Tutorial: how to cut a lace bra

Lace placement tutorial | Elise Patterns

The loveliest thing about sewing your own bras is being able to use beautiful materials – and as we explained in our guide to lace, there’s lots to choose from! Cutting patterned, scallop-edged lace takes some planning in order to get the best results. Here’s an easy tutorial to show you how to cut a lace […]

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 Making Basics: Adjust your bra pattern to fit your hook and eye

Adjust your bra pattern to fit your hook and eye

How to adjust your bra pattern to fit your hook and eye bra fastener You’ve bought your sewing pattern and your chosen hook and eye bra fastener is too big (or too small) for your sewing pattern – what do you do? Don’t panic! It’s pretty easy to adjust your bra pattern… Grab a pen, […]

How to put together PDF sewing patterns

how to print your PDF sewing pattern at home

You will need: A printer! Paper/Card Stock Paper Scissors Ruler/Tape Measure Tape 1. Print out your pattern Make sure that your printer does not have the option set ‘to scale’ or ‘fit to page’ ticked. If so, this will affect the pattern pieces by making them larger or smaller than they are intended to be. This is what my […]