valley Quartet. If you haven't used a Quartet as a starter to sew up your own DIY bra, then perhaps this bra will serve as inspiration. There are three unique areas we focused on…

Mardi Bra Contest Winners

This past week we had our annual Mardi Gras Bra week long festivities!  Lots of fun for everyone here at Bra-makers Supply, including students in our week long Mardi Bra Boob Camp. We are so pleased to announce our Mardi Bra Contest Winners!…

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…