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 […]

Bra sewing patterns new to the shop!

Elan bra pattern 645 | Bra sewing patterns

I’m pleased to announce that I am now selling bra sewing patterns! Needle Nook Patterns I am now stocking the Bra Elite and Queen Bra Elite sewing patterns from Needle Nook Fabrics in the USA. Whilst they’re not my own patterns, I’m excited to be bringing a bit of variety to the UK making bras.   […]

Part 2: How to make a Lace Bra

Pink Lace Bra

Part 2: How to make a lace bra Continuing on from yesterday’s post on how to make a lace bra: Part 1 This post will cover: Sewing underwire casing to bra cups Attaching elastic to the armhole Attaching the hook and eye bra fastener Making and attaching your straps Inserting the underwire and sewing that casing closed […]

Part 1: How to make a Lace Bra

Pink Lace Bra

Want to know how to make a lace bra? Here’s a quick guide on how to make one. This post will cover: Making up your bra cups Attaching your cups to your bridge Sewing the wings to the frame Attaching underband elastic Please note this set of instructions is for a bra with cradle. Don’t know what […]