Bra Making Intensive with Jenny Ambrose

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About this experience

Bra-Making Weekend at The Spool

This class is sold out, but our Swimwear Intensive can also be used as a bra class! 

October 13 (6-9pm), 14 (1-5pm)+ 15th, 2023 (11am-5pm)

$275 (+ you will need to purchase a pattern and supplies in advance)

Create your own bra during this weekend sewing intensive with Jenny Ambrose. This class is a great introduction to the world of sewing lingerie! 

Skill Level: Intermediate (Ages 18+) (If you're not sure about attending, please reach out to chat about your sewing experience!) 

Please note that as Jenny is a travelling workshop instructor, there are no make-up classes available. Jenny is based in Saskatchewan and will only be on the island for a limited time. Please make sure that you can attend both days in full to make sure you get the most out of your registration. No refunds or cancellations within the week before class.

Students will learn step-by-step how to make the bra. We will cover everything you need to know to make a professional looking undergarment using ONLY a sewing machine!

Skills include:

  • Choosing the correct size through a hands-on fitting process

  • Getting to know the basics of lingerie notions, fabrics, and supplies.

  • Elastic application

  • Construction techniques

  • Sewing adjustable straps

  • Attaching a hook and eye closure 

  • Finishing techniques to get a professional looking result

Weekend Itinerary


10:00 - Meet and Greet + Bra Fitting

10:30- 12:30 - Tracing Patterns + Cutting Fabrics

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch (Bring your own or try oune of our local lunch spots!)

1:30 - 5:00 - Bra Construction 


10:00 - 12:30 -  Bra Construction + Finishing 

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch 

1:30 - 5:00 - Construction, fitting and pattern alterations * If time allows you can start your second bra!

Materials Required * please chat to Jenny if you need help selecting your pattern or understanding your shopping list!

 As one of Jenny's students you will receive a 20% discount code for! You can select 'store pick up' if you would like Jenny to bring your supplies up to Comox, please order before October 6th, 2023. The team at The Makehouse are super helpful so feel free to reach out directly to get assistance. 236-475-8549

Jenny will provide your tester packs but you will need the following supplies. Please purchase your supplies before the start of the workshop as we need all the time we have to work on your bras!

Pattern: Classic Bra (Bra Makers Supply), Ruby Bra (Bra Makers Supply), 
Lotus Bra  (Wireless by LilyPad Designs), or Lanai Wireless Bra (LilyPad Designs)

  • Bra fabric (duoplex and powernet) 

  • Bra findings (refer to pattern for findings list)

  • 2 x spool of coordinating quality polyester thread

  • 1 set of Underwires (Jenny will bring wires to sell as you will not be able to determine the size in advance)

    (* please do not use black on black for your first bra as it makes it very challenging when you're trying to learn!)

Other thing you need for this workshop:

  • Sewing machine in good working order with zigzag option

  • Stretch sewing machine needles size 75/11 and microtex needles (if possible)

  • Schmetz Stretch sewing machine needle 75/11  

  • Sharp pins and clips (if you have clips)

  • Fabric marking pen (one that washes out if disappears with heat)

  • Sharp scissors/rotary cutter

  • Sewing mat and weights

  • Pattern tracing paper

  • Thread (Mettler or Gutermann * no drugstore threads please)

You can purchase any of these tools at The Spool if you don't have them (for home sewing), and use The Spools Tools during the class! 

Equipment needed: You will need to bring your own sewing machine to this workshop. Please make sure that your machine has a zigzag stitch! Although the Spool is equipped with machines, students will want to establish the ideal settings for their own machines to allow sewing bras at home! 

Please note that the first bra you make is not likely to be the "perfect fit". This course is your stepping stone into the world of bra-making and we strongly encourage you to make another right after the course finishes using your fit feedback and pattern changes.