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Introduction to Bra Making - Weekend

Donna Whitaker of Curvy Girls are Chic, will guide us through making a underwire bra through a customized pattern. In this class you will learn how to measure the breasts for a custom fit, cut, sew, fit, and alter a custom underwire bra.

In this class we will use The Eve Bra pattern which is a classic custom fit pattern.  The pattern is designed to work with regular wires but has frames available for other wire shapes.  The pattern is available in a wide range of band sizes from 28 to 52 and a large variety of cup sizes.

The beginner class will only teach one view; the underwire regular bra. This workshop has two options – the evening workshop which is less intense and held over four evenings and the weekend workshop held over one evening and two days. 

The Workshop

The Workshop registration fee covers basic bra construction materials in a kit. The kit contains enough fabric and findings to make two bras (one muslin created in the workshop, and the other you create at home.)

The cost of the weekend Workshop is $379, which includes one evening and two daytime classes (6 hours each, Basic Bra Making Kit included, [Pattern and wire are purchase separately] and use of Shop equipment is included) 

The workshop class begins at 6:00 PM on Friday, Saturday 10:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM, and the last day is Sunday where we begin at 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. You may arrive 30 minutes prior to class to set up your machine and other materials. We will break for 1 hour for lunch (Sat and Sun), you may bring a sandwich and snacks for lunch. We have limited refrigerator space.

Day One – meet and greet, size fitting, review the pattern, instructions, wire and frame fit, lay out pattern cut frame

Day Two – Cut out cups, begin sewing, and fit

Day Three – finish sewing and fit adjustments


Workshop Location Information

If you are local to the area, Sew Chic Fabrics and Crafts Storefront and Studio is located within a 5-minute walk from the Rhode Island Avenue Bus Station. If you’re planning to drive in, there is metered on-street parking, and a parking lot located in the back on a first come first served basis.

You can bring a water bottle and your lunch for Saturday and Sunday. There is also a pizza shop and Glut grocer nearby.

Please review our Classes and Workshop Policy before registering. 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Basic knowledge of cutting, sewing, fitting things together
Materials Included: Basic Bra Making Kit IS INCLUDED in the class
Requirements: Knowledge of threading a sewing machine Knowledge of basic sewing (how components fit together, notches, zig zag stitching) Purchase of Pattern is required and not included in the class Purchase of Bra Underwires are not included in the class
Instructor: Donna Whitaker
Includes three session days, basic kit bra making kit, sewing machine, and tools to use in class. Does include Basic Bra Kit

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.