Beginner Bra 101 Bra-making Class (2 days)


Beginner Bra 101 Bra-making Class (2 days)

Want to learn to make your own bra? Our two-day Beginner Bra-101 bra class attracts students from around the world – and no wonder! This is one of the best classes you will ever take. We say “if you can set in a sleeve, you can sew a bra”. WE do the fitting and YOU do the sewing!

Our Classic Bra pattern is first fitted to your unique body – we alter the pattern for you – then we teach all the professional bra-making techniques. Pattern and kit are included in the class fee.

Bring a “Bosom Buddy” to take the class with you and you BOTH get $50 off the price of the class!

Rental machines are available for $25 if you don’t want to bring your own machine. Just let us know so we can have one set up for you.

$250.00 CAD

Please note:

• Class begins at 10 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Doors open at 9:30 am.
• Bring your lunch or you can buy lunch out. We have a fridge, sink, and microwave in our classroom kitchen.

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Print PDF of supplies list and directions to Bra-makers Supply Classroom

Beginner Bra 101 (2 days)

Want to learn to make your own bra? Our two-day Beginner Bra-101 bra class attracts students from around the world – and no wonder! This is one of the best classes you will ever take. We say “if you can set in a sleeve, you can sew a bra”. WE do the fitting and YOU do the sewing!

$250.00 CAD

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What you get in the class

You get your pattern that is sized to fit your unique body (altered to fit you perfectly). You get a bra kit containing the fabric, power net, elastics, and hardware are included. You will also receive one pair of optional underwire which is sized to fit you. You will also get pre-printed class notes.

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Skill Level


While bra sewing is not difficult it does require a certain amount of skill. We like to say “if you can sew in a sleeve you can make a bra.”

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Lesson Plan

Day 1 Morning.

These time lines should serve as a guide only, everyone sews and learns at a different pace so you won’t be left behind.

  1. You will be measured by our patient and qualified instructor.
  2. We try on bras and note any changes we need to make to our pattern
  3. Once you trace the pattern we will alter the pattern to fit your unique body.
  4. You will lay out the fabric and cut out the bra.

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Day 1 Afternoon.

  1. Mark the pattern pieces with notches and get machines setup for sewing.
  2. You’ll sew the cups together and learn some tricks and tips to help you lie it smoothly.
  3. You’ll prepare the frame and sew the cups into the frame.
  4. Learn to apply the channel to the wire line of the cup.
  5. You will sew on the bottom band elastic.

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Day 2 Morning

  1. You will sew on the top band elastic.
  2. You will sew on the neck line trim
  3. You will do the second pass for the elastic on the bottom band, top band, and neckline.
  4. You will assemble the slider and ring to make the straps.

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Day 2 Afternoon.

  1. You will attach the strap to the strap scoop.
  2. You will learn to apply the hook and eye neatly and securely.
  3. You will attach the bow and other finishing touches.
  4. You will be helped with the final fit-test.
  5. You can a second bra and we will teach you how to do the butterfly lace.

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More Info


Our  dates for Beginner Bra-101:

October 18 & 19 (Wed/Thurs) 2017 **3 SPOTS LEFT**

$250.00 CAD

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Bring to Class:

• Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
• Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
• Stretch 75/11 or ballpoint 70/10 machine needles (available on site)
• 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
• Topstitching foot or a stitch-in-the-ditch foot
• Regular polyester thread in white or a pastel colour (available on site)
• Blue Washout marker (available on site)
• Drafting paper, scotch tape to make revisions to the pattern
• Zig-zag sewing machine in good working order
• The foot pedal and power cords for the machine above!
• Basic sewing supplies including spare bobbins, a seam ripper, pins, tape measure,
extra needles, seam gauge etc
• A kit that includes the pattern and the class handout plus all fabric, findings, elastics
and underwires is included in the class
• Please mark all your supplies with your name. We are not responsible for any loss.

Print PDF of supplies list and directions to Bra-makers Supply Classroom
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Fill out the form to have one of our staff get in touch with you and guide you to the most appropriate class for your skill level or your needs.

or call 905 538 1396

(Staff will be available Monday-Friday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM EST to get in touch about your class reservation request. All reservations are confirmed by email or phone and Bra-makers Supply will confirm that you have the prerequisite skills required for every class you wish to take, before taking payment or deposit and booking you for your preferred class. We want to ensure you have a satisfying and successful experience as well as fun in our classroom.)


I am absolutely thrilled with my experience at Bra-Makers Supply. I took the 2 day Beginner Bra 101 with Beverley and Denise. While Beverley did my fitting and altered my pattern (which resulted in a perfect fit), Denise patiently walked all of us through each step of construction. Her instructions were detailed and offered extra bits of information not found in the pattern booklet. Any anomaly in my bra was due to not following instructions as closely as I had been directed. And now I know how to do better next time. I have a fair amount of experience with sewing and building various types of garments, and am happy to be adding a new skill set to my repertoire. I haven’t been this excited about something for quite some time!! One step closer to being able to build my entire wardrobe! Thanks so much Denise and Beverley.

Laura W.

Was in the November beginner bra class, and made a great bra – finally, a bra that fits! Great class, lots of support for the search for the holy grail, that is a great bra – and lots of inspiration for more creative versions. Can’t wait to do another class…… Highly recommend it for all who aspire to a custom foundation garment – yay Bev and team!

Beverly H. – Guelph, Ontario

I took the beginner class in December..loved it can’t wait to take another class..waiting for the Shelley class

Wendy P. – via Facebook

I took a beginner class and made my first classic bra…. It fits like it was designed for me! If u have a chance to take a class I strongly recommend it! Worth every cent…. Can’t wait to make more and fill up my closet! Also signed up for her craftsy classes to refer to at home. Great store too… Incredible selection of lace!

Danielle K. – Hamilton, Ontario

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What do I need to bring to class?

For a list of materials you need to bring to class see the materials list by clicking here.

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