Special Corsetry Event with Berlin based "Emma's Corsets" ✄✄✄

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Professional Corsetière Emma Capponi visited Melbourne in February 2017 and with Thread Den provided an amazing opportunity to take her Corsetry Course.

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Join Emma as she takes you through the materials and tools, pattern drafting, construction methods, and hand finishing techniques required to draft a corset from scratch. At the end of the class each student will go home with a corset that has been specifically tailored to them, that they have made, as well as a pattern they can use again and again and the skills to draft and make corsets for anyone. Emma’s Corsets makes corsets for all shapes and sizes and can fit any one, no matter what size, age, shape, gender as the corsets are made based around your body shape and measurements.

"Emma's Corserts" is a luxury corsertry label based in Berlin that produces bespoke and ready to wear corserts.  Visit Emma's Corsets Instagram with 18,800+ followers to view her work.

A complete corsert kit is included in the course price which provides a combination of spiral and spring steel for maximum strength and comfort, a base layer of coutil – a strong, breathable fabric that doesn’t warp or twist, ensuring your corset retains it’s shape, the outer layer is high quality silk, the supplies are sourced from all over the world, to provide the highest quality.

Emma Capponi is the founder of the corset brand Emma’s Corsets. With over 10 years of experience in dressmaking and corsetry, across a broad range of styles and historical eras, you are in safe hands as you begin your own corset-making journey. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Emma never really grew out of playing dress-ups. Learning dressmaking from the age of 15 and corsetry from 17, Emma has been obsessed with corsetry and costume from a young age. After making corsets for a few years, Emma founded ‘Emma’s Corsets’, a corsetry shop that provided both ready-to-wear corsets, as well as bespoke creations. Emma’s design experience ranges through historical reproductions, burlesque, fetish, drag, fashion, and bridal corsetry.

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What you will learn
  • To construct a personally fitted corset
  • Learn how to pattern draft a corset (no drafting experience necessary)
  • Exclusive sewing and drafting techniques from Emma Capponi of "Emma's Corsets
What you will get
  • Your own hand made, personally fitted under bust corset, and the pattern drafting and construction knowledge to do it all again
  • Complete corset kit supplied in course cost
  • A booklet with all of the information that was covered during the course

What to bring
  • Complete Corset Kit Supplied
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ You made garments using a pattern, understand some sewing terminology & pattern markings, this is a skill level you are ready for. You do not need to have pattern making experience. You are expected to know how to use a sewing machine.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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02 March 2017 • Special Corsetry Event with Berlin based "Emma's...

I learnt how to make an underbust corset in 5 lessons. Our instructor was hands on and very helpful. Everything was provided for us including an easy to follow, comprehensive instruction booklet. Extra assistance was also provided if we needed help after class. This was so much more than following a pattern and sewing, it included hardware: bones, busks and eyelets. Thank you Thread Den.