Introduction

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

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

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Push the underwire back into the fabric of the side of the cup. 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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Take a piece of matching scrap fabric and cut to the appropriate size.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Cut the excess fabric off the finished patch. Inspect the patch to make sure it is securely sewed on the bra.
  • 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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No damage or evidence of sewing is shown on the outside of the bra.
  • 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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