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- This pattern was tested for several sizes including cup B to J.
- Before sewing, read carefully all available instruction and information.
- Use recommended materials for best results.
- Read here why is Maya a free sewing pattern.
Have a question about the pattern – your size is not on my charts, fabric choice, print format, etc? Contact me anytime.
This bra is size: EU 95AA / UK 38AA / US 38AA. Cups are made with cut-and-sew foam. Click an image to enter gallery mode.
This bra is size: EU 70C / UK 32C / US 32C. Cups are made with cut-and-sew foam. Click an image to enter gallery mode.
These bras are variations you can make with the Maya bra pattern.
Pattern technical details
The horizontal cup seam is above the apex
Adjustable straps (non-detachable)
Back closure (2 or 3 hook-eye can be used)
- This is a printable PDF pattern. Available print sheet formats are: Letter and A4.
- Number of pages: 3 (for small sizes) to 10 (for big sizes).
- PDF file contains pattern pieces only. It does not include sewing instruction.
- Each size has it’s own PDF file.
- Required skill level to sew the bra: intermediate to experienced.
- This pattern has 8 mm seam allowances. Seam allowance may not fully surround some pieces. Check the sewing instruction page for more details about pattern pieces.
- Bra main features are shown in the drawing above or on the left.
With Maya Bra Pattern you can create your style. This is achieved by choosing a cup style. You can make a simple cup that must be lined or a cut-and-sew foam cup.
Supplies for any style:
- bra elastics – stretch amount: 65% – 110%
- strap elastics – stretch amount: 40% – 70%
- main fabric with a stretch amount: 25% – 40%; this is the fabric that covers the bra; it must be eye-appealing; you can use: lace, lycra, knits, stretch satin, etc
- stretch power-net – for back wings; this is if you want back wings made from a different fabric than the rest of the bra
- non-stretch power-net; it can also be non-stretch cotton fusible interfacing – used for lining and stabilizing the cradle
- bra closure; you can choose a 2-hook-eye or a 3-hook-eye closure
- bra notions: 2 rings + 2 strap adjusting sliders
- bra embellishment – bow or flower
- a pair of regular underwires
- underwire and side boning casings; or nice to skin fabric that can take a round shape when pressed and steamed
- plastic boning – for side seams
- usual tools for sewing: sheers, matching thread, sewing machine with at least straight and zig-zag stitch, stretch or ball-point machine needle, etc
For a simple cup that’s lined you’ll be needing also:
- main fabric with a stretch amount: 25% – 40%; this is the fabric that covers the cup; it must be eye-appealing; you can use: lace, lycra, knits, stretch satin, etc
- lining fabric: you can underline with stretch and non-stretch fabric. For stretch fabric, choose one that is at most 40% stretchy
For a cut-and-sew foam cup that’s also lined, you’ll be needing:
- main fabric with a stretch amount: 25% – 40%; this is the fabric that covers the foam; it must be eye-appealing; you can use: lace, lycra, knits, stretch satin, etc
- cut-and-sew foam (neoprene); they come in different sizes; I recommend one that is no more than 3mm thick; also, I recommend to use a stretch foam, even if it has a small amount of stretch
- lining fabric; you can underline with stretch and non-stretch fabric; for stretch fabric, choose one that is no more than 40% stretchy; for non-stretch I recommend to use only fusible interfacing
- satin or other ribbon (that’s great against the skin) – to cover foam seams; but this is optional, my tutorial on sewing this bra will be using them; you can use stretch ribbon as well if both the foam and lining is stretchy
- C1 – Cup upper piece for top layer
- C2 – Cup side piece for top layer
- C3 – Cup center piece for top layer
- F1 – Cup top piece for foam
- F2 – Cup side piece for foam
- F3 – Cup center piece for foam
- B1 – Back wing for a 3 eye-hook band
- B2 – Cradle for a 3 eye-hook band
- H1 – Back wing for a 2 eye-hook band
- H2 – Cradle for a 2 eye-hook band
Select your preferred sizing system to see the download form. In the form choose your band and cup size and insert your email address. Please check your email address for correct spelling. After you click the ‘Download’ button, we will send you an email with the download link. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder. Some email providers tag legit mail as spam.
EU Sizing System
UK Sizing System
US Sizing System
I do not have instructions for all steps. I will add them as soon as I can.
- Choose the right size
- Bra size charts
- How to take body measurements for bra pattern size
- What size to choose for the bra pattern
- What size to choose for the bra pattern if my breast shape is reduced projections
- What size to choose for the bra pattern if my breasts are Omega shape
- Get the pattern
- A glance on the pattern pieces
- Planning bra design and gathering needed materials
- Pattern adjustments for your chosen model and your measurements
- How to adjust the bridge on my bra pattern
- How to adjust cup pattern for reduced projection breast shape
- How to adjust cup pattern for Omega shape breasts
- Before sewing – some needed tools & notions
- Sewing cups
- Sewing the band
- Attache cups to the band
- Sew band elastics
- Prepare straps
- Determine bra elastic’s length
- First stitch to attache bra bottom elastic
- First stitches to attache bra underarm elastics
- Before making the final stitch on elastics
- Final elastic stitches
- Channels and under-wires
- Bra closure and furnishes
- Some analysis and conclusions