Fitting and Support for Plus Sizes 5 day class


Fitting and Support for Plus Sizes (5 days)

This class is a combination of  Fitting and Support for Plus Sizes and the Power Bars class.  You will learn how to fit these larger cup sizes as well as the larger frame sizes using fabrics and styles that support well and make the job easier. Learn to change the seam lines and use support elements such as slings and power bars to create supportive, well-fitting bras specific to the needs of the plus-sized woman or larger cup sizes.

The Fitting and Support for Plus Sizes is recommended for advanced or professional bra-makers. This 5 day class is spent working with plus sizes only – other smaller sizes will not be covered.  You must have your own well-fitting bra pattern or be sewing bras for others. You will learn to draft each of the many types of support elements, then make samples of them so you will always have them for reference. If time permits, learn to draft and insert mastectomy bra pockets, make them to fit your bra pattern, as well as any existing bra.

Machines available for rent for students who do not wish to bring their own machine. Machine rental is $50 for the 5 days.

$900.00 CAD

Please note: 

• Class begins at 9:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Doors open at 9:30 am.
• You can bring your lunch or you can buy lunch out. We have a fridge, sink and microwave in our classroom kitchen.

Plus Size Fitting

The Fitting and Support for Plus Sizes Class is for advanced or professional bra-makers. This 5 day class is spent working with all types of fabrics, styles, fitting techniques and support elements especially suited to the plus size woman.

Five day class.  $900.00 CAD

What’s included in the class

The class includes the class notes, as well as the materials to make all the reference samples you will be making in the class.

Skill Level

You must be familiar with the construction of a basic bra as this will not be taught, however we do teach the specifics of attaching power bars, slings and collars, as well as how to make a pocketed bra.

More Info


The next available dates for the Power Bars/ Pockets/ Slings class:

This class has been combined with the Fitting and Support for Plus Sizes.

May 11 – 15, 2020

Call 905-538-1396 for more information.


The class includes the fabrics necessary to make the samples of the slings and techniques taught in the class. We also supply a sample size pattern for you to work with in the class.

Bring to Class: 

  • • Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
    • Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
    • Stretch 75/11 machine needles (available for purchase on site)
    • 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
    • Regular polyester thread (available for purchase on site)
    • Washout marker (available for purchase on site)
    • Drafting paper, ruler, scotch tape, pencil etc. to trace the pattern (available for use)
    • 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.

Reserve your spot by calling 905-538-1396

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When does the class start and end?

Classes start at 9:30 am and end at 4 pm, however the doors open at 9:30.

Where do I get lunch?

We have a small kitchen with microwave, fridge and toaster oven, so you can bring your own lunch. There are also several fine restaurants and cafes in close walking distance of the store.

What about a sewing machine?

You will always do your best work on your own sewing machine, however that is not always possible. We have sewing machines available for rent for your use in the class. $50 is the rental fee for this 5 day class.

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