Class Set

Sew Bras with Beverly Johnson 3-Class Set


Item: W0909E


Create custom-fit bras alongside expert instructor Beverly Johnson! Choose your perfect fabric, pattern, and size as you learn to modify and complement your shape. From adding lace to cups and bridges to cut-and-sew foam, learn the skills to create your new favorite bra.

For a more detailed summary of each class included in this set, see the “Classes Included” tab below.

NOTE: After purchase, all individual classes within this set will be made available in your Craftsy account. You will be able to enjoy your purchased classes within your library anytime without losing access.

Classes Included

 Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit (3h 43m)
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. Learn professional techniques for applying elastic to the bottom bands, top bands, and neckline for greater comfort. Build structure with an optional underwire and keep it in place with bar tacks. Finish your bra beautifully with topstitched channeling, adjustable back straps, and a hook-and-eye closure. Along the way, learn to personalize patterns for your unique curves: Adjust strap length, fix a gaping or too-snug band, alter the bridge between cups, and fit cups perfectly by adjusting their size and shape. Upgrade from ready-to-wear’s generic fit – sew flawless bras personalized for you!

Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques (3h 18m)
Start with a well-fitting pattern, then use it to design, draft and make your own bras! Learn how with lessons from sewing expert Beverly Johnson. Start by easily turning a full-band bra pattern into a partial-band bra. Next, learn to change the neckline and design the straps you want. Move on to modifying bra frames, creating the world’s thinnest band and making front closures. Bring greater comfort and style to the back of your bra by modifying the width of your fabric or angling the closure downwards. Then, discover how to support and complement your shape with power bars. You’ll even find out how to make cup size discrepancies disappear by drafting your own alterations!

Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace & Beyond (2h 27m)
Discover how to make a lace bra with custom coverage and supportive style alongside fairy bra-mother and sewing expert Beverly Johnson. Using your favorite bra pattern, you’ll begin by learning how to add lace to cups, bridges and partial- or full-band bras. Love the support of foam cups? Beverly will show you how to use cut-and-sew foam for versatile styles, shapes and sizes. You’ll see how to modify your pattern to make room for the foam and get step-by-step guidance for creating a balconette and demi-cup bra. If a seamless cup is what you seek, you’ll discover how to choose, fit and place pre-formed foam cups in your bras. Plus, you’ll even get tips for covering your cups with wrinkle-free fabric and lace.

Your Instructor

Beverly Johnson

After years of sewing her own dance costumes and swimwear, Beverly Johnson began teaching bra making in 1995. She has shared her immense knowledge of techniques for sewing bras, swimwear and intimate apparel ever since. Beverly is the owner of Bra-Makers Supply, which carries specialty patterns, fabric and findings. Her books include “Make and Fit Swimwear” and two volumes of “The Bra-Maker’s Manual,” which have become textbooks in some fashion schools.

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to 3 PDFs containing  25 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.

Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit - Supplies and Resources

Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques - Supplies, Resources and Templates

Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace and Beyond - Supplies and Resources