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May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on 22nd September 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on 31st January 2022 at 10:00 am
Bra Making is not difficult if you have a general knowledge of sewing. Some people have laughed when I’ve mentioned making bras, but I always know when a lady has difficulty finding the right size. This course is for any one who can’t get a comfortable bra. 7 out of 10 ladies are probably wearing the wrong size to begin with!! I have made sample bras to try on. When we get the right size, adjustments can be made to fit your own needs.
Then the whole process of making the bra will begin, we will cover making the cups, elastic strapping, rings & sliders, wires (which are comfortable when you get the right size!) fastenings & finishing.
Once you get the hang of 1/4” seams and working with fine stretch fabric, making a bra only takes a couple of hours! You can get between two & four bras out of 1/2 a metre of fabric, so its cost effective too. Book early for this one as it sells out fast!
Fittings will be at 1.30, on the dates below. Fittings only take about 10mins
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Monday 17th January 2022
If you can’t make it to the fitting day, you can make your sample bra in a standard size on the day & have a fitting at lunchtime. A pattern will then be sent on to you.
All course materials are included in the price.
Our workshops are run from our workroom above the English Couture Company shop in the beautiful village of Syston in Leicestershire. The room is light & airy & will take up to 8 students. We have Janome Memory craft 6600 machine for all our students. This means you don’t have to bring your machine with you. There are also overlockers available if needed. We have a good supply of the basic sewing equipment for you to use on the course.
There is always tea, coffee & biscuits provided at any time during the day. You will have to provide your own lunch. There are shops near to the studio where you can buy lunch or Ann, our friendly sandwich maker will deliver freshly made food which you can order when you get here. You can bring a packed lunch as an alternative.
The shop is available for students to buy anything they need for their projects during the day. You are very welcome to shop after the course finishes.
All our full day courses start at 10am & finish at around 4pm. Due to the comprehensive knowledge & personalised tuition operated throughout all the workshops, they can sometimes over run.
If you need any further information on this course call Michelle on
Once you have completed this course you can go on to do our Advanced Bra Making course.