Tutorial: How to sew a bra strap with 3 easy design variations

How to make bra straps | Tutorial

One of the best things about sewing your own lingerie is the ability to make it entirely custom-fit – no more worries about bra straps digging in or sliding off your shoulders! Comfortable bra straps use firm strap elastic, rings, and adjusters. The adjusters are a practical component, allowing you to adjust the length of the […]

Bra sewing basics: Should I make a bra toile?

Make a bra toile

When sewing a pattern for the first time, it’s normal to make a toile, or mock-up. This test-run allows you to make any necessary alterations for the pattern to fit your body. Whilst it’s always tempting to dive straight in to a project in the excitement of starting something new, taking the time out to sew a toile […]

New Bra Making Supplies Added to the Shop!

Bra making supplies | Bra making Kits | UK | Elise Patterns

I’ve been busy adding lots of new bra making supplies to the shop recently. If you’ve liked my Instagram page, you’ll have seen these pictures pop up in your timeline. And if you haven’t, then be sure to follow @elisepatterns on Instagram to see everything first! I’ve got gorgeous new elastic and underwire casings in beautiful colours such […]

Chelsea bra sewing pattern released

Chelsea Bra Sewing Pattern

Introducing the Chelsea Bra Sewing Pattern The newest sewing pattern from Elise Patterns. Available printed or as an instant pdf download. The Chelsea bra sewing pattern is a beautiful underwired sewing pattern for ladies with a bust size between 30C to 40E. Perfect for people who fancy something a bit more contemporary whilst still supportive.   The […]

Learn how to make a bra workshop in Wales


  Announcing a new bra workshop in Wales in collaboration with Thimble Studios I’m super pleased to be announcing that I’m running a bra workshop in Wales with the lovely Camille from Thimble studios. I’ve never been to Carmarthen but i’m super excited about visiting! If you’re in the area and fancy learning how to […]