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Watch Bra Making Basics on Its Sew Easy

This special 10-minute segment discusses the materials necessary to construct bras, patterns, how to take measurements, and demonstrates the process of sewing a bra

For those of you who may not know, Threads magazine is a major sponsor of PBS sewing show It’s Sew Easy. Our editors have filmed several segments for three seasons of the show. The show’s producers are sharing full episodes from previous seasons on ItsSewEasyTV.com for viewing. Each episode is available for one week on the show’s homepage.


In Episode 302 of It’s Sew Easy, associate editor Stephani Miller shows you how to make a bra. Watch the episode starting July 5 at ItsSewEasyTV.com.

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Starting at noon on Friday, July 5 (and running through noon on July 12), ItsSewEasyTV.com will air episode 302, in which Threads associate editor Stephani Miller presents the basics of bra making. This special 10-minute segment discusses the materials necessary to construct bras, patterns, how to take measurements, and demonstrates the process of sewing a bra.

If you want to see more of It’s Sew Easy, DVDs of each season are available for purchase. Or, check your local PBS channel’s program listing to see if It’s Sew Easy is available for viewing in your area. You can also watch episodes and segments on their YouTube account.

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  1. velogiant | | #1

    I'd love to watch this but we don't have PBS in Australia.

  2. peej2 | | #2

    Try online velogiant http://www.itsseweasytv.com/

  3. user-2657171 | | #3

    I am extremely disappointed in this article. 1.The writer insists that the only way to go is the underwire bra when a lot of us are unable to wear one. 2. No instructions are given for people who need a lot of support and/or have physical problems that need alterations, for instance have to have a front opening. 3.Anyone who can wear these bras can go to their local Walmart or Neiman Marcus or anywhere in between and find a bra that fits for a lot less than the book touted by Ms.Miller and certainly wouldn't want to spend the kind of money she suggests in her Threads ad.
    If I want a fancy bra that hurts to wear, I'll go to Fredericks. I sure wouldn't go to all the trouble of making one.

  4. Sewantique | | #4

    Question, How can I view the segment now? I missed the posting last week and can't find an archive to view it.

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    SLMiller | | #5

    The article and this segment of It's Sew Easy are called "Bra Making BASICS"--that means it's only intended as an introduction to bra making. That means it covers the most basic techniques, methods, and styles of bras, and does not cover special needs or all the many different variations in style and fit that are possible. That would be far too much to cover in a single article/show segment, especially one aimed at the basics of making bras.
    It's not true for everyone that if you can wear the styles shown in the article or show segment that you can simply go to a store and find a size to fit you perfectly. Sure, some people can. But many women do not fit into the standard sizes offered by retailers, and for a truly custom fit in a bra, making your own is the ONLY option. The whole point of making your own bras is that achieving a perfect fit results in a bra that doesn't hurt to wear, whether it's underwire or not.
    Future articles in Threads on bra making are more likely to focus on more difficult fitting needs and style preferences, now that we've covered the basics.
    Sewantique: Unfortunately, after the one week free viewing provided on ItsSewEasyTV.com, there is no way to view this episode unless you purchase the series 300 DVD.

  6. ElizabethNellson | | #6

    Now handmade linen is very popular, and this is cool, because in stores you can’t always find something for yourself, because we are very different, as a rule, linen is sewn according to template standards. But for myself, I found a place where can i buy cotton bras - https://www.cottonique.com/pages/latex-free-bras . One of the most important components for me is the material. Naturally, I lead an active lifestyle and I am very comfortable in this bra.

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