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The grand renewal process of Make Bra DL03 is completed!

Shop the renewed DL03 here. You can download the pattern right after the purchase.


You, my dear customers, have requested the pattern to include all sizes instead of divided into many size ranges.
I heard you. You can find all these sizes in the Make Bra DL03:

SIZES INCLUDED Conversion into US and UK sizes
cm | in   US/UK US UK
band cup band cup cup
65 | 26 C – I 30 C – G C – F
70 | 28 B – H 32 B – H B – FF
75 | 30 A – G 34 A – G A – F
80 | 32 AA – F 36 AA – DDD/F AA – E
85 | 34 AA – DD 38 AA – DD/E AA – DD
90 | 36 A – D 40 A – D A – D
95 | 38 A – C 42 A – C A – C

Let me explain what actually changed in the DL03

As I already mentioned, the pattern is now available to download immediately after payment. Each size is on its layer – the pattern is clear and easy to use. Also, you find the underwire size drawing there too. Always remember to open the pattern in Adobe Reader.

I customized the shape and volume of the cup, especially in the largest cup sizes.

I changed the finishing method of the top of the bra. Instead of finishing the top of the cup with the FOE, you use the turn-over method. It brings more versatility for the wear. Of course, you can still make it with fold-over elastic.
The pattern now also includes clear, illustrated instructions.

And as a bonus, I included instructions for attaching the front closure to the underwired bra. You can apply this method to all underwired bras.

I wish you an empowering Women’s Day and happy sewing with #makebraDL03

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I wish you a Merry Christmas and an inspiring New Year 2022 (a gift included)!

Hip Hugger and Retro panties pattern

Make Bra Hip Hugger and Retro panties pattern…

…is my small gift for you when you buy any bra pattern from Make Bra!

There will be two different models in a single PDF file. Both patterns have sizes between XS – 2XL (US 4 – 24).

Hip Hugger pattern is an improved version of our beloved free hipster pattern. It’s lower-rise and still has good coverage at the back.

Retro is a high-waisted, full-coverage model. There are only vertical seams at the front, giving many decorating possibilities at the front panel.

Pick up your pattern from Make Bra Shop! Use code FREE21 at checkout.

PS. The code is valid till the end of this year.

Happy sewing!


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Adjust the Sew Comfy Bra pattern to match different bottom elastic widths

The Sew Comfy Bra bottom calls for an elastic 3 cm (1 3/16″) wide

Sew Comfy Bra
3 cm wide elastic
Elastic 3 cm (1 3/16″) wide. It is strong, woven elastic with approx. 15% stretch and good recovery.

Watch the short video on our You tube channel about wrapping the bottom edge of the Sew Comfy Bra

You can use other widths as well

You only need to adjust the Sew Comfy Bra band pattern to match the width. But, you can’t go narrower than 2,54 cm (1 inch) without compromising the design of the Sew Comfy Bra.

Download the pre-made CB pattern for the elastic widths 1″ and 1 ½”. It’s free.

If your elastic differs from those widths, follow these steps:

1. Make a calculation
If your elastic band is narrower than in the pattern, subtract the width of your elastic from the 3 cm / 1.18″. Then multiply the result by three. This is the amount you will remove from the bottom edge of the original pattern. If your elastic band is wider than in the pattern, subtract 3 cm / 1.18″ from the width of your own elastic. Then multiply the result by three. This is the amount you will add to the bottom edge of the original pattern.

2. Adjust the Sew Comfy Bra bottom edge.

3. Fold the edge as if the elastic were inside and then cut the CB into shape.

That’s all! Happy adjusting!

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The reason why you don’t find bra making materials in our shop any more

From the beginning of February you don’t find any fabrics or notions or kits in Make Bra shop any more. It’s time to get back to the basics – pattern making and teaching – things that I so much love.

Ten years ago we started selling fabrics and notions because it was so hard to find them here in Finland. You couldn’t sell patterns if there wasn’t any materials available. It wasn’t easy elsewhere either. But, fast bra making became very popular and fellow sellers popped up here and there.

Going through the process of giving up made my plans for the future more well-balanced. I’m leaving multitasking behind and focusing on pattern making and teaching.

To be honest, this process wouldn’t happened at this stage without a small accident that I faced at the end of 2020. As a consequence of that I went through the leg and elbow surgeries. Recovering has forced me to slow down but, my head is spinning new ideas non-stop…

Thank you my dear customers
Please come back when you need a good lingerie pattern or advice on sewing