Sewing Bee Fabrics Tutorial
How To Convert Any Bra To A Nursing Bra
Nursing bras are often expensive and unflattering so I thought I would show you just how quick and easy it is to convert any bra in to a nursing bra. A word of warning though. Underwire and nursing is controversial, especially in the early stages of establishing feeding because if the bra doesn't fit correctly then the underwire can press in to the breast tissue which can increase the risk of blocked ducts and therefore mastitis.
What you will need:
approx. half a meter of elastic ribbon
How to make it:
Every bra is slightly different, so on most bras you can simply unpick the front bra strap attachment.
Next, cut off any strap trimmings that were attaching the strap
If that isn't possible, you can always snip the strap about 1 inch above where it attaches.
The next step is the attach the completely flat part of the clip by refolding down the part you unpicked (or curling the 1 inch strap that is left around the fastening)
Then fold the free end of the strap around the other half of the clip with the hooked part facing forwards and upwards towards the strap.
Attach enough elastic ribbon to comfortably sit between the nursing bra clip and the base of the bra. This is so that once you unclip the nursing clip that the other part of your strap wont ping off somewhere irretrievable in public! Simply curl one end around the hooked clip part, and the other to the base of the bra and sew in place. Hint here - Look at where the elastic lines up. You will probably need to take it diagonally inwards so it doesn't show when the cup is done up.
And your done! How easy was that!
And compared to the other side, there is hardly any difference in how the bra looks
Just repeat on the other side and your maternity bra collection is suddenly looking far more fabulous!
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