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The Sewing and Life Adventures of Emerald Erin. Sew Your Own Bra in Craftsy's Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit. Make the most supportive, comfortable bras you've ever owned.

Sew Your Own Bra in Craftsy's Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit

Get step-by-step guidance for sewing bras with a flawless fit. Create custom-fit bras with your home sewing machine alongside expert instructor Beverly Johnson. Choose the perfect fabric, pattern and size. Use stretch to your advantage as you cut out your pattern pieces. Then, create the cups, add the straps, sew the side seams and attach the cups to the bra’s frame. Lesson plan Lesson 1. Meet your "fairy bra mother," Beverly Johnson, and learn about the construction of a classic, full-band bra suitable for all bust sizes. Lesson 2. Get started with your bra sewing by laying out your pattern pieces and cutting out your fabric according to the direction of greatest stretch. Lesson 3. Elastic is the key to your bra's effectiveness in providing comfortable support. Lesson 4. Finish up your bra with topstitched channeling, back straps with sliders, and a hook-and-eye closure. Lesson 5. Lesson 6. Lesson 7. . - EbrodzDallas, TX. Custom bras and lingerie in Calgary area.

Bra-making Sew Along. During this sew-along, we walked through the process of fitting and sewing a basic underwired bra pattern.

Bra-making Sew Along

We took our time so we could get to know the patterns and learn how to make design and pattern changes for style. Please note: This sew-along ran in January 2013, so the Flickr group is now closed. Bra-making Sew Along: Measuring for Fit. Hello everyone and welcome to the first day of the Bra-making Sew Along!

Bra-making Sew Along: Measuring for Fit

I am so excited to have such a diverse group of women from all over the world joining along. And I’m glad you all share my enthusiasm for sewing lingerie. New Year, new skills, new bras! Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to sew along with you and share how I like to make my bras. My personal passion is in design and pattern-making, and I hope to impart how easy and fun it is to do some design magic to a bra pattern.

Along the way, please feel free to share your own tips and experience with each other, either here in the comments or in the Flickr group. 50 minds are better than one! On an organizational note, I’ve updated the schedule on the central Bra-making Sew Along page so you can see where we are at and what’s coming up. So, let’s get down to business–measuring business! Bra Sewing Tutorial: Learn to Make Your Own Sassy Bra. It might feel intimidating, but branching out into sewing your own lingerie can be much easier than one might think.

Bra Sewing Tutorial: Learn to Make Your Own Sassy Bra

It’s really satisfying to have the secret of a cute handmade bra under your dress. And because it takes such little fabric, it’s a wonderful way to use up some favorite scraps or to splurge on something pricy, since the projects require so little fabric. Learn How to Make a Bra, Panties & Slip in This FREE Guide! Learn how to sew classy, custom lingerie you’ll love with this free downloadable PDF guide, available exclusively on Craftsy.Get My FREE Guide » Orange Lingerie. Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction reveals the secrets of bra couturiers, teaching you what you have always wanted to know about fitting and sewing your own bras.

Orange Lingerie

With easy-to-follow instructions, color photos, and a guide to sourcing materials, this book has everything you need to make your own professional looking bras in no time at all. Whether you are a home sewer or an aspiring lingerie designer, this book is for you! “Not only does custom bra maker Norma Loehr sew wonderfully, she’s smart – so her well thought out and beautifully presented work on bra making has resulted in a book that inspires and educates.”Susan Khalje, Author, Bridal Couture and Linen and Cotton and Contributing Editor for Threads Magazine “I’ve had the privilege of testing Norma’s book before its release, and it’s an absolute must buy for anyone interested in sewing their own bras (seriously, there’s one gem of bridge fitting advice in there alone that’s worth the purchase price!).”

Marlborough Bra in Wine and Black. Orange Lingerie. Press & Peel a new Bra! Here at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference, we were lucky to have a student in our class who found a new way of cloning garments.

Press & Peel a new Bra!

When we combined that method with some bra-making ingenuity, the results were nothing less than spectacular! Traditional cloning is done with the bra cup pinned out to a foam core board. This takes time (about one hour) and the accuracy of the result is due largely to the accuracy and skill of the person doing the pinning. If she pulls too far, or not enough, the results can be less than perfect. In this new method, it is as easy as can be, thanks to some advances made in the KITCHEN! You need to wear the bra to be cloned - this pushes the cup out to the correct shape and size. Tear off a strip of the Press & Seal and press it to the bra over one section. it will stick to the fabric very nicely Use a permanent marker to trace to the seamline (not the topstitching line) around that section, taking care to have the cup as smooth as possible.