Bra Making Sewing Workshops
Booby Traps patterns are used in our bra making workshops.
Soft Cup Bra Making - BOO2, BOO3, Claudia or Dart Bra Pattern
Molded Cup Bra Making - Molded Cup Bra Pattern
Advanced Bra Making - Baroque, Jayne, Julie or Balconette Bra Pattern
Click on images zoom to see each pattern style and the sizes available. For each class you must select a pattern that accommodates your bust size and experience level.
Please see below for more information on our bra workshops
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Bra Making workshops are designed to teach students about bra fabrics and how to sew a structured bra. We will provide helpful tips on bra fitting, however, we do not have time to custom fit during bra class. Be mindful tht whilst most people fit into standard bra 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. This means that bra class is about bra construction, not fit. 90% of students will walk away with a well fitted and comfortable bra. If alterations are needed, 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.
Bra Making Workshops are all inclusive. (Pattern, Bra Kit, Underwires and Tuition). Each pattern has a number of sizes and students keep this pattern after class. Students may select the pattern of their choice. Please consider your sewing experience when making your selection. It is recommended that you have extensive stretch sewing experience prior to booking bra making workshops.
About the Pattern Selections
Bra Workshops include 1 of the following patterns. These bra workshops can be attended as many times as the student wishes. Some students like to start with a soft cup bra (the simplest to start with), then often come back for a molded cup workshop and then an advanced bra workshop if desired. We do not recommend selecting an advanced pattern until you have done at least one bra class with Booby traps.
Students keep the pattern after each workshop and we include Vilene with the pattern to ensure you do not cut the other sizes off. The multiple sizes included with each pattern are listed below.
Soft Cup Bra Making
A fabric or lace cup bra.
BOO2 Bra Pattern (Sizes 8-14 A-C, 14DD, 16C-DD, 18B-DD, 20C-DD and 22C-DD cups only)
BOO3 Bra Pattern (Sizes 10-14 A-DD, 16-20 B-DD and 22-26 C-E cups only)
Claudia Bra Pattern (Sizes 10-14 A-D cups only)
Dart Bra Pattern (Sizes 8 - 18 B - E cups only)
Molded Cup Bra Making
A molded foam cup bra.
Molded Cup Bra Pattern (Sizes 8 - 18 A - DD cups only)
Advanced Bra Making
Intricate or challenging soft cup bra patterns
Baroque Bra (Sizes 8 - 18 B - E cups only)
Jayne Bra Pattern (Sizes 10-16 B-D cups only)
Julie Bra & Briefs Pattern (Sizes 10-14 B-C cups only) Bra workshops only teach the bra portion of this pattern (you do receive both bra & briefs pattern to take home)
Balconette Bra Pattern (Sizes 8 - 18 B - E cups only)
Click on images zoom to see each pattern style, pattern names are underneath images (must be in zoom)
Please see below for more information on our bra workshops
Information about bra class
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to set up your sewing machines.
These workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 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 2 weeks prior to secure a seat.
Your class fee covers tuition, a bra kit, bra pattern with numerous sizes, tips sheet 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 sometimes appears at unfortuante times. In this case, we will do our best to accomodate you into another of our classes but we require a phonecall in tehse 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 are 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 Bernina unpickers, silk pins, needles both machine and hand and a large range of quality Mettler thread that you can purchase on the day.
A notebook to make your own notes on the day.
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.
- Great workshop and great results!
OK, to start I was impressed with the tutor/student ratio. Five students to two tutors is pretty unusual and made for a great workshop.
The workshop was well organised ... all the materials were ready and the machine I hired worked like a well trained work horse. The space was well lit, the chair comfy and the table height good. (The only change I would make would be to add a coloured strip of tape along the top of the platform step as I once almost rolled my chair off because I didn’t see the edge.....)
I received straightforward explanations of techniques and advice on how to tweak the pattern for a more customised fit. I learnt some new techniques, which is always a good thing.
Both tutors were very encouraging, even when the seam rippers had to come out!
The tempting availability of lovely materials and patterns, and being able to look at a wide variety of bras in various fabrics and colour schemes was definitely a plus (Posted on 27/11/2018)
- Excellent class + a bra that fits me!
The Bra making workshop was my 3rd class with Booby traps. This class was so much fun, plus I made a bra that fits me.
Being able to try on different bra models and sizes before cutting the pattern, gave me confidence that my bra making day would not end up with me making just another sample. Having a kit included in the class, let me get on with the making, rather than wasting time deciding on fabric, elastic and hardware. I'll be back. (Posted on 26/07/2018)
- Fabulous learning experience
- I am a newish sewer but have a terrible time trying to get bras that fit my shape. This class where the pattern was modified, real time, a couple of times has helped immensely. I now have a bra pattern that I can make myself that will fit and be comfortable and I also know how to tweak it when needed. Very enjoyable day. I will do more (Posted on 17/11/2017)
- Bra class fun
Booby Traps received this lovely email from a student. Our thanks for giving us the feedback! BT
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed yesterday. Fabulous! I feel I’ve come away with some great skills, and great confidence. I have no doubt I will be back. For both more classes and supplies too!
Thank you again. Lynn, Arne and yourself couldn’t have made it a better day for me. Such a treat.
(Posted on 24/05/2016)
Moulded Cup Conversion Chart
This chart is to be used as a guide only as fit is dependant on the product you are making and the individual. Boost cups may require a 1 size increase
Bra Conversion Chart
Size Conversion Chart