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Bra Making and Lingerie Sewing Techniques : 3 Day Course : Mon/Tue/Wed 7th/8th/9th January 2019

On this 3 day course you will learn the following all you need to know to make beautiful lingerie:

Making a bra is not as difficult as you might imagine. If you can stitch neat accurate seams you are half way there. During this course you will learn how to stitch using stretch materials such as power net, how to apply elastic and lace edging, making bra cups, making bra straps with rings and sliders, how to insert underwires. You will make a complete bra. You will leave with your finished sample bra to use as a reference for future projects when you make bras in different sizes.

Have you ever thought about making your own knickers? Come along to this course and you will learn how to make knickers. You will learn how to apply lingerie elastics onto lingerie fabrics and laces and discover how quick and easy it is to make you own. You will leave with the pair of knickers or thongs you have made and the knowledge to make lots more.

Suspender Belts are the finishing touch to your sexy lingerie set. On this course your will use lingerie fabrics, laces, lingerie elastics and learn everything you need to know to make a suspender belt.

Camisole tops are a lovely addition to a matching set of lingerie and can be worn under sheer tops or as an extra layer in winter. Camisole tops are now extremely fashionable worn as outer garments. You will learn how to work with fabrics cut on the bias. How to stitch a variety of lace edgings and lace insertions in a variety of fabrics. You will make a camisole top.

An intensive session where you will learn about fabrics suitable to make lingerie and learn how to make a variety of suitable seams and hems used for these different fabrics. You will discover how to apply lingerie laces and lace edgings, lace insertions, lace applique and discover how to make shoe string straps. You will make a wide variety of samples on the day to use for reference when making your own lingerie. You will be able to use your new found skills to add lace to dresses, skirts and general dressmaking projects which is very fashionable right now.

This course is suitable for beginners who can use a sewing machine and sew an accurate seam and for more experienced dressmakers wishing to learn how to make specialist lingerie.

All equipment, materials and fittings included

Time: 10am-4pm each day

Maximum 5 places


You can pay for this course in interest free installments. Please call or email for further information.

“I have done several courses with Sheila May who has taken me from being a complete beginner at making lingerie to being able to design and sew beautiful pieces. It is such fun learning with Sheila, who has boundless patience and so loves to share her skills.
Highly recommended” Naomi

“Just to say huge thank yous for the course this week, Laura and I really enjoyed it…& you’ve really got us both motivated! Looking forward to seeing you for pattern cutting! ” Sam

“Thank you very much for everything you have taught me over past few days it’s been brilliant ….. You are a very talented lady and should you hold any more advanced bridal courses I would very tempted to join you again. Thank you very much for sharing some of your knowledge with me.” Sheena.

Price: £349.00

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