Lingerie sewing starter kit
BERNINA makes my favorite sewing machines. For bra making you need a straight stitch, zigzag and 3-step zigzag stitches.
Schmetz Stretch Machine Needles
specially designed for stretch fabrics
Clover Black Gold Needles
for hand sewing embellishments
Clover Silk Pins Boxed, 100 Per Pack
if you use pins, these are nice
Gingher 8-Inch Micro-Serrated Edge Knife Edge Dressmaker’s Shears
for cutting out your pattern
Gingher 6-Inch Offset Angle Scissors
extremely useful for trimming extra bulk and used in all my bra patterns --Gingher Appliqué Scissors are a nice alternative
Fiskars 8-Inch Multi-Purpose Scissors
these are great paper scissors for your pattern pieces
C-Thru 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 1 in. x 12 in.
You want the 1/16″ markings!
Clover Chacopen Water Soluble Blue Marker with Eraser
I have found it easily removes from every fabric I use
Dritz Tailor’s Ham
you need a curved surface to press bra cups
to seal cut underwire casing
For the sewist who is looking for extra cutting speed
Olfa 18mm Small Rotary Cutter
My favorite! Super small and easy to maneuver around all those tight curves!
These work well as pattern weights
Extras for the enthusiast
Gütermann Mara 120 Thread
This fine polyester thread is thin, strong and has zero fuzz. Perfect for lingerie.
Dritz 896 Cone Thread Holder
For holding those large cones of Mara 120 thread
Tailor’s Ham Holder
lets you go hands free when pressing curves
Sulky Temporary Spray Adhesive
Air dissolvable temporary bonder helps when working with multiple layers of fabric
This tool is really useful at the sewing machine when working with all those tiny bra pieces
Clover Loop Pressing Bars
I use these to press perfect bra straps
Next level customization
Super useful for cutting underwires
Jacquard iDye Fabric Dye
Be sure to choose the colors for your project!
Expert level interest
Legal Size File Folders
A cheaper alternative to buying rolls of oak tag
Lingerie reference library
A fun tool for all your sewing
love this pinking tool so much!
Bra making kits
Bra Makers Supply
Emerald Erin Bra Shop
Studio Costura Shop
Tailor Made Shop
Costura Secret Shop
Silk and Lace
Beautiful, high quality silk charmeuse prints and solids.
Dharma Trading Company
Many colors in addition to dyeable yardage.
There are many lace suppliers on Etsy! Two to check out are MaryNotMartha and LaceToLove.
M & J Trimming
They stock a variety of laces and trims.
A sewing institution! They have a great selection of silks and laces both in their store and online.