Take it from this college dropout, you do not need to go to a prestigious fashion school to learn how to sew lingerie or be a lingerie designer. It is my goal to change the way traditional lingerie is taught and offer affordable bra making classes (these classes at universities, if they exist, can be over 1k), high-end, industry- quality fabrics and supplies that you can purchase and watch from the comfort of your own home.
In this class, learn the fundamentals of bra making that will set you up to move onto more intricate and complicated bra making projects. Students will learn about different fabrics and trims, how to use your fabrics and trims to fit a wide range of sizes, minor pattern adjustments, DOGS (directional of greatest stretch), cutting, and more. In the final session (there are three), students will sew and the Barrett bralette, a size-inclusive style available in sizes XS-4XL), from start to finish!
DIY kits are strongly encouraged. Click here to view all the Barrett DIY kits.
1. Types of lingerie trims, fabrics and linings
2. How to use your fabrics and trims to fit a wide range of sizes
3. Finding your size
4. Underwire bra versus bralette
5. Full bust versus plus size lingerie
1. Favorite bra making tools
2. Direction of greatest stretch (DOGS)
3. Cutting out your pattern
4. Pattern adjustments
1. Sewing the Barrett bralette, a size-inclusive style available in sizes XS-3XL, from start to finish. The Barrett bralette
is a pull on bralette that has adjustable shoulder straps, a triangle cut out at center front and an elastic band at the
bottom. This style was chosen because it will expose you to stretch fabrics, elastic and trims.