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Online Class

Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit

$17.87$40.00
Format

Online Class

$17.87

DVD

$17.87

Make the most supportive, comfortable bras you've ever owned. Get step-by-step guidance for sewing bras with a flawless fit.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable bra supply cards, underwire and fabric guides and fitting tips
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Beverly Johnson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
23:13
Meet your "fairy bra mother," Beverly Johnson, and learn about the construction of a classic, full-band bra suitable for all bust sizes. Beverly will show you how to measure yourself to choose the correct size, what to look for in a pattern and the best fabrics to start with.
2. Constructing the Bra: Cup & Frame
45:13
3. Constructing the Bra: Applying the Elastic
34:16
4. Constructing the Bra: Hardware & Finishing
34:52
5. Fitting the Bra, Part One
32:26
6. Fitting the Bra, Part Two
27:41
7. Bra Embellishments
25:42

Recommended with this class

  • Bra hardware as listed in your class materials
  • Strap elastic
  • Underwire pair (optional)

Taught by

Beverly Johnson
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.

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