Bra Making Course ✄✄✄

Bra Making Course ✄✄✄

Learn to make and alter your perfect bra

Over 20 people have attended this class


This has been a long time in development, one of our most requested courses - BRA MAKING! 

In the 16-hour course, students make a toile bra first and learn pattern adjustments before cutting into their fabulous final bra fabric. Learn to make a bra with multiple cup pattern pieces (this means more support), with wires, with hooks and eyes, with adjustable straps and full (wider) band. 


  1. Making a toile bra
  2. Fitting the toile and adjusting your pattern
  3. Making your final bra

You will cover:

  • How to take measurements for bra-making
  • Size selection
  • Tracing the pattern 
  • Cutting technique for lingerie fabrics
  • Identifying bra hardware and notions
  • Machine settings, needle selection and sewing technique
  • Bra anatomy and constructing a bra cup with multiple pattern pieces
  • Using lace and decorative fabrics in lingerie
  • Simplex, duoplex, power mesh and bra fabrics
  • Using underwire channeling and inserting underwires
  • Creating adjustable bra straps
  • How to adjust the pattern for a great fit

Bra making is really enjoyable... perhaps even addictive. It might be the appeal of learning to use all the hardware, getting your technique better and of course, it is hugely impressive to tell friends "I've been making these beautiful bras". Browsing online for the laces, fabrics and hardware will lead to hours of planning pretty, functional bras. Learning the intricacies of bra making with a teacher will make you feel exceptionally accomplished. 

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • Sewing a toile bra
  • Fitting the toile and pattern adjustments
  • Sewing a final bra from gorgeous fabrics

What you will get

  • Students will make a toile and adjust pattern pieces + make a final fashion bra
  • Supportive learning, detailed instructions and a BRA!
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • The Bra Making Supplies for your toile and final bra are listed in the confirmation email
  • Students need to purchase a copy of the bra pattern, details in your confirmation email (if you want to use a different pattern - please email us to discuss)

What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ Sewciopath!: You have been using sewing patterns you pick up at Spotty, buy online from indie designers or download and print. The garments you have been making are from a wide variety of woven and knit fabrics, including challenging materials like silk blends. You are keen to gain knowledge that will allow you to alter patterns, improve the fit of garments, achieve impressive results and learn couture sewing techniques.

Bra making suppliers | | |

Thread Den

(1151 Reviews)

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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4.8 (8 reviews)
Rachellerated it
20 Jun 2022
As always thread Den's class was great and Danielle is fab !
Emmarated it
19 Jun 2022
I learnt so many new sewing skills, made a beautiful garment that I’ll definitely wear and met some lovely people!
Catherinerated it
15 Mar 2021
I've long been wanting to make my own bras but was daunted by the prospect of fitting a foundation garment and didn't know where to start in terms of the materials and notions required. So I was very excited to discover that Thread Den offered a bra making course. With the disruptions caused by COVID, I ended up waiting a couple of years to do this class and it was worth the wait. The instructor Jen was lovely and somehow managed to simplify the fitting process. I now feel very well-equipped to tackle any bra pattern.
Thread Den 07 Apr 2021

That's great to hear you felt at ease with the fitting, thanks so much for the feedback - Jen

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be offered a full refund, credit or transfer.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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