The International Bra Sewing Bee
Learn more and register to the world class event!
Whether you are a seasoned lingerie enthusiast aiming to fine-tune techniques, a new sewist interested in bra making, or even a small business owner — the International Bra Sewing Bee is for you!
Learn how to create an impressive array of different styles of bra whether it's wireless, strapless, Lusamine, vintage girdles, lift or lace panel. These workshops are helmed with incredibly talented designers and will be able to show you every trick of the trade. Take a dive into history and learn the intricacies of corsetry profiles and the construction over the centuries with modern corsetry or learn the best methods and techniques to change your well-fitting bra cup shape.
The Sewing Bee offers everything from live classes, panel discussions, sew-alongs, a meet n’ greet space, a mentorship program, and access to an inspiring online community of fellow makers.
For the 2023 event, you’ll recognize a number of sewists from the UK… some including Alison Smith, Hannah with Evie La Luve, Angela from @AngelSews, and a very special guest that the event organisers can't even disclose, but we’ll know her when we see her!
The above image is an extended frame Lusamine, which has its own sew-along taught by sensational, Janna-Marie Designs.
This one is The Lauren strapless bra sew-along to be taught by Asmaa from the amazing @sewgicalendeavours, which comes in 3 other variations and can be sewn from three different popular bra patterns.
You can even learn how to create underwear through the decades from the 20s to 70s with the Everyday Undies By The Decade series that covers everything from the practical and sexy, to the comfortable and lacy.
Register for an introductory Beginner’s Bee the weekend of July 29-30th for just $29(£22.18), or pair that with the Main Conference during August 3-7th starting at just $59(£45.15).
Extended access options are available for up to a year of access to the event’s resources.
Learn more and sign up at brasewingbee.com
Find the class schedule here
If you would like further inspiration, see this article about how to sew a bra the couture way! With help from MBE Alison Smith.