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Bra-making with Emma Denton Creations

  • Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre 26 Molgat Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R2M 1X3 Canada (map)

Have you been frustrated by ready-to-wear bras and you're ready to tackle your own? Winnipeg Sews is pleased to present Bra-Making with Emma Denton from Emma Denton Creations, an opportunity to learn bra-making from a professional custom bra-maker in person without leaving Winnipeg. Emma has years of experience fitting and custom making bras and is a supportive teacher. She works out of her office in Carberry, Manitoba so she is accessible for you if you have any questions after the class. This class is limited to six students to ensure that everyone has quality individualized instruction.

The exhaustive and all-inclusive Beginner Bra class for intermediate sewists will teach you the skills you need to sew your own bra. We will fit the Classic Full Band Bra pattern to your unique body and teach you professional techniques to sew it. The pattern and a white bra kit are included in the class fee. Once sewn, this first trial bra will hopefully be a very wearable muslin. We will work on any further fitting issues that you may have and you will leave with the altered pattern. 


Friday, November 2, 5:30 - 8:30: Arrival and meet and greet. You will meet your classmates and then Emma one on one for your private custom fitting. After being fitted for your bra you will trace your pattern ready for alterations. Enjoy some snacks and drinks while meeting the other participants of the class.

Saturday, November 3, 9:30 - 4:30: You will learn about bra components and fabrics, cut the fabric and start sewing your trial bra. Understanding how the elements of the band, bridge, cup and underwire all work together will be the basis of making all your future dream bras. Emma will cover all the basics and there will be time to ask questions about specialty bras. Lunch will be catered and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Sunday, November 4, 9:30 - 3:30: You will complete your trial bra and we will assess the fit. After making alterations, you will hopefully have time to start on your next bra (should you wish to purchase supplies/ have supplies to do so). Please see below for a price list for additional supplies. You may wish to bring your own if you have the right size/item.

Essential supplies required for class:

o 1/4" foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4" seam allowance (if your machine can change needle position a regular foot is fine)
o Topstitching foot or a stitch-in-the-ditch foot
o Zig-zag sewing machine in good working order (variable length straight stitch, variable width/length zig zag stitches essential. Triple zig zag stitch preferred but not essential)

All inclusive class fee:

A kit that includes the Pin Up Girls Classic Full Band Bra pattern by Beverly V. Johnson

Class handouts plus all fabric, findings, elastics and underwires for your first bra

Professional fitting and pattern alteration for your unique body

10+ hours of valuable instruction on all techniques required to sew your bra

Small class size so you get the instruction you need, one-on-one

Catered lunch both Saturday and Sunday plus snacks, coffee and tea throughout the day

Sewing tools are provided including mats, rotary cutters, scissors, tissue, rulers, stretch needles, thread, marking tools etc. You will be able to keep your thread and needles. If you wish to bring any of your favourite supplies, please do so.

Please note:
We want all students to have the best class experience possible, so it is important that you know how to sew and use your sewing machine before you attend class. If you are comfortable with setting in a sleeve and curved piecing then you will be able to sew a bra.

Earlier Event: November 3
Bra-making with Emma Denton Creations
Later Event: November 8
Sewing Skills: Zippers