Video: How to sew a sports bra

- Sewing activewear, Tutorials, Video

Remember that I decided to try sewing a highly supportive sports bra, inspired by Beverly Johnson’s stellar advice in my book Sewing Activewear? Well, I’m happy to report that I came out on the other side of that adventure! And if you want to know exactly how I went about that, I vlogged the process so that you can follow along with the steps required to make a sports bra that offers both compression and encapsulation (hint, it was a lot more work than I first anticipated)

Also, as I mention in the video, if you are (or want to become) a Patreon supporter, I have made a pdf sports bra-making guide with even more info, that is available for those who are Modiste and Couturier supporters.

Now I’m off to a trip down south, yes I’m going on a much-needed vacation. Stay tuned for more about that!

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    May 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Again, I’m super impressed with your results and your tenacity in just forging ahead and getting it done. Your bra looks fantastic.

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    May 28, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you Johanna, I sent a text a while ago asking you about a sports bra. I an so pleased to see the video and all your information.

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    Rhonda L Russell
    June 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I have RTW dresses that use non-removable bra cups. They are attached to the dresses with chain/swing/French tacks at two of the corners. Barbara Emodi has an excellent description of it and it’s advandages here: I find with my dresses that because the bra cup is only tacked down in two places, they tend to get twisted and turned around. I would suggest using the chain tacks on all three corners to prevent this.

    Thank you for the video–it has inspired me to try making my own activewear. In fact, I’ve put you’re book on my Christmas list!

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