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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, community, and to get to know the people behind the scenes!

What is the Bra Bee?

Click here to learn all our 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 2022 Virtual Conference.

Get all the details for our 2022 virtual event!

What is the Bra Bee?

Each summer, bra-makers, lingerie enthusiasts, and sewist 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, and in 2022 we have exciting changes in the works!

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

Private Community

Private Community

After you’ve registered for the 2022 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, owner of Bra Builders, was traveling home from a sewing conference accross 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 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 in the bra making community, and by spring she 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, joined the organizing team.  

Emma worked with Sue and Bessie to organize the Bra Bee through 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.

Our most recent addition to the team is Sarah, who is making our virtual community into a place to nurture your bra and lingerie sewing journey.  We’re excited about the possibilities this new platform will provide!

Explore the 2022 Virtual Conference

Aug. 4-7 —  Beginner Bee: July 30-31


Get all the Conference details.

2022 Classes

Check out the 2022 class list**

2022 Team

Read about our instructors.


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