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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


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WINTER BREAK from 1st to 18th January.

We are on a winter break from 1st to 18th January. Digital products are delivered as usual. Physical products will be shipped after the break.

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New Free Pattern – Socks!

ilmainen sukan kaava

There is almost nothing you couldn’t sew, right? Read more about this free and easy to sew sock pattern and download it here.

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COVID-19 and Delivery Times

Our online store is open as usual despite the COVID-19. There may be some delivery delays varying from country to country and exact delivery time is impossible to say. I hope you understand.

Stay safe and be positive

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Ulla Sports Bra Pattern

As a part of our pattern remaking process we have made the Ulla pattern more sportive and supportive while remaining the most comfortable bra you ever had. We also expanded the size range from 65 (30) band to 110 (48).

The sewing technique is also changed being very easy now. Detailed sewing instructions are included in the pattern.

Use a good quality sport lycra or spandex for these.

Check out Ulla Sport Bra Pattern

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Bra Pattern DL02 Renewed

Yesterday we published the renewed bra pattern DL02-3. It has gone through huge changes regarding to both shape and fit as well as pattern layout.

Now you get more for the 12 euros than earlier. The pattern includes more sizes and clear sewing instructions with drawings. The pdf pattern is layered and instant downloadable! Why to adjust patterns from time to time you may wonder. The technical changes are more understandable as the techniques change fast.

But, for me, the fit of the pattern is the most important thing. I continually teach bra making and therefore meet a huge amount of different shape of women. I’m in a privileged position to notice the common points of fit which work for almost everyone. And, as I love my job, teaching and pattern making, I would be crazy not to provide my knowledge for you in a form of better patterns.

Enjoy a good fit


Sizes available
DL02-3 is divided in two:
Pattern A sizes Pattern B sizes
75G-75H-75I 75I-75J-75K
80F-80G-80H 80H-80I-80J
85DD-85F-85G 85G-85H-85I
90D-90DD-90F 90F-90G-90H
95C-95D-95DD 95DD-90F-95G
100B-100C-100D 100D-100DD-100F
105A-105B-105C 105C-105D-105DD

Pattern DL02-3 one by one 12€ or both sets together 18€

Compare International Band Sizes
Europe USA/UK France
75 34 90
80 36 95
85 38 100
90 40 105
95 42 110
100 44 115
105 46 120

Pattern DL02-3 one by one 12€ or both sets together 18€

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Back to Worldwide Service

Due to high demand we started to ship our physical products all over the world again as we used to do.

As a deliverer we trust to Finnish Post and send all orders via them.

Here you can find shipping costs and delivery time estimates outside Finland.

Inside Europe 22€ 2-5 working days
Outside Europe 36€ 3-8 working days + time at customs clearance
Outside Europe 25€, NO tracking 3-8 working days + time at customs clearance

At the time of writing, we have two methods of delivering our PDF patterns.

  • Old School way of sending them in your email
  • Instant download

We are working on all our patterns to make them instant downloadable. In product description you will find the information about the way you will receive them.

Thank you all for the feedback concerning destination countries

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A Christmas Zero Waste Tip for Make Bra Friends

oven mitt heart

Ever thought what to do with the bra foam leftovers? Here is the option. Use them as an insulating layer of an oven mitt.

Sew a beautiful heart shaped oven mitt for a christmas gift or to cheer up your own kitchen.

Download the free pattern here.

Heartfelt and warm Christmas wishes for all our customers. Merry Christmas!

sydan patakinnas

Construct the mitt

patakinnas ohjeet

  • Flatten the edge of the foam layer by zigzagging around
  • Overlap the pieces starting from bottom:
  • Bottom cover
    Foam layer
    Inner lining
    Left and right cover pieces

  • Machine baste layers together along the edge.
  • Finish the edge with bias tape. Bend the tape to form a hanger at the end.
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New Pattern! Panty marathon is here…

Boy Shorts-leggings

A starter is the Boy Short pattern with three lengths.
Mid-length boy short is a best option to wear under a skirt or dress – no more thigh rubbing.
Short is great for the bikini bottom and any kind of exercise wear not to mention just shorts.
Leggings with this pattern – you’ll love it!
Sizes from XS-2XL

Layered pattern and instant download!

View the pattern

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Bra Making Online Course Out Now!

Highly requested online course now available in English and Finnish!

Learn to make a foam lined bra with the Make Bra method. Get to know the technique at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. The course consists of narrated video tutorials, detailed illustrations and written instructions – there is something for every kind of learner! Learn more and register now!

In Finnish

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A Great Tip for Ulla Bra

Adding the extra elastics at sides will

  • Prevent the sides from bulging
  • Support the entire bra amazingly

Ulla liivin sivukuminauha

Use the same 3 cm wide elastic that you used for the bottom of the bra. Set the head of the elastic under the side boning tunnel and topstitch in place before you slide the bone in. Other head of the elastic is attached under the closure tape. The length of the elastic is the same as the length of the wing.

PS. We added 1 extra m of bottom elastic to our Ulla kit for the purpose.