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How to Repair a Bra Underwire

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  1. How to Repair a Bra Underwire, How to Repair a Bra Underwire: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

You made something that is a total pain in the #$@ not so painful anymore and thanks for adding the video cause that helped a lot

Willow Reignes - Reply

I agree with Wllow. Thank you on behalf of my wife and wallet.

Daniel Pollard - Reply

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