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Hugs & Kisses Cami with Optional Shelf Bra

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  • Includes all sizes, 4-30.
  • Instant download.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.
  • Experienced beginner friendly.
  • Fast sew.
  • For stretch fabrics.

The Hugs and Kisses Camisewing patternoffers endless possibilities. Whether as an extra layer in winter with bamboo or fine merino wool, or a breezy summer choice paired with your favorite skirt, it's a versatile wardrobe staple.

With a fitted silhouette, multiple lengths, and options for binding, fold-over elastic, wide, or adjustable straps, you can tailor it to your preference. And yes, you can even opt for a shelf bra—or go braless and embrace the freedom.

WATCH THE VIDEO to see what's in this sewing pattern. 

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 27 reviews
Such a fabulous cami

I made a fit test out of modal elastane and what a delightful garment. It’s such a versatile layer - either on its own or for warmth or modesty. I made one with the wider straps and it’s just perfect. Off to buy some swim fabric to make a tankini for the beach!!! I am sure that once my daughter is a teen, I will be making many many more.

Gay J.

Hugs & Kisses Cami with Optional Shelf Bra

wendy m.
Summer top

Love this top, wish I had discovered this pattern ages ago. Thought it was going to be difficult but turned out quite easy. Have to make many more of these.

Robyn S.
Great pattern

Easy to follow pattern. Will be making more of these.


Kate always delivers a quality product.