Course Summary

Indulge your creative flair with our Lingerie & Fine Fabric Techniques course. Learn how to make perfectly fitting, intimate garments – think beautiful bras, delicate camisoles, elegant slips, panties, nighties or even pyjamas! 

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Learn how to make beautiful bras in functional and decorative styles, camisoles, slips (half or full length), panties (G-string to French knickers), nighties and pyjamas. This course covers lace insertion/application, bra measurement and construction, use of fabrics, lace application, construction techniques, elastic application and finishing techniques. Basic sewing skills required.

Students will be able to correctly measure up and make their own well-fitting lingerie and /or bra under the expert guidance of the tutor. Students will leave with practical experience in the sewing techniques required to apply lace, elastic and seam finishes to make a quality garment. Supplier information is provided for further home projects.

Basic sewing experience is required with hand sewing knowledge an advantage.


Bobbin & sewing machine needles for Bernina machine models 1005/1006.
Bra making requires: a ball point/stretch needle size 80, Sharp scissors & sewing supplies (tape measure, pins, marking chalk/pen etc.), Pencil and paper.

Students wishing to make lingerie, bring a pattern of your choice.
Students making a bra, purchase one pattern from the following:
Kwik-Sew: 2101, 2200, 2374, 2375, 2489, 3300 and 3594
(also all patterns are subject to importation & can be discontinued at anytime by the company)
Fabric & laces of your choice (as suggested on the pattern) and matching polyester thread.
Also bring notions (eg elastic, hooks) as indicated on pattern.

Minimum cost approx.$25 (if making a bra).
Some fabrics may be able to be sourced from remnants tables.
SUPPLIERS (ring prior to visiting to check availability):
Carmel’s Mentone Fabrics, 11 Como Pde, West Mentone 9583 5009
Trimmings ‘n’ Remnants, 164 Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale 9354 4241
Booby Traps, PO Box 319 Newport Beach, NSW (02) 9979 9929 – mail order business selling bra kits using Kwik-Sew patterns and bra accessories.


*** Cancellation or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials ***

This course is suitable for students who have some sewing experience and would like to further their knowledge in finer sewing techniques.

Last updated: December 12, 2019 04:37pm