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Hugs & Kisses Cami with Optional Shelf Bra

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This may look like an ordinary cami but on the inside its chock full of choices so you can find your favourite finish! You may even find yourself going braless & loving it. 

It has an optional shelf bra!!!

A cami you can wear all year long. 

IN SUMMER they are light & an easy wardrobe choice. 

IN WINTER they give that extra layer of warmth close to the body.


  • SILHOUETTE:Fitted.
  • BACK: High or low.
  • FRONT: Band or binding along neckline.
  • LENGTHS: Cropped, regular, long.
  • INSIDE:Single layer, lined or shelf bra.
  • SHELF BRA: This is optional & can be made in self fabric or, for extra support, athletic knit or power mesh.
  • FINISHES: Binding, fold over elastic (FOE).
  • STRAPS: Binding, fold over elastic, added wide straps (with ring) or adjustable straps. Use soft Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic. Each strap gives a different level of support. 

SIZE RANGE (AU) Size 4-30

  • Size 4-30. See size chart here.
  • This pattern is sized using your upper bust measurement.
  • Range: 73-135cm (28.75-58.75")
  • View the size chart here


  • 4-way & 2-way stretch knits with vertical give. 
  • View fabric & trim requirements here.

Fabric suggestions include cotton lycra, swim fabric, athletic knit, Merino Wool Knit, Rib Knit, Jacquard knit, Viscose or rayon elastane knits, Double brushed poly (DBP), Single brushed poly (SBP), Stretch knit crepe, Poly elastane knits, Bamboo elastane, Modal Lycra. 

Shelf bra suggestions as above or, for more support, use athletic knit, power mesh or power net. For even more support, sew a 2 layer shelf bra.

TRIMS: See tutorial for more details.

  • STRAPS (MAIN TUTORIAL): 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic (not knitted).
  • SHELF BRA (OPTIONAL): 2.5cm (1") - 4cm (1.5") soft (plush) elastic.
  • ALTERNATIVE TO BINDING/STRAPS: Fold over elastic (FOE) in 2cm (3/4"), 2.5cm (1") or 3cm (1 1/8') width.
  • WIDE ADD ON STRAP (OPTIONAL): 2 x 12-18mm (1/2-3/4") bra ring. 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") elastic (Lastin, clear swim or plain).
  • ADJUSTABLE STRAPS (OPTIONAL): Bra ring & slider to match width of FOE or binding. 

METRIC & IMPERIAL: Our tutorials are in both centimetres & inches. They include the seam allowance.

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This is a downloadable digital PDF pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Please note, we do not supply paper patterns. 

This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Kat W.
Glad I Bought This Pattern

I was hesitant to buy this pattern at first because I have several cami patters. Can be sewed up in a few hours. I will be making more of these.

A definite must-have!

Who doesn't love a good cami?

We all wear them one way or another. It's the perfect layering piece, or as a summer tank.
With the optional shelf bra, it's the perfect wardrobe staple.<3

A wardrobe staple

This knit cami pattern is so versatile, whether as an under layer for winter warmth or a summer cooler. Best of all, there is detailed instruction to add a supportive shelf bra with options for all sized busts!

Can't get enough of this Cami!

I live in a relatively warm climate - I'm a sun worshipper so in summer the Hugs & Kisses Cami will get a workout as a pyjama top, bather top, or just a little singlet to head out - the choices are endless!!

But - in winter this fabulously versatile Cami will be keeping me snuggly as an undergarment and an extra layer.

I was a little daunted with the thought of making bound straps - but the clear instructions meant that I produced a professional garment that I was proud to wear!

Thanks Kate & PE xx

Terri T.
Surprised Me

This style of top is not one I generally make, though it's a style I have worn. I've been less than confident with binding, and usually find these styles too bare for my taste, as I have a larger chest. But this cami is perfection! It has plenty of coverage while maintaining the look of a cami, and with the optional shelf bra, and varied strap options, makes it easy to wear with a bra or without (depending on contruction), which is a critical component in my decision-making on a pattern purchase. Definitely a winner!