If you’ve been considering bra making….
Today is the best day to start.
I know some people like to wait until New Years to make resolutions. Well, it’s now February and it’s too late to make resolutions. Which is why I say: forget new years resolutions. If you want to make the commitment to start bra making, you can do that anytime.
Bra making is more accessible than ever. New bra making supplies stores, bra patterns, and bra making classes are cropping up everyday. Every week, there’s an outpour of bra making projects or tutorials or tips being shared on blogs and social media channels. There’s even a podcast that dedicated a month to cover bra making topics. With so many readily available resources, there’s no better time to get started in bra making than now.
Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why you should start bra making today.
You Can Get Started Instantly
You can start to learn bra making this instant. Yes, this literal second if you choose to. Thanks to the advent of online courses, you can sign up for bra making classes and get started right away. I recommend Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit class as the foundational bra making course. The content and skills you learn from that class will take you far in your bra making journey. I promise.
It’s Not as Hard as you Think
It’s easier than you think. And once you learn how to make a bra, you’ll be kicking yourself for not starting sooner.
It is instantly gratifying. As you get better and better at bra making, you’ll quickly realize that bra projects come together in no time at all. I’ve been making bras for over two years and now I can sew an underwire bra from start to finish (cutwork to clipping threads) in 1.5 hour. How’s that for instant gratification?
The Perfect Fit
You can make a bra that fits. All breasts are unique and it’s impossible for the retail industry to accommodate the nuances of every individual’s shape and size. When making your own bras you have 100% control of the fit.
Make Any Bra You Want
You can make the bra(s) of your dreams. If you’ve ever gone bra shopping only to be disappointed that a gorgeous bra style didn’t come in your size or if the fit is just off, you can now remedy that problem by making the bra yourself.
It Looks Store Bought
You can make beautiful, drool-worthy bras that look store-bought. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the #bramaking hashtag on Instagram.
You are acquiring a life-changing skill. In fact, once you learn how to make your own bras, chances are store-bought ones just won’t cut it anymore.
A Skill for Life
You are acquiring a skill that’s good for life. When your current bras wear out, you can sew more to replace them. If your body’s size or shape changes, you can accommodate these changes by sewing new bras that fit.
The Bra Making Community is Awesome
The bra making community is an awesome one. Everyone is so nice and so supportive of one another. We are all here to learn and share our experiences and find ways to make bra making more accessible to everyone. We share projects, constructive feedback, and tips and tricks. You can find us on Instagram or on Facebook.
Bragging rights! Have you ever let slip in a conversation that you make your own bras? Be prepared to floor some people. 😉 (This last reason is only really said in jest, but you do deserve to pat yourself on the back once you conquer bra making!)
There you have it! Hopefully these 10 reasons lit a figurative fire under your ass, and you are inspired to start bra making today. 🙂
Still hesitant or on the fence? What’s stopping you? Share in the comments below!