Pick-a Jewel! Cut and Sew Foam Class 2-Days


NEW!  The Jewel Series!

Cut and Sew Foam Bra-Making Class (2 days)

This class is based on three of our newest patterns, the Ruby, Sapphire, and Amethyst.   This bra lends itself to the profile of the T-shirt bra. You will learn the tricks of the trade to sew up a foam lined cup without the padded look of pre-formed foam cups!  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.

$250.00 CAD

Please note:

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


Cut & Sew Foam

2-Day Class

At the Pick-a-Jewel Class, you will pick your pattern

$250.00 CAD

Call 905-538-1396 to reserve your spot.

What you get in the class

In the Pick-a-Jewel class, you will receive one of the Jewel patterns or we can use your well-fitting bra pattern to draft a ‘custom for you’ cut and sew foam cup bra.  Fabrics, lace, findings and wires will be included in the class fee.

Skill Level


While bra sewing is not difficult it does require a certain amount of skill. We like to say “if you can set in a sleeve you can make a bra.” You do need to bring your bra pattern with you to this class so we can change it into the Shelley pattern.

Lesson Plan

Day One

You are going to love the cut and sew foam bra class! In the first day of the class, you are going to see some fabulous cut and sew foam bras that we have sewn, including the Ruby, Sapphire and Amethyst. You’ll see lots of different applications using foam for bras, including lace and fabric overlays, and a shaped lace band.  We will fit you in the jewel bra and/or  we will teach you how to change your well-fitting Classic Bra pattern in order to be used with foam.  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).   Once your pattern is ready you can cut out the pieces you need to be ready to sew.  We use a slightly different construction sequence with foam, but don’t worry, it is not difficult at all, we will get you started on your foam bra.

Covering your cups with fabric 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.

Day Two

On the second day you will finish your bra and start working on a second bra.  We will show a variety of advanced finishing techniques for your straps, edge finishes with fold-over binding and lace that you can use on your next bra.  You will want to show off your beautiful bra to your friends!  Once again, we love to take pictures of the bras you’ve finished!

More Info


Watch for a new date next year.


Call 905-538-1396 if you are interested in this class, maybe we can set-up a date.


Please bring the following supplies

• Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
• Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
• Stretch 75/11 or ballpoint 70/10 machine needles (available on site)
• 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
• Topstitching foot or a stitch-in-the-ditch foot
• Regular polyester thread (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
• Please mark all your supplies with your name.

Jewel pattern provided or bring your well-fitting bra pattern to draft a ‘custom for you’ cut and sew foam cup bra.  Fabrics, lace, findings and wires will be provided.

Reserve your spot now by calling 905-538-1396


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What do I need to bring to the Pick-a-Jewel Class?

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

Reserve your spot by calling 905-538-1396

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amanda alyssa foam cup bra pattern PB-1014 from Bra-Makers Supply sample shown