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!

We want all students to have the best bra-making experience possible, so it is imperative that you know how to sew before you come to any of our classes. If you are comfortable setting in a sleeve without instructions in front of you, you can sew a bra! If you need to brush up on your sewing skills, please consider doing that before you register for this class! Thank you for understanding.

Rental machines are available for $20 if you don’t want to bring your own machine. Just let us know so we can have one set up for you.

$275.00 CAD + HST (13%)

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.

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!

$275.00 CAD + HST (13%)

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

More Info


Next available dates for Beginner Bra-101

February 22 & 23, 2019

March 22 & 23, 2019

April 26 & 27, 2019

May 24 & 25, 2019

June 7 & 8, 2019

July 15 & 16, 2019

July 18 & 19, 2019

August 7 & 8, 2019

September 20 & 21, 2019

October 18 & 19, 2019

November 29 & 30, 2019

$275.00 CAD

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


Bring to Class:

• Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters). We have several mats available for use.
• Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
• Stretch 75/11 (preferred) or ballpoint 70/10 machine needles (available on site)
• 1/4″ foot (optional) or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
• Topstitching foot or a stitch-in-the-ditch foot (optional)
• Regular polyester thread.   A light or pastel colour is recommended (available on site)
• Blue Washout marker (available on site)
• 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 bra kit, pattern and class handouts are included in the class.


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

Have a question? Contact us.

Reserve your spot by calling 905 538 1396


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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