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Welcome to the Bra Bee!


Welcome to the International Bra Sewing Bee!  We’re so glad you’re here.  Scroll through to learn all about our virtual conference, our community and get to know the people behind the scenes!

What is the Bra Bee?

Click here to learn all about our virtual conference!

Learn about our community.

You’ll love connecting with Bra Bee community members!

Meet our Organizing Team.

Take a peek behind the scenes and get to know the Bra Bee organizers.

Explore our 2023 Virtual Conference.

Get all the details for our 2023 virtual event!

What is the Bra Bee?

Each summer, bra makers, lingerie enthusiasts, and sewists of all backgrounds and skill levels gather together virtually for the International Bra Sewing Bee!  Attendees, instructors and vendors from around the world converge for a four day virtual conference.  This virtual conference offers more than just learning opportunities. It offers a place to connect with the bra sewing community, forge relationships with those who share a similar passion, and get inspired by hundreds of fellow makers.  Check out exactly what the Bra Bee has to offer below!


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Learn about our Community

The vision of the International Bra Sewing Bee is to bring together bra sewists from around the world to enhance their skills, connect with businesses, and celebrate this beautiful art form.  Our community connects in several different ways.

We’re so excited to introduce this new community platform in 2022!  To join our Bra Bee Community, click here.  Check for information updates, fun surveys and for our public access content.

Private Community

Private Community

After you’ve registered for the Bra Bee, you’ll receive an invitation to join The Hive, Bra Bee’s private community.  Access to this group through the month of August is included with your Bra Bee registration.

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Meet the Organizing Team

Sue and Emma

In 2019, Sue, the owner of Bra Builders, was traveling home from a sewing conference across the country from her home in Wisconsin.  Though she had an amazing time connecting with people who shared her passion, it was hard to justify the time away from home and the expense for her business.  She thought “there has to be a better way”, and with that thought, the idea of the Bra Bee was born.  Early in 2020, she decided to put some feelers out into the bra making community, and by spring she had teamed up with her daughter Emma to take that little idea to a big reality!  

Sue and Emma worked tirelessly through the summer of 2020 with the help of Emma’s classmate Rachel, to build an entire virtual conference from the ground up.  Shortly after their successful inaugural event, Sue’s niece Bessie, and full-time mom and part-time medical assistant, joined the organizing team.  

Emma worked with Sue and Bessie to organize the Bra Bee in 2021, but has since graduated from college and started her career in sales and marketing.  Sue and Bessie continue to work to grow the Bee and nurture the thriving community it has created.

Naomi, one of the 2021 Zoom hosts, joined the team this year, and is the perfect addition!  Together, Bessie, Sue and Namoi are working hard to make sure you have the very best Bee experience possible!

Explore the 2023 Virtual Conference

Main Conference August 3-6 —  Beginner Bee: July 29-30


Get all the Conference details.

2023 Classes

Check out the 2023 class list**

Bra Bee Team

Read about our instructors.


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