Intermediate - Underwire Bra Workshop

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  • Intermediate

In this 2 day workshop you'll learn about various tips, techniques, and tools for sewing bras and lingerie, specifically the Black Beauty underwire bra by Emerald Erin.  

The Black Beauty bra is a classic medium coverage balconette style underwired bra. It includes a basic two-piece horizontal seam cup with an external powerbar/strap designed for extra support and shape. This pattern includes two view options: View A includes all-fabric with fold-over elastic finishing and double front strap detail design and View B offers a lace version with classic picot elastic finishings. Both views have additional pattern pieces and instructions for an optional foam lining. With so many options included and unique design details, this is the perfect underwired bra pattern to become a staple in your lingerie drawer.

The other important thing to note about this pattern is that it’s split into two size ranges: 28-40 B-DD and 28-40 E-G. The B-DD range is designed with 1/2″ band and strap elastics and a 2X3 hook and eye, and the E-G range is designed with 3/4″ band and strap elastics, and a 3X3 hook and eye.

You can purchase a full Black Beauty kit HERE

Please note that this is an Intermediate class and you will be expected to come to class with your fabric pattern pieces pre-cut & ready to sew. The yardage requirement charts can be found on the pattern link above.

IMPORTANT LOCATION NOTE: Please note this class will be held in our auxiliary workshop space at Indie Craft Experience. 1390 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (the NW corner of McLendon & Oakdale in Candler Park). 

This special space is fully equipped for the needs of the class and allows for more intimate instruction and sewing time necessary for this more advanced class. We will not have any additional tools or supplies available for purchase at this location. Feel free to bring any snacks, drinks & food for lunch as there is a refrigerator & microwave in the space. 

We will be mailing out patterns approx 2 weeks before class. Please contact us if you would like to pick up your pattern in store. You will also receive an email reminder with class and preparation info a week before class.


Skills you will learn:

Sewing with knit fabrics, sewing bra elastic, sewing curves, working with bra hardware. 

Skills expected:

This is an intermediate class. Please be sure you have the equivalent amount of experience up to a level 2 class.  

Materials needed:

Please see the second photo of this class as there are lots of bits and bobs needed to make your very own bra! If sourcing this seems overwhelming, you can always purchase a ready-made kit HERE

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: View A is Designed for non-stretch or low-stretch fabrics. Ideal fabrics include: bra tulle, Sheer cup lining, duoplex, non-stretch wicking knits and other low stretch stable tricot. knit fabrics. 

View B is designed for either stretch or non-stretch lace with a stable lining. Ideal fabrics include: Lace fabrics with scallop edges on both selvages or lace trims that are minimum of 7" wide. Ideal linings include bra tulle or sheer cup lining. 

 Materials provided: The Black Beauty Bra sewing pattern, Various knit needles for your machine, a sewing machine, sewing thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, iron and ironing board. 

Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 3 / Max 6