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« on: December 14, 2011 11:42:33 AM »

I have big boobs, but small shoulders, so sometimes the strap goes all the way to the bottom to shorten, but its too long still. Shoulders are crooked so sometimes bra strap slips off. I want to make my own, to hold both sides together. I used string, but its just silly. Any suggestions? :-D
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011 02:32:49 PM »

I think what I'd do is free up one end of the original straps (the adjustable end), shorten them, and then reinstall 'em. You'd only have to remove a little bit of stitching on the strap itself, if your bras are constructed like mine are. You could also make and attach some shoulder pads to them, to help with "shoulder cut" and slippage- I've thought about doing that, myself. I wish you the best of luck- I *dread* bra shopping, and sometimes I would swear that the manufacturers and designers are out to get me....LOL  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012 12:44:29 AM »

You can buy bra strap fittings off the internet or at any good large fabric store.

Just pull apart one of your straps there are usually two pieces - the ring and then the other piece (looks like a flat Cool. Then you just need to buy the strap elastic which should be available from any good fabric or trims store as well.

They're not that hard to make and you can then replace your ones that are too short.

It sounds like you may need a wider elastic if its cutting into you?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012 04:43:00 AM »

sometimes bra strap slips off. I want to make my own, to hold both sides together

Have you tried these little gadgets? https://www.strapperfect.com/ Apparently you can get them more cheaply at some of the dollar stores OR make your own using this tutorial: http://voices.yahoo.com/make-own-plastic-bra-strap-connector-4003717.html
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012 11:59:32 AM »

StitchWench said what I was going to.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012 12:05:43 PM »

Hmm. All the intelligent ideas have been given already, so I give my foolproof one:

Just cut the strap in a random place (best: between shoulder and boobs), cut out a piece and sew the ends back together, overlapping slighty. Done!
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