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Beginner Experience

Our founder Sue shares everything you need to know about the 2024 International Bra Sewing Bee Beginner Experience!

Our Beginner Experience is a virtual 8-week guided journey to sew your first bra. We’ve set up an event so you can make your first bra alongside friends and experts. As a community, we will walk together one step at a time from March 30th to May 18th, 2024. At the end of this journey you’ll know your measurements, the techniques for sewing with bra fabrics, the order for constructing a bra, and how to make basic fitting adjustments. Best of all, you’ll have sewn yourself a cute and comfy wireless Sahaara bra! We know you can do this. Are you ready to join in? 

The Beginner Experience includes BOTH the Beginner Experience and the main 2024 Conference. 

What You Get

  • 8 weeks of programming to break down making a bra into small, achievable steps
  • 5 Pre-recorded classes
  • 9 live community events to guide you through the process step by step
  •  Free access to the Bra Bee Conference to have fun with more experienced bra sewists
  • Access to recordings of all of these sessions
  • Exclusive early access and discounts on the new “Bra Bee Academy” (more details announced April 27!)
Sahaara

Pricing for the 2024 Bra bee Conference

Bra Bee

$159

2024 Bra Bee Beginner Experience
March 30th – May 18th

Virtual 8-week guided journey to sew your first bra

Make a Sahaara Bra

Live community events in The Hive

Participate in the Afterparty

The Beginner Experience includes BOTH the Beginner Experience and the main 2024 Conference. 

$129

The 2024 Bra Bee Conference
April 13th – May 18th

An immersive virtual 6 week bra sewing experience with live classes, sew-alongs, and community events

Get your perfect fit, starting with your fitting band

Draft an underbust corset, in preparation for a full corset for the 2025 Bee
 

Meet Your Teacher

Sue Bra Builders

I spend every day chirping with joy like a little cricket as I find beautiful fabrics, laces, elastics and tools for you. I am eager to give every budding bra builder the tools, materials and advice that I needed as I began my bra-making journey, and to support every bra builder as they create. I’m enough of an engineer to care very much that what you get works really well. I’m enough of an artist to care very much that it is beautiful. I’ve been working with fabrics and sewing for a very long time, so I choose the best that I can find. 

The Beginner Experience Journey

Kickoff, Onramp, and Materials

Week 1

Kickoff, Onramp, and Materials
Measure yourself, determine your size, and practice sewing with bra materials

Week 2

Measure yourself, determine your size, and practice sewing with bra materials
Assemble piece of the bra, order of construction

Week 3

Assemble piece of the bra, order of construction
Sewing the elastics

Week 4

Sewing the elastics
2024 Bra Bee Conference

Week 5

2024 Bra Bee Conference
The Perfect Pattern for Me Class

Week 6

The Perfect Pattern for Me Class
Saturday Sewing Room

Week 7

Saturday Sewing Room
Celebrate with an Afterparty

Week 8

Celebrate with an Afterparty

Community Events

Sahaara

The Kickoff

Meet your sewing friends!

cutting out pattern

Cutting Out our Pattern

Learn the basics of how to cut out the Sahaara pattern.

Measuring Ourselves

Measuring Ourselves

Learn how to measure yourself so you can pick the right size of your pattern.

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Practice Sewing Elastic and Bra Materials

Start practicing with your materials