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Anyone making lingerie

mztorestitches | Posted in General Discussion on

Anyone making lingerie?  I’m interested in buying supplies on line as there are no places around where I live to shop for them. My searches have not yielded much.  I Have had no luck with EvilBay (it is habit forming)…the power net I got there was much too light for a bra, and besides the names of fabrics seem to have changed since I purchased the kind of supplies I’m looking for….don’t know what to call them any more, let alone find them on line.

I’m new to the fourm, but have been trying to sew for many years.   I love machine embroidery as well, and can spend all day and half the night at my machines. 

 I’m always looking for new things to try and not happy with the bras’ one can buy, so thought I’d give it a try and see how things go.  Besides, since I’m a widow I don’t have much else to do but play around with my machines.

Thanks to all who may answer.



  1. educo | | #1

    go to bramakingsupplies.com

    They are great!

    1. mztorestitches | | #3

      Thanks for the link.  I've looked, but they have NO power net, nor fabric.  What's with them?  Are they that new?  I did add it to my favorites, just in case they do get some nice fabrics in. 

      It is hard for me to get into Joann, and they don't have very much that I'm interested in.  I have been looking for a lining fabric for a jacket for forever it seems.  I always take a swatch of fabric with me each time I go.  Maybe some day I can go to the Portland area and go the the fabric outlet there.  Haven't been in forever it seems. 

      I have looked thru all the Threads back issues that I have, but I don't have any before #99.  Oh well, trial and error is the best way to learn anyhow, and I must have some fabrics that would do for first trial.  Can't fit any worse than the ones one buys, and would surely be cheaper:o)

      Thanks for the suggestions. 

      1. FitnessNut | | #4

        Try this one http://www.bramakers.com - it is a Canadian site and I've taken bra making classes with Beverly Johnson. She is wonderful and really knows her stuff. You should be able to buy every supply and notion you will need for bras (and possibly other lingerie too). I see that she has now written a bra making manual, for sale on the site. Look around a bit on the site....she used to have loads of construction and fitting information posted as well.Good luck!

        1. mztorestitches | | #5

          Thank you so much.  It looks like a great site.  I have gleaned a lot from past threads here and gathered much information.  It is all appreciated.  I have learned so much from others, including the magazines.

          When my children were small, we didn't have much money, and it was a treat to sew.  I used to make cure my house was clean and everything done before I could sit down to sew.  Now I can sew whenever I like....now that is a treat for me.  Wish I was in a place to take some sewing classes, there is so much I'd like to learn, and my trial and error method is very time consuming....but still fun for me.

          Again,  thanks to everyone who is kind enough to respond.


        1. mztorestitches | | #7

          Thanks   so much for the information.

          I'll check them all out.



  2. cafms | | #2

    Check this site to see if you have any of these previous issues of Threads.  Issue #99 has a list of resources for supplies.  I'm not sure that the first four listings have anything to do with bras.


    Here is an article from Threads also.


    Edited 1/23/2006 6:21 pm by cafms

  3. Shirah | | #8

    G Street Fabrics in Rockville, MD has Power Net. You can call them at:
    301-231-8998 or fax to 301-770-7522. If you choose to write: G Street Fabrics, 11854 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    For bra patterns, Elan Pattern Co., 534 Sandalwood Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021, if they are still in business. http://www.elanpatterns.com. Cynthia Elam of Elan Patterns did an article for THREADS magazine once. THREADS issue #71 and #99 deal with bra making and cloning a favorite bra, respectively. These are not on Internet.

    I took a Bra Making Class at G Street 9/14/02 with a Karen Campbell. If you want my notes from that class, send me your name and address and I will photocopy them and send them to you. Those notes include several bra making sources. The notes are too lengthy to send in this reply.

    Good luck.

    1. JanetG | | #9

      A really good company is http://www.faysfabrics.com Her website looks a bit basic, but it's really worth sending for her catalogue - it's yummy! Loads of wide stretch lace up to 11" wide (suitable for bramaking), non-stretch lace in lots of widths/colours, bra straps, hooks sold singly or by the yard...Everything's really good value, too. Tricot, mesh, etc. I spend lots of money with her, I just can't resist it!

    2. mztorestitches | | #10

      Thanks for the information.  I did find Elan pattern and do plan to purchase one.  I bought a  pattern by KwikSew, but 2 won't hurt.  Also will add the web site to my favorites. 

      I'd love to have the notes you offered.  will email  tomorrow.  Having my server changed tomorrow, so my information for email will change...don't know if that makes a difference, but just in case I may not be able to return without a new sign up.  I'm not really up on computers.  Just basic use so I don't know what will happen.


    3. FitnessNut | | #11

      My understanding is that Elan Patterns is no longer in business, so if you are able to locate any of their patterns and you want to purchase them, don't hesitate. Who knows how much stock is still around. Cynthia's article in Threads (issue 71) is invaluable for bra making, IMHO. I'm sorry to see that she is no longer in business.

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