I recently posted about my first ever bra I've sewn following after watching the Bra Making class on Craftsy – you can read about it here if you missed it. Both here and on Facebook, people asked about where they could buy these specialist supplies, in the US and elsewhere because you don't often find everything you need in your local sewing shop.
I can't get what I need here on Cayman at all – well, my local shop does sell bra underwires but only in one size , and it's not mine. They also sell replacement hooks and things for bra repair but not really all the supplies you need if you are going to sew your own from scratch.
So enjoy my extensive online research and hopefully somewhere here you will find the right supplier for you, wherever you are. Remember that many of these specialist suppliers are used to dealing with overseas customers and offer international shipping options. Bra supplies and small and light, not expensive to send.
These are listed according to the country where they are based, but many may ship to you if you somewhere else.
USA bra making suppliers
Sweet Cups Bra Making Supplies
Fleuriste on Etsy – elastics
Canada bra making suppliers
Europe bra making suppliers
Australia bra making suppliers
Other far away places
Dress Like A Princess on Etsy
Bodils Wear on Etsy
Mrs Depew Vintage style patterns
Other lingerie resources to check out.
Craftsy e-book download – Success with Sewing Lingerie, includes 3 printable lingerie sewing tutorials.
The Cheeky Panties pattern – if you've never made your own undies then this could be a good place to start. This pattern is an oldie but a goodie on the site.
Make your own mesh bag to store, or wash your undies – this mesh fabric is easier to sew with than you might think.
If you know of any other bra making supplies stores online, do let me know so I can add them to the list.
Sign up for the Bra Making: Construction and Fit Class on Craftsy