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Topic: How to sew a supportive cotton/hemp sports bra?  (Read 1599 times)
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« on: February 19, 2012 09:13:47 AM »

   I like Champion 6242 style bra(it does have underwire and back hooks), but it is made from synthetics, and I thought I would like to sew one with organic cotton or organic cotton/hemp. I could forego the hooks(and make it pull on style), but I think it would be nice to keep underwire-not sure if pull on is possible with underwire.Do I take my Champion apart(or use pins to transfer parts on paper) and just copy parts on the cotton? It probably will behave differently than original fabric. Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 11:59:16 AM »

Why do you want to use cotton? Just wondering. My experience with anything made of cotton for sports is that it get soaked with sweat and if you do long workout (I guess most people don't) outdoors, you'll eventually get very cold. Another problem with cotton supportive bra is that you probably need to use very strong fabric and several layers, placing the fabric weave in different directions, otherwise it will stretch out and not support you, be it wet or not It's possible to make it strong with heavy wiring like a corset has. Heavy wiring and at least 3 layers.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 06:32:41 PM »

  Thank you for the answer! So layering(that bra is made of two layers anyway)and boning is the answer.
Well, it doesn't have to be cotton, but I would like it to be natural and preferably, organic. For health reasons. I am not so worried about sweating and getting cold much.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012 06:12:42 PM »

just curious, what are the long-term health consequences of wearing non-organic cotton or other materials? if you make it a pull-on style I think you'd need some sort of elastic--at least when I exercise and get sweaty, it can be difficult to remove tight sports bras.
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