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How to Remove Underwires from a Bra

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  1. How to Remove Underwires from a Bra, How to Remove Underwires from a Bra: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Take out bra that requires underwire removal.

  2. How to Remove Underwires from a Bra: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lay it face down.

    • Meaning the inside of bra faces up now.

  3. How to Remove Underwires from a Bra: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Remove Underwires from a Bra: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Identify the area that covers the underwires by feeling where the solid metal underwire is.

  4. How to Remove Underwires from a Bra: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Identify the hem (outlined by the red box in the picture) of the underwire lining for both of the cups at each end.

    • To know the anatomy of a bra, click here.

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    • Use the seam ripper to rip the stitches of the hem by going under the thread. This increases the chance of precision and prevents injury to fingers.

    • Make sure to hold the seam ripper with your index finger pointing outwards and aligning it with the sharp side of the seam ripper at the bottom (look at the third picture in this step).

    • If you are a minor, recommended having adult supervision as sharp object is involved.

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    • Push the underwire up through the open hem until it pokes out.

    • Then pull the underwire out from the hemmed area.

  8. How to Remove Underwires from a Bra: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Repeat on the other cup by redoing steps 6-7. You should now be left with 2 underwires that were previously in your bra.

    • Optional: If you want to stitch up the hem check out this underwire bra repair that can be applied here.

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Farzana Jalal

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What can I do with the removed underwires? Ideas needed ☺️

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