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Bra-makers Supply


Contact Information

308 Ottawa Street North In the Heart of the Fabric District! Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8H 3Z9

phone: view phone905-538-1396

fax: view fax905-538-1397

website: bramakerssuppply.com


World's largest source for bra-making and corset supplies, including patterns, books, elastics, underwires, foam bra & swim cups, laces, clips, corset coutil, busks and boning. Classes all year around in bra-making, panties, swimwear & corsetry.

Hours of work

Monday through Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturdays 10am - 3:30 pm, except holidays.


It all started in 1996 in response to students who wanted the same top-quality fabrics, elastics and underwires that Beverly was using in her bra-making classes. In most of Canada, and in the USA, there simply wasn't anywhere to buy supplies - and if you could find a few elastics, they weren't the professional quality we were used to seeing in ready-to-wear. There also wasn't anywhere to get professional instruction in this fascinating field. Beverly had a “brilliant” idea - she would seek out and supply top-quality supplies for the home sewist and the independent custom bra-makers. Really - how hard could it be? She soon learned how difficult it was! Sourcing has been and continues to be a huge challenge, especially since a lot of domestic mills have closed. Nonetheless, over 16 titillating years later, Bra-makers has its own retail store and its wonderful classroom on-site where we teach students from all over the world - the elements of bra design, draft, fit and construction.

So many of our students over the years have used the lessons we've taught and started sewing for their daughters, granddaughters and nieces. Others are sewing for their mothers and sisters or other family members with special needs.

Many of you have turned your love of sewing into a made-to-measure bra business. Isn't it great to be working and still doing something you love? The made-to-measure bra-maker is so much in demand all over the world - it's become a career choice for those who want a second career or one to round out their current sewing business. We've got students who are doing swimwear, some specializing in medical brassieres, some who are doing showgirl and dance costumes and some who have specialized in corsetry. Every student brings their own unique personality to our classes - and they all leave bursting with ideas for their own individual future.

Along the way, our staff has grown, too with France arriving in 2009 and Rebecca in 2012 and Vivien in 2013. These ladies are the friendly voices on the phone (France speaks French!). Any of us will happily take phone orders or answer questions about products we carry.

We welcome you to visit our store on beautiful Ottawa Street in Hamilton, in the heart of the fabric district. We are nestled amongst antique shops, fabric shops and trendy restaurants, so why not come and spend some time in "the bra-making capital of the world"!

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Physical Store: Yes

Online Store: Yes

Location: Downtown

Parking: Metered

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Owner: Beverly Johnson

Credit/Debit Cards Accepted: AMEX, MasterCard, VISA, Debit

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