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Make your own Bra Sewing Course

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Duration: 4 weeks x 3 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced



Pretty or practical, well-fitting bras can be expensive and tricky to find. So... create your own! Increase your knowledge, work with stretch or bias-cut woven fabrics, open a world of sewing and a new section of your me-made wardrobe in this 4 week bra making course with the wonderful, Susan from Measure Twice Cut Once Patterns.

We welcome women, men and non-binary sewists, fairly confident at sewing, to create a fitted wired bra. Multiple fit bras may need to be sewn and tested in class to create your perfect fit but we've allowed experimentation time to kick off your journey.

Attendees should have completed 2 or more garments of any kind following a commercial pattern prior to attending, to get the most out of the intermediate / advanced content. Attendees should be fully competent in operating a sewing machine, comfortable reading patterns and working on their own (see Beginners Learn to Sew Clothing first, if you don't fit this criteria). Refunds will not be available if you have incorrectly assumed your skill level for this course.


Walk away with a bra that suits your needs. We've compiled a list of commercial and independent bra patterns that will be emailed to you upon booking in. Choose a pattern from the list that best suits your style, underwire, non underwire, binder, plus size, mastectomy or enhanced breasts, are available, please email us any requirements so we can help find a suitable pattern. If you have a preferred bra pattern, contact us. We want to make sure you've picked something to suit your skill level and allocated time.

Most bras need to be fully finished using the actual fabrics and findings you intend to wear in order to correctly asses fit. We suggest purchasing extra fabric for your first or "fitting" bra or buying fabric with similar properties and weight for testing with.

Bobbin and Ink is an LGBTQI+ safe space and this course welcomes women, men and anyone identifying otherwise. We welcome all bodies and genders to this course.

The course runs for 3 hours per class across 4 weeks. Please let us know in advance if you need to use our sewing machines.

With a maximum number of 6 students per class, you'll get comforting one-on-one time with your knowledgeable teacher, Susan Goodwin of Measure Twice Cut Once.

Can't find a date that suits you? Email us to join our waiting list and we'll let you know when new dates are available.


  • Choosing correct needle, threads and stitch settings for working with woven, stretch lingerie fabrics and elastics.
  • Reading and working with paper patterns.
  • Choosing the right type of fabric and notions for your project.
  • Techniques used for cutting and working with fabrics with stretch / non-stretch properties.
  • Taking complex measurements and shaping garments to fit.


    • 12 hours of professional tuition
    • Sewing machine use or bring your own.
    • Access to our cutting tables and mannequins.
    • Endless tea, coffee and bickies!


    • Wired bra pattern of your choice.
    • Supplies to complete the pattern of your choice for a fitting bra and, if time permits, final bra. Please refer to your pattern and get all the necessary components including lining, elastics and hardware.
    • Other components necessary for completing your pattern: thread and needles for your machine, elastic, lace or trims you'd like to integrate into your project. We have some basic supplies available on-site, let us know if you require anything prior to class.*
    • A working sewing machine with compatible needles. We have machines you can borrow if necessary. We recommend bringing universal size 80 or 90 needles, Stretch or Jersey needles size 80 or 90 and Microtex needles size 80 or 90.*
    • Sewing Kit – thread snips, fabric scissors, fabric pins, water soluble pen/ chalk pencils/tailors chalk, measuring tape, rotary cutter and seam-ripper. If you don't have the above, these supplies are available to purchase in-store if necessary.*
    • A close fitting tank top/ lightweight singlet to wear. We will be measuring each other and trying on revealing garments in class.
    • Notebook and pen.
    • Wear closed-in shoes and no loose jewellery.

    *Marked items can be purchased in store, if you don't already have these.
     with any questions you might have.

    Bobbin and Ink is an LGBTIQ safe space and this course welcomes women, men and anyone identifying otherwise.

    Can't find a date that suits you? Email us to join our waiting list and we'll let you know when new dates are available.

        This Class is subject to Bobbin and Ink's Cancellation Policy.
        Please read it on our Terms and Conditions page before booking.