Bra & Lingerie Sewing Course
- Course Duration:
- 5 Days
- Tuition, 5 Patterns, 5 Kits
- What to bring:
- Sewing machine (serviced), overlocker (optional), pins, scissors, polyester thread, unpicker, lunch
Bra & Lingerie Sewing Course
What will you learn? Everything!
At the end of the week, you will take home 5 sewing patterns with multiple sizes and 5 - 6 boutique lingerie/swim/bra pieces. This extensive workshop is designed to teach students all about wirefree bras, bralettes, lingerie, swimwear, corset, bustier and wired bra making, the fabrics, elastics general ins and outs. So you learn it all!
During the week you spend with us, we will cover each area of lingerie, bra and swim sewing, teaching you the neccessary skills needed to make your own professional lingerie and swimwear. We discuss fabric choices and where you can push your limits with them and where you cant. You will learn techniques for facing elastics, folding elastics, swimwear elastics, stretch fabrics, overlocking, pattern comprehension and ammending and we discuss bra fit and wire fit. You also receive a discount code for shopping after the course so you can stock up supplies for future sewing projects.
You will notice a crossover of pattern styles, this is so you can customise to suit yourself, and the more popular patterns may be listed a few times. If our set up doesnt suit you please email us and we will be able to assist you as long as we have drafted them in your sizing. As we are constantly creating new patterns, your selections can be changed at any time, even after purchasing the course.
If you are running late on a particular project, we are happy to come in early the next day to catch you up, so there is no pressure to stay up to speed with other students in the course. Most projects are deisgned to get you to completion at the end of the day. Knickers days, you should get time to make two pairs, unless you have chosen a complicated pattern.
These Workshops are all inclusive. This includes the patterns, fabrics, hardware, boning (if applicable), underwires (if applicable) and tuition. Each pattern has a number of sizes included and students keep these patterns after each class day. Students may select the pattern of their choice from the drop down menu and if you change your mind, dont worry, just email us prior to the commencement of the course. We can also ammend your choices along the way if you want to. Please consider your sewing experience when making your pattern selections. It is recommended that you have some stretch sewing experience prior to booking this course. If you do not, please start with our lingerie course.
Kindly Note - We will provide helpful tips on bra/bustier fitting, however, we do not have time to custom fit during bra class or teach how to measure for a custom fit. Be mindful that whilst most people fit into standard bust sizes, not all do. On occasion, we may need to adjust the pattern once or even a couple of times to get a good fit after you have made your first bra or bustier. This means that bra class is about construction, not fit. 95% of students will walk away with a well fitting and comfortable bra and 100% will know how to bra make after this course, depending on your pattern choices. If alterations are needed to custom fit more to your requirements, we will make the adjustments to your pattern prior to you leaving each day or early the next day. We do this as a complimentary service to our students.
About the Pattern Selections
As there are so many pattern options for this course, we recommend you do some research on each pattern to assist you in making your pattern choices..
Experience required for our sewing patterns is here.
Detailed views of all patterns are here.
Or you can view by your size:
Each pattern you receive, will have many sizes included, and vilene is provided with every pattern, so you retain all sizes for later on at home. Please be aware, our patterns are not able to be used for financial gain, such as other classes or production, but you can most certianly make items for your loved ones and family!
The first day we have recommended our knickers bundle patterns, so you get a few styles in each pattern. On the day, you normally get through two styles depending on your sewing level. If you do not get through both, you still get to take home the rest of the kit and complete them another day or at home. We recommend materials that differ so we can teach a couple of methods, for example folding elastic and facing elastic finishes.
The next few days has a variety of non-wired bra and bralette choices as welll as camisoles and swimwear options. We also offer sleepwear, such as the dream slip and Georgia boxers or bralette.
The last few days has many bra pattern options that are a bit more challenging. All are fun and rewarding projects, however if you wish to mix things up a bit, we dont mind customising the course to suit you. We also do not mind changing things around when you start the coiurse if you see something that suits you more. We are always launching more patterns too, so you may find new options after you book in and we can make the changes as you decide on them.
Please see below for more information on our workshops.
Information about the workshops
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time to set up your sewing machines.
These workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 students.
Sewing Workshop fees must be paid for at time of booking, not on the day of class, to ensure your seat is reserved. If bank transfer is the preferred payment method for class, the funds need to be transferred and cleared 4 weeks prior to secure a seat.
Your class fee covers tuition, kits, patterns with numerous sizes, order of assembly booklets, vilene and underwires/boning (where applicabe).
Sewing Classes are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a class, we would appreciate notice in advance. When appropriate notice is given, we will re-schedule you into another class date. With that in mind, we understand that illness cannot be helped and in this case, we will do our best to transfer you into another one of our classes but we require a phonecall in these cases to rescedule.
We retain the right to cancel a class if the minimum required number of students is not met. In this instance as much notice as possible will be given and fees may be transferred to another class of your choice.
Please note that there is a flight of stairs to get to the classroom.
Tea and coffee is provided.
What to bring to the sewing workshops
Your own sewing machine. Rental machines are available for those who require one and must be booked prior to class commencement.
Your sewing supplies - pins, scissors (paper and fabric), stretch machine needles, hand sewing needles, unpicker, bobbins, thread. Booby Traps sells scissors, unpickers, silk pins, needles both machine and hand and a large range of quality thread that you can purchase on the day.
A notebook to make your own notes on the day if desired, or you can make notes in your pattern booklets.
It is advisable for Saturday workshops students to bring their own lunch as we only stop for a short half hour break. The nearest food available for purchase is a short drive away.
Where is the class?
The classes are held at the
Northshore Business Park (lower level)
Unit 25, 1-3 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood NSW 2102
We are at the of the cul-de-sac in Jubilee Avenue (western end). Go past Auto Barn and keep following jubilee around the bend - do not turn into the first Northshore Business Park sign as we are on the lower level.
If you are running late or lost, please give us a call on 02 8411 1984 so we know you are on your way.
Parking is available outside our warehouse and the class is up 1 flight of stairs. Please let us know if you need help getting your machine up the stairs.
I had the BEST time with all the ladies at Booby Traps learning to sew lingerie! I went from not ever sewing with stretch fabric or other slippery fabrics, to having 5 completed garments by the end of the week! Dee, Lyn and Arne were super fun and extremely knowledgeable! Can’t wait to do it again one day!
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Ana, Lynne and Dee were very welcoming and friendly. They were very good teachers and were very proactive about ensuring the bras fitted well by modifying patterns on the fly if necessary. I Came away with the skills to make my own bras and knickers myself at home.
Thank you Lynne for helping me with my corset.
When I enrolled in this course, I was half way through a Diploma of Fashion Design and clothing production. My TAFE course did not contain a unit on lingerie or undergarments and I was keen to know more. I came from Canberra to attend the week long course and I could not have been happier. Dee, Lynn, Jude and Arna were so lovely and very helpful. I created a night slip with matching high waisted panties, a low leg lace pantie, a beautiful moulded cup bra, an underwire lace bra, a corset, and a teddy. This course ignited my passion for sewing lingerie and I am currently drafting some of my own patterns and hope to open up a little side project later this year. I will always be so thankful to Dee and the team for igniting that passion in me! I recommend this course 100%. The cost of the course is nothing compared to the knowledge you acquire and the items of lingerie and patterns that you get to take away with you!
Shipping within Australia is via Australia Post Parcel Send. You will have a tracking number attached to your order when it has been shipped. Please check your spam folder in case the email ends up there.
Shipping can be anywhere from 1 - 10 working days, depending on your location and other circumstances. Bra, Brief and other lingerie kits do take us a little longer to prepare as we like to make them when they are ordered to ensure all elastics etc are not sitting on our shelves here. Please note: We try to minimise our environmental impact and will not put small wire or component orders in separate bags.
We will try to use recycled or environmentally safe packaging where possible. We may also use recycled satchels if available.
Small orders - We know sometimes you only want a couple of bra rings and slides or a couple of pairs of wires and freight seems high for such small items. We have the flat rate there so we can track all orders and this rate is not negotiable, even for small items. This is because we use the same courier system and do not get cheaper rates for small items.
Large Orders - If purchasing in bulk amounts, free freight is no longer applicable. Please select it during checkout, and when your order is packed, we will weigh it and send a separate shipping invoice. Please understand, we cannot offer the discounted price along with free freight as the parcels often are quite heavy when you buy in bulk.
Standard shipping within Australia is a flat rate of $12.50 with a packing and handling fee of $2.50 per order. Parcels are handled via Australia Post Parcel Send.
The $15 shipping fee is non-negotiable and non-refundable.
Orders over $150 receive free freight option (this is not applicable for bulk buy purchases)
Express shipping is available at a flat rate cost of $25 within Australia. To ensure the parcel is sent on the day of ordering, the order must be in by 11am for a midday collection.
Lost/Delayed Parcels - If a parcel is lost in transit, it is no fault of Booby Traps as it is in the care of Australia Post. We will endeavour to assist you in trying to sort out the problem as promptly as possible. In some cases the parcel may simply need to be located and then it may arrive late. If you have insured your order, we can resend your parcel when Australia Post deems it lost.
Please Note: Booby Traps is not responsible for courier/Australia Post delays/damages. We hope customers can understand that when the parcel leaves our premises safely and promptly and is in the care of another business we cannot be responsible for any issues that may arise. These instances are not frequent but can happen.
If a delivery is attempted and the goods are not collected at the designated post office, Booby Traps is not responsible for returning the items back to the customer. On occasion, we can perhaps send the returned items with your next order. Please note: there are no refunds on any items returned to our warehouse because the courier could not deliver to the address provided.
Insurance is available when processing your orders and it is strongly recommended you select it. If you do not, this means you are accepting the risk of damage or loss yourself. Sadly Australia Post will not take liability if no insurance is added. We will do our best to assist you should you have problems, but cannot guarantee we can resend your order without insurance coverage.
Packing Times - We endeavour to ship items within one business day of receiving the order. On some occasions this is not possible, due to workshops, in-store customers and sewing classes, so parcels may be posted up to 3 business days after the order is processed.
Pick up in store is welcome, and the items must be pre-paid, so the order may be packed and ready for collection. Collection can be organised via Email. Please telephone or email to ensure the order is ready and organise a suitable time. Kindly ensure we have confirmed the pick up before coming into the warehouse.
Overseas shipping is most welcome. There is now no minimum order amount and all items are sent via Australia Post Parcel Send.
Please note: We have overseas freight prices in place for a 500 gram parcel only. In some cases, further freight fees may apply if a parcel is heavier than 500g. These additional freight fees are payable by the customer. We apologise for our website not being able to quote your order, but as we have so many tiny items, weight doesn't work correctly.
All items are shipped via Australia Post Track and Trace or express if selected. If you do not see your Country available when ordering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us so we can try and sort it out for you.
Packing and Handling
Booby Traps is mindful of its environmental impact and we are constantly striving to reduce packaging waste. This means we try and use as little plastic as possible while packing our orders. We know on occasion, this means you may have to sort items, but we hope you can understand and share or mission to keep our planet healthy.
Packing and handling fees of $2.50 per order apply and is included in your freight through checkout. If selecting store pick up or free freight, this fee will be added independently.
Bra components such as rings, slides, suspender clips, bikini clips and components are packed in one envelope if ordering under 100 pieces. This is also to reduce packing waste. If you do not wish to have this, you must purchase extra envelopes during ordering.
Returns & Replacements
Returns are accepted in the form of exchange for incorrectly purchased items or in the case of faulty items, a refund is issued. Refunds or returns are only applicable provided the item is returned in the condition it was purchased in within one month of the date of purchase. Refunds are not issued for incorrectly chosen items, but in the case of the customer not finding a desirable item, a gift voucher can be issued.
Shipping costs are non-refundable. The customer is responsible for the return shipping costs of incorrectly purchased items.
Please note: All parcels are checked over twice as quality assurance. If items arrive damaged, we guarantee they did not leave that way. Please be careful when opening the satchels as cutting them may also cut your products. These products are not replaceable by Booby Traps.
Payment, Pricing & Promotions
Payment methods include Paypal, Mastercard, Visacard, Bankcard, Direct Deposit and cash (in store only).
Diners or Amex are not available.
Direct Deposit orders will only be sent when funds are cleared. Booby Traps does not run accounts.
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