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Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace & Beyond

Banish boring bras from your wardrobe! Elevate your skills as you learn techniques for adding style and support with lovely lace, flattering foam cups and more.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Beverly Johnson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Lace Edging on the Upper Cup
Meet Beverly Johnson, fairy bra-mother and sewing expert, and get started with techniques for adding beautiful lace edging to bras, working with your own well-fitting bra pattern. You'll learn to mirror and place lace, create a curved lace edge, and make stitch-and-flip linings for lace cups.
2. Lace on Band & Bridge
3. Cut & Sew Foam Cups
4. Demi & Balconette Cups With Cut & Sew Foam
5. Pre-Formed Foam Cups
6. Seamless Covers for Pre-Formed Cups

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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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