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Bra-Making Sources by Mail

Oct 29, 2008
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You'll need a few special findings to make a bra. From left to right in the photo below: hook closures, strap elastic, plush elastic, rings and also slides so the straps can adjust, underwires, and channeling.

by Cynthia Elam
from Threads #71, p. 40

For suppliers of bra patterns, kits, fabric, elastic, and more, check the sources listed below. For complete instructions on making a bra that fits you perfectly, see The Bra Dilemma Solved!

Bra-makers Supply
480 Hood Road, Unit 5
Markham, ON L3R 9Z3, Canada
Patterns, kits, fabric, trim, lace, findings

Élan Pattern Co.
534 Sandalwood Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92021
Patterns, sizes 32A to 48FF, kits, fabric, elastic

Fay’s Fashions & Fabrics
1155 Webster Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32505
Patterns, fabric, lace, findings

PO Box 719
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Patterns, fabrics, lace

5945 W. Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093
Patterns, fabrics, lace, findings

Logan Kits
686 County Road 30-53
Double Springs, AL 35553
Patterns, fabrics, lace, findings, kits

Sew Sassy Lingerie
810 Wellman Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Patterns, kits, fabric, lace, findings, fine thread

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  1. User avater SewingQueen August 8th

    I am in the process of learning how to make bras. I've made about 8 now, but haven't found the colors of notions you display. Could you possibly tell me which store you found these beautiful colors: fuchsia, turquoise, blue and brown bra notions - a luxury!
    Thank you,

  2. shindig August 15th

    They have all of these colors at

  3. 17shammrocks August 2nd

    Hi I am new to Threads,

    I have just learnt how to make bras and knickers.

    But I have found it difficult to obtain plush elastic for banding and strapping and the rings and sliders and channelling for my project here in the UK.
    The only things I can get it in is black or white. We dont have anywhere where I can buy it either on line or out shopping unless you buy from china in bulk.
    Can you suggest where I can get it in rich beautiful colours e.g. red, green, royal blue, orange, cerise etc....

    all those beautiful rich colours and pastel colours. If I find something say in canada etc there is a large postage fee. Does any one know where i could get it in UK.

    I want to have beautiful colours in my bras, not boring black and white!

  4. 17shammrocks August 2nd


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