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Jenny Ambrose

Bra-Making Weekend Workshops

Bra-Making Weekend Workshops

Regular price $275.00 CAD
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Workshops coming up on Vancouver Island at The Makehouse (Victoria), The Spool (Courtenay) and The Spool Yard (Duncan). Registration will be open soon! 

Create your own bra during this weekend sewing intensive with Jenny Ambrose. This class is a great introduction to the world of sewing lingerie! 

Skill Level: Intermediate (Ages 18+) (If you're not sure about attending, please reach out to chat about your sewing experience!) 

Please note that as Jenny is a travelling workshop instructor, there are no make up classes available. Please make sure that you can attend both days in full to make sure you get the most out of your registration. 

Students will learn step-by-step how to make the bra. We will cover everything you need to know to make a professional looking undergarment using ONLY a sewing machine!

Skills include:

  • Choosing the correct size through a hands-on fitting process
  • Getting to know the basics of lingerie notions, fabrics, and supplies.
  • Elastic application
  • Construction techniques
  • Sewing adjustable straps
  • Attaching a hook and eye closure 
  • Finishing techniques to get a professional looking result

Weekend Itinerary


10:00 - Meet and Greet + Bra Fitting

10:30- 12:30 - Tracing Patterns + Cutting Fabrics

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch 

1:30 - 5:00 - Bra Construction 


10:00 - 12:30 -  Bra Construction + Finishing 

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch 

1:30 - 5:00 - Construction, fitting and pattern alterations * If time allows you can start your second bra!

Materials Required

(20% student discount on supplies from The Makehouse)

Jenny will provide your tester packs but you will need the following supplies. Please purchase your supplies before the start of the workshop as we need all the time we have to work on your bras!

Pattern: Classic Bra (Bra Makers Supply), Ruby Bra (Bra Makers Supply), 
Lotus Bra  (Wireless by LilyPad Designs), or Lanai Wireless Bra (LilyPad Designs)

  • Bra fabric (duoplex and powernet) 
  • Bra findings (refer to pattern for findings list)
  • 2 x spool of coordinating quality polyester thread
  • 1 set of Underwires 

    (* please do not use black on black for your first bra as it makes it very challenging when you're trying to learn!)

Other thing you need for this workshop:

  • Sewing machine in good working order with zigzag option
  • Stretch sewing machine needles size 75/11 and microtex needles (if possible)
  • Schmetz Stretch sewing machine needle 75/11  
  • Sharp pins and clips (if you have clips)
  • Fabric marking pen (one that washes out if disappears with heat)
  • Sharp scissors/rotary cutter
  • Sewing mat and weights
  • Pattern tracing paper
  • Thread (Mettler or Gutermann * no drugstore threads please)

Equipment needed: You will need to bring your own sewing machine to this workshop. Please make sure that your machine has a zigzag stitch! 

Please note that the first bra you make is not likely to be the "perfect fit". This course is your stepping stone into the world of bra-making and we strongly encourage you to make another right after the course finishes using your fit feedback and pattern changes.

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