24 Bra & Bralette Sewing Patterns (8 FREE!)

I researched the best bra and bralette sewing patterns in PDF and paper format and found 24 patterns – and 8 of them are free! This post includes pattern recommendations for wired bras, a balconette bra, bralettes, triangle bras, sports bras, a nursing bra and a vintage brassiere. I’ve shared useful information about each pattern, like the sizing, design details, fabric needed, format, and whether it’s beginner-friendly or not.

Contents list:


Wired bras:


“Willowdale” Full Frame Bra for Large Busts (+ video)

Three models showcasing full frame underwired bras with full and half lace options, each in different colors and styles. Additionally, include the sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Cashmerette – $18

  • Sizes: Band sizes: 28 – 54. Cup sizes: C-J. Full bust: 31” – 65” (79 – 165 cm).
  • Design: Full frame, underwired bra with over 120 sizes. Designed for larger busts. Four-piece cup design for support and shape. Full and half lace options. Lined cups. Enclosed seams. Adjustable straps.  
  • Fabric: Lightweight fabric with low stretch (maximum 20% stretch) for the main fabric, like nylon tricot or poly/lycra. Mid-weight stretch fabric (minimum 50% stretch) for the back band, like spandex or power mesh.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A0, A4, and US letter size. An illustrated instruction booklet is included with the download. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for intermediate sewists since the fabrics used are difficult to work with and more advanced lingerie techniques are involved. The pattern company offers a video sew-along to accompany the pattern which could be helpful.

“Berkeley” Full Lace Bra


An all-lace underwired bra in white with pink floral prints displayed on a mannequin, showcasing both the front and back views.

Buy now from Orange Lingerie – $17.99

  • Sizes: Band sizes 30 – 40. Cup sizes A-DD. Full bust: 31” – 45” (79 – 114 cm).
  • Design: All lace bra. Underwired for shape and support. Light and comfortable. Rounded two-piece cup. Scalloped edges. Internal power bar with adjustable T-back straps.
  • Fabric: Stretch lace with a scalloped edge for the main fabric. Sheer, non-stretch nylon for the internal structure. Power mesh for the lining.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A4 or US letter size. An illustrated instruction booklet is included with the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist with lingerie-making experience. Stretch lace is very difficult to sew and this pattern involves advanced techniques such as attaching the elastic and sewing the cups on the curve. 

“Maya” Full-Frame Day Bra

Two distinct designs of full-frame underwired bras, with sewing pattern line drawings included for detailed reference.

Download now from Afiatelier – FREE

  • Sizes: This pattern uses a “Bra Size Calculator” to determine the size you need to use. Band sizes 28 – 44. Cup sizes AA-K.
  • Design: Underwired full-frame bra. Three-piece cup. Adjustable straps. Back closure.
  • Fabric: Lightweight fabric with 25-40% stretch, like lace, lycra, knit fabric, or stretch satin.
  • Format: PDF print at home digital download in A4 or US letter size.
  • Instructions: Instructions are provided on the product page but not all instructions are finished. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist with prior lingerie-making experience. The incomplete instructions and advanced bra-making techniques would not be suitable for a beginner. 

Balconette bra:


“Harriet” Balconette Bra with Scoop Back

Three underwired balconette-style neckline bras, each in different styles and colors. Additionally, include the sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Cloth Habit – $16.50

  • Sizes: Band sizes 28 – 42. Cup sizes A-E and E-H. UK sizing.
  • Design: Underwired bra. Balconette style neckline. Scoop back. Three-piece seamed cups. Unlined or partially lined. Three views. 
  • Fabric: Stretch lace and lining fabric is advised.
  • Format: PDF print at home digital download in A4 or US letter size. An illustrated instruction booklet is included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for intermediate to advanced sewists. Stretch lace is a tricky fabric to sew with and attaching the elastic to such a delicate fabric would be difficult for a beginner. 

Bralettes (wireless):


“Watson” Wireless Plunge-Neck Bralette

Two 70's style lingerie sets featuring a wireless bralette - one with a longline band and the other with a narrow band. Include sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Cloth Habit – $15

  • Sizes: Band sizes 30 – 40. Cup sizes AA – I. 
  • Design: 70s-style lingerie set with a wireless bralette. Plunge neckline. Longline or narrow band. Adjustable straps.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabrics like lycra, mesh, jersey, or powernet.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A4 or US letter size.
  • Instructions: A fully illustrated instruction booklet is included and a sew-along is available here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as an introduction to lingerie making, since there is no underwiring involved and more stable stretch fabrics may be used.

“Barrette” Pull-On Bralette with Cut-Out Detail (+ video)

Two models of different sizes wearing sporty pull-on bralettes with triangle cut-out details, each in different designs and colors.

Download now from Madalynne – FREE

  • Sizes: XS – 3XL. Bust: 26” – 46” (66 – 117 cm).
  • Design: Sporty, feminine, pull-on bralette. Adjustable straps. Triangle cut-out detail. Elastic bottom band.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric like stretch lace, lycra, mesh, jersey, or powernet.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A4 or US letter size.
  • Instructions: A video tutorial is available to follow here as part of a Creative Bug subscription. Available with a free trial.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as an introduction to lingerie making. The video tutorial will be helpful in trickier steps like stretching and fitting the elastic.  

“D’arcey” Longline Cage Bralette

A dark green patterned cage-style bralette with a wide ribcage band displayed on a mannequin, featuring both front and back views.

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes: US 2 – 30. Bust: 32.5” – 58.5” (82.5 – 148.5cm).
  • Design: Cage-style bralette. Low V neckline. Two-part cup. Wide ribcage band. Adjustable straps.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric. For example, stretch lace, lycra, mesh, cotton or viscose jersey or power net.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A4 or US letter size.
  • Instructions: Instructions are included as part of the blog post here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as an introduction to lingerie making. There are no wires to insert or back fastening to attach, making this pattern a good first bra to make.

“Hyacinth” Pull-On Bralette with Lace Edging (+ video)

A model wearing a low-support pull-on style bralette with lace edge detail, with sewing pattern line drawings included for reference.

Download now from Ohhh Lulu Lingerie – FREE

  • Sizes: XXS – 3XL. Bust: 32” – 47” (81 – 119 cm).
  • Design: Low support bralette. Scoop neckline. Pull-on style. Adjustable straps.  Lace edging detail.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabrics like jersey, interlock, spandex knits, or lycra.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A4 or US letter size.
  • Instructions: Instructions are available as a separate download here. There is also an additional YouTube video to watch here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. This is a simple design that uses more stable knit fabrics, making it suitable for an adventurous beginner.

“Delvine” High Neck Bralette

Six models showcasing different high-neck bralettes, each with optional keyhole openings and four featuring lace overlays.

Buy now from Primrose Dawn – $14

  • Sizes: Band sizes: 30 – 42. Cups: A – G. Full bust: 31” – 49” (79 – 124.5 cm).
  • Design: High neck bralette with six front views, including an optional keyhole opening and four lace overlays. Three back band styles. Bust darts. Lined and finished with fold-over elastic.
  • Fabric: Lightweight, low stretch (less than 30%) fabric like nylon, tricot, scuba. Woven fabrics cut on the bias may also be used.
  • Format: PDF print-at-home digital download in A4 or US letter size. Fully illustrated instructions are included within the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for intermediate sewists due to the use of stretchy and thin fabrics, and the inclusion of more advanced techniques like the burrito method or the use of fold-over elastic.

Alexander Wang Inspired Longline Bralette

A model in a black longline bralette with a low V-neckline, showcased also in full front view.

Make now from Collective Gen – FREE

  • Sizes:  A rough template for the cups is available to download for one size. 
  • Design: Longline bralette with a low V-neckline. Zipper closure on the back. Thin straps. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight stretchy fabric like neoprene, nylon, tricot, or scuba.
  • Format: PDF digital download of rough cup template.
  • Instructions: Minimal instructions are provided within the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Although the design is very simple, the instructions are very minimal and only a rough template for a single size is provided. The garment doesn’t have a professional finish.

“Maris” Low Cut Bralette (+ video)

Two models of different sizes wearing a black three-part bra cup, with sewing pattern line drawings included for reference.

Buy now from Madalynne – $16.95 to $20.00

  • Sizes:  Sizes XS – 4XL. Cups: A – F. Full bust: 28.5” – 50.5” (72.5 – 128.5 cm).
  • Design: Three-part bra cup. Fold-over elastic binding on the neckline and armholes. Wide elastic bottom band. Adjustable straps. Front closure. Includes a pattern for matching underwear.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric like stretch lace, lycra, mesh, cotton/viscose jersey, or powernet.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and letter size. A0 copy shop format.  A printed pattern can be purchased for additional cost here.
  • Instructions: Instructions are included as part of the download. There is also a video sew-along here
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist as the fabrics used to make the bralette are slippery, thin, and difficult to sew, and some of the techniques involved like the elastic binding are fiddly.

“Madalynne x Simplicity 8228” Soft Cup Bralettes 

A model in a white soft cup halter with a plunge neckline featuring lace designs, along with sewing pattern line drawings that include a racerback design.

Buy now from Madalynne – $11.50

  • Sizes:  Band sizes 32 – 42. Cups A – DD. 
  • Design: Soft cup bralette with two views. A halter bralette with a plunge neckline, or a racerback bralette with a sweetheart neckline. Scalloped edges. Double hook and eye closure at the back. Channeling at the cup seam.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric (30 – 40% stretch) like stretch lace, lycra, mesh, spandex, jersey, or powernet.
  • Format: Paper pattern with instruction booklet included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner with some experience sewing stretch fabrics. There isn’t any elastic to stretch and attach, making the sewing process easier.

Triangle bras:


“Darcey” Soft Triangle Bra (+ video)

Two soft everyday low-cut neckline bras - one in black with floral print and one in blue striped with a floral pattern, featuring optional lace overlay. Also, include sewing pattern line drawings showcasing different style options for reference.

Buy now from Evie La Luve – £11.80 (approx. $14.50)

  • Sizes:  XXS – XXL. Full bust: 30” – 43” (76 – 109 cm). Drafted for a B-D cup.
  • Design: Comfortable, soft, everyday bra. Low cut neckline. Princess seams. Adjustable straps. Optional lace overlay. Optional lace bottom band. Hook and eye back closure.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric like stretch lace, lycra, mesh, cotton/viscose jersey, or power net.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter size. 
  • Instructions: A fully illustrated instruction booklet is included with the download. Video sew-along is also available here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner thanks to the inclusion of detailed instructions and the video tutorials. 

“Kiwiki” Lace Triangle Bra

A model wearing a red triangle lace bra with a bow detail, along with sewing pattern line drawings for reference.

Download now from Fitiyoo – FREE

  • Sizes: XS – L. Band size: 30 – 36. Cups: A – D. 
  • Design: Simple triangle lace bra. Lace bottom band. Adjustable straps. Optional bow detail. Hook and eye closure.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch lace.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter size. A0 copy shop format. Instructions are included with the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as the style of the bra is very simple. Some experience in sewing with lace or stretch fabrics would be an advantage.

“Celine” Soft Cup Triangle Bralette

Three models of different sizes showcasing soft triangle cup bralettes, each in different styles and colors. Additionally, include their respective sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Closet Core – $16.86

  • Sizes:  US 0 – 32. Bust: 31” – 60” (79 – 152.5 cm). Sizes 0 – 20 come with A/B or C/D cup sizes, and sizes 14 – 32 come with C/D or E/F cup sizes. 
  • Design: Comfortable, soft triangle cup bralette. Light support. Bust darts for shaping. View A features optional lace or mesh insert and fold-over elastic. View B is a minimal style with a clean finish V-neckline and under-bust elastic. Adjustable straps, hook and eye closure on the back.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric like cotton spandex, bamboo/rayon spandex blends, stretch modal, scuba, stretch lace, and mesh.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 and US letter size. A0 copy shop format. A fully illustrated instruction booklet is included within the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist since there are some advanced techniques such as edging with elastic and sewing with stretchy and slippery fabrics. 

Simple Lace Triangle Bralette

Three photos capturing different angles of a black lace bralette with two-part triangular cups.

Make now from Collective Gen – FREE

  • Sizes:  A rough template for the cups is available to download for one size. 
  • Design: Simple lace bralette with two-part triangular cups. Elastic bottom band with lace detail. Hook and eye closure on the back.
  • Fabric: Scalloped lace is suggested. It’s unclear whether the lace should have stretch or not.
  • Format: PDF digital download of rough cup template.
  • Instructions: Minimal instructions are included with the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as the design is very simple. However, I think sewing with the suggested lace fabric and thin elastic could be difficult for someone with no previous lingerie-making experience, especially since the instructions are so minimal.

 “Jordy” Classic Triangle Bralette

Two triangle-style bralettes with a wide band - one in black with lace overlays and one in a pink and black version. Also, include the sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Emerald Erin – $16.80

  • Sizes: Band sizes: 26 – 38. Cups: B – FF. This pattern uses UK sizing.
  • Design: Classic triangle style bralette. Vertical seam. Wide band. Back closure. Optional lace overlays. Optional foam linings.
  • Fabric: Different views use different fabric types like bra tulle, non-stretch lace, or stretch knits like jersey, stretch velvet, stretch lace etc. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 or US letter sizes. An illustrated instruction booklet is included within the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for advanced beginners thanks to the comprehensive instructions and the optional use of stable, non-stretch fabrics. 

Sports bras:


“Punchy” Light Scoop Neck Sports Bra

A model boxing in a green patterned wireless sports bra with a racerback, showcasing the bra in complete front view. Additionally, include sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Fitiyoo – €9.90 (approx. $10.00)

  • Sizes: XS – 2XL. Cups: A – F. Full bust: 29” – 47” (74 – 119 cm). 
  • Design: Wireless sports bra. Moderate support for mild exercise activity. Racerback with a cut-out and a round scoop neck. Elastic bottom band.
  • Fabric: Lightweight 2-way stretch fabrics like jersey, microfiber, or power mesh.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 or US letter sizes. An instruction booklet is included within the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as there are minimal pattern pieces and more stable stretch fabrics such as cotton jersey can be used. Some experience sewing with knit fabrics and elastic would be an advantage.

Simplicity 8560 Knit Sports Bra with Cut-Out Details

Three models showcasing wireless sports bras, each in different styles and colors. Additionally, include their respective sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Simplicity – $13.97

  • Sizes: Band sizes: 30 – 44. Cups: A – G.
  • Design: Wireless sports bra. Deep V neckline. Princess seams. Optional crossover detail. Optional mesh insert. Three back opening options including cut-out and cross-over details.
  • Fabric: Activewear knits, jersey, spandex blends, stretch lace with approximately 50-60% stretch.
  • Format: Printed pattern with instruction booklet included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist as there are some difficult techniques involved such as sewing princess seams in stretch fabrics and handling the cut-outs and cross-over strap detail.

“June” Asymmetrical Sports Bra with Mock-neck

A color-blocked asymmetrical sports bra with a strappy crop top underlay, presented along with the sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes:  US 00 – 32. Bust: 31” – 59.5” (79 – 151 cm). 
  • Design: Statement, color-blocked, asymmetrical sports bra. Strappy crop top underlay with curved mock neck half overlay. Wide bottom band. 
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric like swimwear fabrics, tricot, lycra, ponte, or bamboo French terry.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 or US letter sizes. Photo instructions are provided with the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist with previous experience with sewing with stretch fabrics. Sewing the overlay neatly would be difficult and the recommended fabrics aren’t easy to handle when sewing.

“Endurance” Supportive Sports Bra with Zipper

A model in a pink and orange patterned sports bra with a front zipper, showcasing different back details. Additionally, include sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Green Style – $20

  • Sizes: Band sizes: 29 – 40. Cups: B – H.
  • Design: Sports bra with a front zipper and strong support. Elastic binding. Wide bottom band. Option for crossover elastic back detail. Racer back detail. Adjustable straps.
  • Fabric: Activewear knits, lycra, powermesh, spandex.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 or US letter sizes.  Large format is available on request. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Suitable for an intermediate sewist with previous experience sewing stretch fabrics. Inserting a zip into the recommended stretchy fabrics would be difficult, as would handling the elastic binding at the edging and the cross-over straps.

“Coco” Sports Bra

Two models wearing full-lined modern sports bras—one is a grown woman, and the other is a child model. Include sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Jalie – 15 to 20 CAD (approx. $11.50 to $15 USD)

  • Sizes: Available for girls and women. Girls’ bust: 21” – 32” (53 – 81 cm). Women’s bust: 33” – 51” (84 – 130 cm).
  • Design: Fully lined modern sports bra. Optional pockets for removable cups. Racerback and crossover back options.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric with at least 50% stretch. For example, swimwear fabrics, tricot, lycra, ponte.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 or US letter sizes. A0 copy shop file. Projector file. Also available as a paper pattern or a PDF + paper combo.
  • Instructions: Fully illustrated instructions are provided with the pattern. Additional tutorials are available here and here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as there are comprehensive instructions to follow and additional tutorials available. The design of the bra is simple and a stable knit fabric like ponte could be used to make the process easier.

Nursing bra:


“Nursing Mama” Bralette for Breastfeeding (+ video)

A model in a light blue nursing bra, highlighting the sling options with full and side slings. Also, include sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Yawning Mama – $15

  • Sizes:  Bust: 35” – 59” (89 – 150 cm). Up to 18″ (56 cm) of difference between bust and underbust is supported.
  • Design: Nursing bra for breastfeeding. Two sling options, full sling or side sling. Darted cups. Short, wide, or longline waistband. All seams are enclosed. Nursing parts can be taken out when no longer necessary.
  • Fabric: Lightweight stretch fabric with 50% – 70% stretch. For example, spandex blends, bamboo, merino, swimwear, or rib knit.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 or US letter sizes. A0 copy shop file. Projector file. Fully illustrated instructions are included and additional video tutorials are provided for the more difficult techniques.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. There are some advanced techniques involved such as sewing inseam elastic and attaching elastic straps. However, there are thorough instructions and additional video support.

Vintage bra:


Vintage 1930s Brassiere (Simplicity 8510)

Two models wearing vintage 1930s brassieres with gathering at the center, accompanied by sewing pattern line drawings for detailed reference.

Buy now from Simplicity – $16.07

  • Sizes: US 4 – 20. Bust: 29.5” – 42” / (79 – 107 cm)
  • Design: Vintage 1930s brassiere. Front darts for shaping. Gathering at the center of cups. Shaped bottom band. Back fastening. Optional lace edging detail.
  • Fabric: Lightweight fabrics with no stretch like batiste, cotton lawn, crepe back satin, linen, and silk blends.
  • Format: Printed pattern with instruction booklet included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner as the recommended fabrics aren’t stretchy and therefore easy to work with.


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This article was written by Sally Gauntlett and edited by Nisan Aktürk. It was originally published on 1 September 2022 and it has since been updated.

Sally Gauntlett (author)
Sally started sewing as a child. In 2008, she started a handmade business selling personalized gifts and homeware. She then became a sewing content creator, sharing her makes on Youtube and Instagram. Read more…