Cut and Sew Foam Bra-Making Class (1 day)


Cut and Sew Foam Bra-Making Class (1 day)

If you have wanted a foam lined bra to “hide the headlights” or to smooth your profile under t-shirts, but you do not care for the padded look of pre-formed foam cups, the Cut and Sew Foam Bra-Making Class is for you!

Cut-and-sew cups have many advantages. Besides being made of a lightweight foam fabric, you can use virtually ANY stretch fabric to cover the cups – even fabrics way too stretchy to use in a regular bra. Best of all, you use your own bra pattern to create the foam cup so all of your lift and shaping is retained. In this class, you will learn the tricks of the trade to sew it up and finish the top edge with a professional look. You must be familiar with the construction of a bra and have a well-fitting bra pattern in order to attend this course.

Rental machines are available for $10 if you don’t want to bring your own machine. Just let us know so we can have one set up for you.

$150.00 CAD

Please note:

• Class begins at 10 am and ends at 4:00 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.

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

Cut and Sew Foam Bra-Making Class (1 day)

If you have wanted a foam lined bra to “hide the headlights” or to smooth your profile under t-shirts, but you do not care for the padded look of pre-formed foam cups, the Cut and Sew Foam Bra-Making Class is for you!

$150.00 CAD

Reserve your spot by calling us at 905-538-1396

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What you get in the class

You get the foam lining, the fabric, duoplex and power net for the class, plus all the elastics, findings and hardware. We do not supply the pattern because we are going to teach you how to alter your own pattern to accept foam. So, remember to bring your bra pattern from the Beginner Bra Class!

Skill Level

Virtually all of the classes we teach are intermediate level classes. If you know how to set in a sleeve, we know you can make a bra. We don’t teach you how to sew, but we can teach you how to sew a bra.

Lesson Plan


You are going to love the cut and sew foam bra class! In the first hour of the class, you are going to see some fabulous cut and sew foam bras that we have sewn for ourselves. You’ll see lots of different applications using foam for bras, including lace and fabric overlays, and a shaped lace band. Once you have chosen your desired “look” you can choose the foam colour as well as the fabric and lace (if you decide to use lace). The we will teach you what changes you need to make to your well-fitting Classic Bra pattern in order to be used with foam. Once you draft the pattern and cut out the pieces you are ready to sew.


You will start right after lunch by sewing the elastics on the band. We use a slightly different construction sequence with foam, but don’t worry, it is not difficult at all. The band finished, you can now cover your cups with fabric. It takes a careful and patient touch to get the fabric just right on a foam cup, but after a short time, everyone’s cups look fantastic and they are ready to sew into the already-finished frame. Now you can sew on the channel and finish the bra. Once again, we love to take pictures of the bras you’ve finished!

More Info


Reserve your spot for the next class by calling 905-538-1396


Bring to Class: 

  • Bring your bra pattern to this class. We will be using it to make the pattern for the cut and sew foam bra.
  • The foam, fabric and bra-making supplies are included in this class. However if you have special
    fabric or lace you would prefer to bring, please feel free to do so!
  • Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
  • Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
  • Stretch 75/11 machine needles (available on site)
  • 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
  • Regular polyester thread (available on site)
  • Washout marker (available on site)
  • Drafting paper, hip curve, and ruler, scotch tape, pencil to draft 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
  • 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


I have sewn for many MANY years, and struggled with making a bra that really fit the way it is supposed to. Beverly’s classes gave me the information and practical skills I needed to finally make the perfect bra for me. This class has expanded my horizons even further. Now I have a whole drawer full of beautiful, well fitting different bras, just as if I were the perfect RTW size with a unlimited bank account. I can’t say enough good about this class. Take it! Take them all.You won’t regret it.

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Have a question? Contact us.


What do I need to bring to the Cut and Sew Foam Bra-making Class?

For a complete list of materials you need to bring to the class, please click here

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