Trunk Show & Talk: Thursday, September 20th, 6-8p
Weekend Workshop: September 21st & 22nd, 10a-5p
Learn to make your own custom bras with Amy Chapman, patternmaker and designer at Cloth Habit. Amy will walk you through cutting, sewing and fitting the Harriet, a lovely 3-piece underwired bra pattern designed for great support in all shapes and sizes. We’ll start the class with fittings and from there students will learn basic techniques in bra cutting and sewing. Along the way, you’ll get tips on working with unique bra fabrics and elastics, customizing underwires, and professional finishing touches. Once you finish your first bra, Amy will help make any adjustments for fit and you can work on a second bra with your refinements. You will leave the class with a pattern altered just for you, and packed with creative ideas for your bra making adventures!
Note: the Harriet pattern includes lined and unlined options. Students will make the unlined version with supportive cup fabrics and a lace upper cup for ease of sewing and fitting.
While prior garment experience is not required to take this class (although we encourage you to sew a couple garments beforehand, as you will get so much more out of this class!), you must be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine. Don't know how to use a sewing machine? Take our Sewing Machine Basics class!
Class fee includes the following:
14 hours of instruction
A seat at her Trunk Show & Talk on Thursday, September 20
Use of our marking, measuring, cutting, and sewing tools
Use of our Janome Sewing Machines
15% off all in store purchases
A goodie bag filled with some helpful notions & materials
A copy of the Harriett bra pattern
Coffee, water, snacks throughout the weekend
We will have required kits with all the supplies you need to make 2 complete bras. More information on the kits and a schedule will be sent to participants in advance of workshop. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific questions.
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