Introduction

This step by step guide demonstrates the repair of a bra's underwire poking through the underside of the cup.

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  • Locate the problem: find where the underwire breaks through the fabric of the bra.

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Image 1/2: When back in place, the wire should not be visible. Image 2/2: When back in place, the wire should not be visible.
  • Push the underwire back into the fabric of the side of the cup.

  • When back in place, the wire should not be visible.

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Image 1/1: Make sure the fabric is a bit bigger than the wire's puncture hole.
  • Take a piece of matching scrap fabric and cut to the appropriate size.

  • Make sure the fabric is a bit bigger than the wire's puncture hole.

  • If the fabric is too thin, you can fold it to create a thicker piece.

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Image 1/3: Thread the needle and pull both ends evenly to double up the thread. Image 2/3: Tie the two loose ends of the thread together with a simple knot. Image 3/3: Tie the two loose ends of the thread together with a simple knot.
  • Measure the appropriate length of thread and cut it.

  • Thread the needle and pull both ends evenly to double up the thread.

  • Tie the two loose ends of the thread together with a simple knot.

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Image 1/2: An overlock stitch is a sewing technique where the edges of one or more pieces of fabric are sewn together. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7SshM6icKE|Watch a short video to learn how to sew the overlock stitch by hand.] Image 2/2: Make sure to sew through only the patch fabric and the bra's inner fabric layer. The thread should not show at the front of the bra!
  • Place the fabric over the hole. Sew along the perimeter of the fabric square with a simple overlock stitch.

  • An overlock stitch is a sewing technique where the edges of one or more pieces of fabric are sewn together. Watch a short video to learn how to sew the overlock stitch by hand.

  • Make sure to sew through only the patch fabric and the bra's inner fabric layer. The thread should not show at the front of the bra!

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Image 1/3: Finish by tying a knot in the end of the tread. Image 2/3: Cut the excess thread close to the fabric. Image 3/3: Do not cut the thread too close to the knot. This will make the stitches unravel.
  • In the last stitch, leave a loop of tread and pull the needle through the loop.

  • Finish by tying a knot in the end of the tread.

  • Cut the excess thread close to the fabric.

  • Do not cut the thread too close to the knot. This will make the stitches unravel.

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Image 1/2: Inspect the patch to make sure it is securely sewed on the bra. Image 2/2: The final product should be a small patch on the inside of the cup.
  • Cut the excess fabric off the finished patch.

  • Inspect the patch to make sure it is securely sewed on the bra.

  • The final product should be a small patch on the inside of the cup.

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Image 1/1: Try on the final product to ensure correct fit and comfort.
  • No damage or evidence of sewing is shown on the outside of the bra.

  • Try on the final product to ensure correct fit and comfort.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Celeste Stoker

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