Beginner Kits ~ Purple ~ (suits Marlborough or Harriet Patterns)
Are you feeling inspired by the Great Bra Sewing Bee and ready to start sewing bras? Here is a kit specifically tailored for beginner bra makers!
The kits contain materials that are suited to either Orange Lingerie's Marlborough Bra or Cloth Habit's Harriet Pattern 'View B' but lend themselves to other bra patterns as well.
Both of these patterns have beginner friendly instructions, as well as, supporting information that can be found on their blogs and have been successfully made by many bra makers.
Fabrics are all labelled with type, direction of greatest stretch (to line up with the directional markings on the pattern pieces) and purpose.
Elastics are also labelled.
The kit contains a sample set of 3 x underwires. Choose your underwire size based on the measuring instructions in the pattern and add the size as a note to your order. You will receive this size plus the size above and below so you can choose the best fit. The two underwire sets that you don't use can be returned and exchanged for the correct wire size.
The Marlborough pattern comes with the 'Orange' style underwires and the Harriet pattern comes with the 'Regular' style. There are also printout links for the underwire size charts available on the underwire listings.
The kits are named based on the colours of the duoplex and the other materials and findings are all in one colourway, keeping thread matching and changing simple.
The kits come in two variations, one with 12mm wide elastics for smaller cups and one with 19mm elastics for larger cups. (Check with your pattern.)
Kit contains: (matches materials list from patterns)
- Duoplex ~ Fat 1/4 (72cm x 50cm)
- Stretch lace ~ 50cm
- Powernet ~ Fat 1/8th (36cm x 50cm)
- Sheer nylon lining ~ Fat 1/8th (34cm x 50cm)
- Hook and eye ~ 2 x 3 (2 row)
- Rings and sliders ~ 1/2" (12mm) or 3/4" (19mm)
- Picot/Lingerie elastic 10mm ~ 1.5mm (the Harriet bra specifies 6mm wide but the 10mm is fine to substitute with)
- Plush band elastic 1/2" (12mm) or 3/4" (19mm) ~ 1.5m
- Strap elastic 1/2" (12mm) ~ 1m
- Clear elastic 1/4" (6mm) x 50cm
- Plush underwire casing/channeling ~ 1m
- Underwires x 3 sets either 'Orange' or 'Regular'
Custom kits are always available so if you have a different pattern that you would like a beginner kit for then please message and a kit can be made up just for you.