Newbie Book Bundle Bra-Making Kit
Hungry to get started? Save money with our Newbie Book Bundle Bra-Making Kit! We have made it simple for you to get started on your bra-making adventure, with everything you need to make your first two bras – without the guesswork. Just choose your pattern style, pattern size, bra kit colours, and we do the rest! The bra kits include a generous amount of materials, enough to make the largest bra pattern size.
The Newbie Book Bundle includes the Bra-makers Manual, one Pin-up Girls Bra pattern (either the Classic Full Band Bra, the Shelley Full Band Bra, or the Linda Partial Band Bra) and TWO single bra kits in any of the colours listed. We offer the package to you at a savings of $15. The separate price of the three items is $165.
Underwires are NOT included and must be ordered separately. To find your correct underwire style and size, please see the Underwire Size Chart.
Included in the Kit:
Included in the Newbie Book Bundle Bra-Making Kit:
- 1 copy of the Bra-makers Manual
- 1 Bra Pattern of your choice (either the Classic Bra, the Shelley Bra, or the Linda Bra)
- 2 bra kits, each including the following:
- Duoplex fabric for cups
- Power Net fabric for bands (Doubleknit Powernet may be substituted if necessary)
- Top Band Elastic
- Bottom Band Elastic
- Strap Elastic
- Neckline Trim
- Underwire Channeling
- Sliders and Rings for adjustable straps
- Hook and Eye Closure for the back
- A decorative bow for the front
*Please note that underwires are not included. If you will be using underwires in your bra, please see our Underwire size chart to determine your correct underwire size and type. You will notice 3 different underwire styles listed on the chart – WR, WL, and WX. Click on the underwire type listed for your size.
To purchase another bra kit separately, please see our Single Bra Kit.
Patterns and Sizes Available:
This pattern uses a unique sizing system, called the Bottom Cup Depth Sizing Method (BCD). All BCD sizes from 2.25 through 7.5 are included in this one pattern which offers the equivalent of over 100 ready-to-wear sizes. This includes the “in-between” sizes that ready-to-wear does not carry!
While wearing your best-fitting non-padded bra, be sure to hold the tape flat against your body and do not twist. Measure your BOTTOM CUP DEPTH, which is the measurement from the apex seam following the curve of the breast down to the seam at the wireline on the lower cup pattern piece – that is the Bottom Cup Depth. This number (in inches) is the pattern size you will use. For example, if you measure 5.25” BCD, you will trace the 5.25 size for all pieces.
Next, measure your RIB CAGE, pulling the tape snug against the skin but not tight. If you measure 34” on the rib cage, you will trace to the line marked 34 on the 5.25 band pattern piece.
The unique feature of the BCD system of sizing is that is the cup you’ve chosen is too small or too large, you simply make the next BCD size up or down.
Included in the Newbie Book Bundle Bra-Making Kit are two complete bra kits (not including the underwires). Choose two of the same colour or two different colours. The kits are available in 14 of our beautiful standard colours – White, Ivory, Peach, Pink, Fuchsia, Red, Black Cherry, Lilac, Turquoise, Navy Blue, Beige, Chocolate, Platinum, Light Copper, and Black.