Orange Lingerie Work Table
Last Updated September 10, 2019

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BRA MAKING KITS
Orange Lingerie works directly with Tailor Made Shop to create bra making kits especially for Orange Lingerie sewing patterns. Click here to purchase these special kits.

There are also several great bra kit and bra making supply shops on Etsy:
Emerald Erin Bra Shop (Canada)
Bra-Makers Supply (Canada) Etsy Store
Merckwaerdigh (Netherlands)
Porcelynne (USA)
Studio Costura Shop (Estonia)
Costura Secret Shop (Spain)
Tailor Made Shop (USA) Etsy Store

LINGERIE SEWING STARTER KIT
Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction (My book!)
Sewing Machine (at a minimum you need a straight stitch, zigzag stitch and 3-step zigzag stitches)
Schmetz Stretch Machine Needles
Clover Black Gold Needles (for hand sewing the bow or center embellishment)
Clover Silk Pins Boxed, 100 Per Pack (if you use pins, these are nice)
Panasonic Cordless Iron
Dritz Sewing Sheer Press Cloth 22’X30′ 100% Silk Organza
Dritz Tailor’s Ham
Gingher 8-Inch Micro-Serrated Edge Knife Edge Dressmaker’s Shears
Gingher 6-Inch Offset Angle Scissors (these are the offset scissors I recommend to my students)
Fiskars 8-Inch Multi Purpose Scissors (great paper scissors)
Clover Seam Ripper
Dritz Tape Measure
Dritz Sewing Gauge
Clover Chacopen Water Soluble Marker (I have found it easily removes from every fabric I use.)
Fray Check

ADD THESE TOOLS FOR EXTRA CUTTING SPEED 
Olfa 18mm Small Rotary Cutter (My favorite! Super small and easy to maneuver around all those tight curves!)
Olfa 18mm Rotary Blad Refill Pack
Olfa 28mm Straight Handle Rotary Cutter
Olfa 28mm Rotary Blade Refill Pack
Olfa Standard 45mm Rotary Cutter
Olfa 45mm Rotary Blade Refill Pack
Olfa Self-Healing Double-Sided Rotary Mat, 24-Inch x 36-Inch
Metal Washers (used 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 Cone Thread Holder (To hold the large cones of the Mara 120 thread)
Sulky Temporary Spray Adhesive (Air dissolvable temporary bonder helps when working with multiple layers of fabric)
Bamboo Stiletto (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.)
Tailors Ham Holder (lets you go hands free when pressing curves)
Dritz Quick Turn
Dritz Seams Great

ADD FOR NEXT LEVEL CUSTOMIZATION 
Wire Cutters/Pliers (Super useful for cutting underwires)
Clear Eye Protective Safety Glasses
Table Vise
Glass Coated Pot
Large Mesh Tea Ball
Wood Tongs
Jacquard iDye Fabric Dye (Be sure to choose the correct colors for your project!)

EXPERT LEVEL INTEREST 
Bare Essentials: Bras – Construction and Pattern Drafting for Lingerie Design – Third Edition
Bare Essentials: Underwear – Construction and Pattern Drafting for Lingerie Design
Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear
Pattern Making for Underwear Design: 2nd Edition
C-Thru 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 1 in. x 12 in. (Be sure to get the one with 1/16″ markings!)
C-Thru French Plastic Curve Set
Pattern Notcher
Tracing Paper Roll, Pro Art 18-Inch by 50-Yards
18″ Paper Cutter
Legal Size File Folders (A cheaper alternative to buying rolls of oak tag)

A FUN EXTRA FOR ALL YOUR SEWING
Florian Pinker (Love this pinking tool so much!)

REFERENCE BOOKS
Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide
The Breast Life Guide to The Bra Zone: How to Find Your Ideal Size, Style and Support
In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie

If you are a bra making fabrics, notions or kits supplier and would like to work with Orange Lingerie, reach out to us using our contact page.

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All the resources you need for Bra Making! #sewingpattern #bramaking #brasewingpattern
All the resources you need for Bra Making! #sewingpattern #bramaking #brasewingpattern