Corset / Bustier Making Workshop
Corsetry or Bustier Making Workshop
This workshop is designed to teach students about a longline bra or bustier or corset making. We will provide helpful tips on bra fitting, however, we do not have time to custom fit during bra class or teach how to measure for a bustier 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 bustier. This means that bra class is about construction, not fit. 90% of students will walk away with a well fitting and comfortable bustier and 100% will know how to bustier or corset make after this class, depending on your pattern choice. If alterations are needed to custom fit more to your requirements, we will try and make the adjustments to your pattern prior to you leaving for the day. We do this as a complimentary service to our students.
Bustier Corsetry Making Workshops are all inclusive. (pattern, fabrics, hardware, boning (if applicable), underwires (if applicable) and tuition). Each pattern has a number of sizes included and students keep this pattern after class. Students may select the pattern of their choice from the drop down menu. Please consider your sewing experience when making your selection. It is recommended that you have stretch sewing experience prior to booking this workshop. If you do not, please start with our lingerie course.
About the Pattern Selections
Bustier / Corset Workshops include one of the following patterns. These workshops can be attended as many times as the student wishes, as each pattern has a different kind of construction.
Elise Bustier Pattern, Talia Bustier Pattern, Alanah Corset. Click here for more details on each pattern.
Please see below for more information on our workshops
Information about the workshops
Please arrive 15 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, a bra kit, bra pattern with numerous sizes, order of assembly booklet, vilene and underwires.
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 booklet.
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 tiurn 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.
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 email@example.com 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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