Check out the classes included in the 2021 Bra Bee! Browse through and explore all classes. Classes are organized by category.
Jennifer’s underwires class made the definitive difference in fit for some of our participants last year. She’s back to revisit the conversation, repeating some for our new participants and adding a bit for last year’s participants.
Find solutions for the figure variations that cause your lower bra band to roll up with Linda in this short video.
The shape of your torso sets the ground for the orientation of your breast tissue. When your torso is more round as opposed to oval, you can have fitting issues that aren’t simply about volume. Join Lily as she explains how to deal with this anatomy difference.
So many of us have a definite disparity between the left and the right. Evyone and Margarita will give you a variety of techniques to use your skills to address these issues.
Are you eager to start making bras but not sure of what to do and how to proceed? Let Lily help you take those first steps in creating your bra muslin. This gives you a place to start making your pattern your own.
Fitting bodysuits is trickier than it seems. Length is as important as width in this extra-fitted garment. Let Maddie show you how to get a bodysuit to fit you just right.
Watch Linda, custom bramaker with a wealth of experience, as she fits real women with real bodies. Watch Linda’s process as she helps them achieve that perfect fit.
Enjoy a 2nd session with Linda, custom bramaker with a wealth of experience, as she fits real women with real bodies. Watch Linda’s process as she helps them achieve that perfect fit.
Join Ruhee, custom bramaker and founder of Rubies Bras, as she fits real women with real bodies. Watch Ruhee’s process as she helps them achieve that perfect fit.
Join Lily, owner and lead designer of LilypaDesigns, as she fits real women with real bodies. Watch Lily’s process as she helps them achieve that perfect fit.
Enjoy a second session with Ruhee, custom bramaker and founder of Rubies Bras, as she fits real women with real bodies. Watch Ruhee’s process as she helps them achieve that perfect fit.
What is a Non-Newtonian fluid and how does that relate to bra structure? How does the physics of structural support relate to bras? Learn the science behind support with our resident nerd, Monica.
Do you have a smaller breast root and an abundance of breast volume? You might need an “Omega” adjustment. Learn how to deal with this common issue.
The bra is a highly fitted garment, so it can be helpful to add a few extra measurements as you strive for that perfect fit. Learn about the extra measurements to get things all lined up just right.
Wow, you look beautiful! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about adaptations to use to make the perfect lingerie for all different shapes and sizes.
Join our experts on fitting larger cups as they share the knowledge they’ve gained throughout their many years in the industry. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from these spectacular ladies!
You can make beautiful bras that highlight all the best parts of your figure, no matter the size. We’ll talk through issues that you might face in sewing for smaller cups.
Learn basic techniques, tips and considerations as you turn plain white fabric into glorious color. Join Sue in the dye studio to play around with color.
Master the tricky curves and tight tolerances that are involved in cutting out your bra pattern, and learn how to tame some of the trickier fabrics.
Beverly Johnson recently published a bra drafting book. Join one of Beverly’s proteges as she overviews the techniques in this new manual.
Learn how to turn your bra into a nursing bra so you can take care of your wee one while rocking great style.
Learn about specialized bra hardware like a V separator. Learn what these things are and why you would want to use them.
If there is one notable trend in bras right now, it has to be straps! Learn options and techniques for making your bra into something super strappy.
Let Bodil show you how to use cut and sew foam in your bra for both function and beauty.
Did you know that many of the techniques you use for lingerie sewing can also be used for performance wear? Learn how to translate your skills into things like skating costumes, swimwear and posing suits.
Join Helen as she walks you through some of the most common pattern alterations!
Join Alison, the UK’s premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring, corsetry, and couture techniques as she helps you to master all sorts of lace techniques.
Join Valeria as she teaches how to incorporate rigid lace into panties!
Found a pattern you love but want to get creative with it? Take your lingerie wardrobe to the next level with these great tips about how to add variety and interest.
Watch a master of underwires make adaptations to patterns to adjust for different wires.
Learn how to take one of your own well-fitting bras, add some tricot and lace, and nail a “Bra Slip”! So much easier to get dressed with just one undergarment.
You have your perfect fit, you’ve mastered all the basic techniques. What’s next? Join Jennie as she discuss the things that she does to elevate her bras to master craftsmanship.
Is your fabric floppy, slippery, difficult to pierce with a needle? Learn some of the ins and outs of taming difficult fabrics in this class.
Bralettes are darling, fast and easy. Foam is popular for both modesty and shape. Put them together with the queen of the bralette, Madalynne!
Which one should I choose? Join Sue as she highlights the small differences in materials that make each suitable for an intended use.
Panel Members: Erin, Monica, Lily – Moderated by Liz.
Join our resident corsetry expert as she shares some of the most important lessons she has learned over her years of experience with corsetry. If you’ve been interested in corsetry this class will be a great place to start.
Do you wish your swimsuit had a bit more support? Let Dewahn teach you how as she shares her knowledge on the topic!
Join Linda as she discusses special considerations for after surgeries such as mastectomy, augmentation, breast reduction.
Join Clio, swimwear expert, as she teaches you to create a super easy triagle bikini with moulded cups.
There is something alluring about fancy bits and bobs to showcase your intimate parts. When your lingerie gets a little spicy, learn to create sets that include a garter belt in addition to your bra and panties.
Your breasts can bounce up to five and a half inches or 14cm during exercise without a sports bra. Learn all about this important fitness garment.
Did you know that silk makes perfect sleepwear? It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This class walks you through the process of creating a beautiful sleep set.
Get all sorts of tips and tricks from experienced bra sewists as they discuss how they source the specialized materials that are required for making bras and other lingerie.
Darlington Fabrics is the premier manufacturer of performance fabrics in the USA. They have offered to hold a class about what makes fabric suitable for support, which is all important in bra bands.
Learn about patterns, fabrics, fit and other tips when sewing for maturing girls. Sew for your daughters and granddaughters!
Make the perfect pair (or four) of panties to offset your me-made bra. Who doesn’t love a matching set! Get inspired by all the amazing ready-to-wear pieces and hottest styles with Cora.
Those are so cute! Hack panty ideas and patterns to create something darling by marrying inspiration from ready to wear (or Pinterest) with commercially available patterns. Let Angela take you from ready-to-wear inspiration to me-made-masterpiece!
Are you a Grace Kelly, an Audrey Hepburn or a Taylor Swift? Learn how to add details and styling to take your bra and add details and choices to beautifully reflect your inner style icon.
So many ideas, such fun to design. Capture your creative thoughts as you build your lingerie wardrobe, catching inspiration and bringing it into something that you can use to stoke your muse.
Panel Members: Erin, Masha, Liz, Cora, Maddie and Alison.
Join the custom bra makers and business owners, Linda and Ruhee, as they field your questions about turning passion into a profession in lingerie.
Sew-along with Jennie from Annie and Myras as she creates this luxurious silk bra from her newest pattern, Vivien.
Join Linda from Uplift Custom Bras and create this non-wired bra from the Ingrid pattern by Pin-up Girls.
Join Liz from Liz Sews for this spectacular learning experience. This sew-along takes you though the steps to take your favorite pattern “Make it Longline”.
Sew-along with Josey and Josey Plus pattern creator, Carla from La Bella Copia. If you’re women with a bit more need for support, you won’t want to miss this “Tale of Two Joseys”
Spice up your lingerie collection with this strappy panty. Hannah from Evie La Luve will walk you through her Chloe Thong pattern.
Sew something special for your someone special with Monica from Bravo Bella. Get a three in one sew-along with a bralette, boyshort, and men’s underwear.
Sew along with Cynthia from Apostrophe Patterns and learn how create the perfect size panty for every shape and size!
Who doesn’t want to add a bit of glamour to their lingerie wardrobe. Join Pamela from Pamela’s Patterns, and be one of the first to sew up her brand new full slip pattern, The Glamour Slip!
Join Alison Smith as she sews this lovely Daisy Bralette. This darling bralette is a perfect for a first-time lingerie sewist, or an excellent addition to your bralette collection for more experienced experienced bra makers!
Beginner Bee Classes
Meet the Beginner Team and start your journey into the wonderful world of bra sewing.
I got a kit but I don’t know what these things are. What makes something suitable? Why isn’t there common language for materials?? Learn the basics under all these material things in this class with Sue.
What is a BCD? How tight should my tape measure be? Where is my underbust? Let Lily show you how to measure for most bra patterns.
Let Nikki, DeWahn, and Naomi talk you through your first fitting. You might have a first bra right now, you might not. They will cover the most common fitting issues and how to move to the next step.
I have my fabric and pattern. I’ve cut it all out. Now what? Let Carla teach you how to set up your machine for bra sewing!
All Carla knew was that she had a passion for lingerie and she couldn’t find what she wanted in the store. She had never sewn a stitch on a machine. Hear about her journey and ask all those questions about how to jump the gulf between desire and reality in the sewing world
What is the difference between a gore and a cup? How do I read these instructions? Learn all about the terms and parts of a bra.
You’ve finished your first day and you still have a few last questions. Ask our panel whatever you still need to know.