I like things clean and simple so I have registered urls for the Facebook Bra Making Forum I started last year (nearly 3000 members) and this blog.

Simple no?


My Beautiful Disaster Bra

I sewed the lower cup in upside down so then the cup didn’t fit the cradle but so determined was I for a finished sample I just trimmed to fit. I also didn’t bother with matching thread. Yet some how it still looks pretty and shows off the lace well.

It has no wires. It should have wires but it just doesn’t.

Do I still get finished object applause?

Navy and Red Marlborough Bra


I don’t get much time to sew bras anymore since sales at Arte Crafts Bra Making Supplies have been through the roof and I’ve been packing orders like crazy and when I’m not packing I’m building the forum at but I carved out sometime to make another Marlbough.

I used a 7″ Red Galloon Lace with 3/8″ Navy Blue Picot Elastic, 1/2″ Navy Satin Strap Elastic with matching rings and sliders. I used Navy Blue 3/8″ Underwire Channeling and a 4 hook wide Red Hook and Eye Closure. I lined it with flesh non stretch cup and bridge lining and red bra bows.

I used the same pattern as last time but modified it to the scallop of the lace would conform to the bottom edge of the bra. If there is enough interest I’ll try and write a tutorial.

All supplies are available in my and Etsy store but I’ve put together a bra kit so you can make your own. Red and Navy Bra Kit

Up next a pink and peach bra.

Elastic to DYE for


I get a little giddy when I get new products in but this elastic is divine and worth of it’s own post. 3/8″ plush back finishing elastic with a picot edge. Feels soft like velvet and dyes to the core. When you dye elastic with a high nylon content like this along with our strap elastic, channeling and hook and eye closures everything will be matchy matchy. It’s 90% nylon 10% spandex. Comes directly from the mill made to order for Arte Crafts. How cool is that. 1/2″ in this new elastic will be in stock too. But until then our current stock of 1/2″ plush back elastic is on sale for 50%. It dyes also but not as well as this elastic so all stocks must go to make room for the new and improved.


Not sure how each elastic will dye? Message me I test everything before I sell it and can give you details of what to expect. The elastic on the top was dyed with RIT dye and is the same color throughout.


This is an example of one of my testing sessions. All elastics in this photo were dyed in the same dye batch under the same conditions. A high Nylon content is important. If you’ve ever dyed an elastic and it came out half the color you wanted while the other half stayed stubbornly white then you’ve encountered the pain a poly/nylon blend can cause. The bottom 4 consists of my white dyeable strap elastic, white dyeable channeling and the new picot elastic. I have now organized my shopify store so you can view all our dyeable notions in one section.