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Topic: Underwire Bra repair??Help!!  (Read 12651 times)
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Proud Mimi
« on: June 27, 2008 02:48:23 PM »

Does anyone know how to repair a bra after the underwire pops out?  I have tried pushing them back in and sewing all kinds of things like bias tape etc over the hole but they just tear through the repair on the first or second wearing.  Bras are expensive.  I don't want to sew my own, just figure out how to repair one.
Anyone else out there who hasw cleverly solved this problem?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008 06:24:20 PM »

make a little cover for the end of the wire (a fabric pocket that the end sits in).  That should help stop the wire poking through your repair. 
Proud Mimi
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008 06:47:01 PM »

Why didn't I think of that. I'll try one tomorrow!! Thanks for responding. I know this isn't a very exciting topic.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008 09:45:52 PM »

That's OK - not being poked is very important  Angry
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 12:36:37 AM »

I have never been able to repair a poky bra. Ever. So I might give katyn's idea a try too. I have tried sewing up the gap and using bias tape to no avail.
It's the achilles heel of the bra.


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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008 11:44:32 AM »

If wires popping is a chronic problem, I just wanted to remind you to get a fitting to be sure you're wearing the right size. They will do it for free at lane bryant if you have one near. Or have someone help you do it at home. I can post directions if needed but I'm pretty sure someone already has on here somewhere. 80% of women wear the wrong size bra.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008 01:09:41 PM »

I'm another person who's tried all kinds of patches, paddings, etc. and never once achieved a repair that lasted more than a couple of wearings.

In my experience, that's part of what differentiates a $35 bra from a $13 one, the ends of the underwires being thickly coated with whatever plastic stuff they use until they're too rounded to poke through the underwire channel on either side.


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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008 11:43:12 AM »

Women who have short torsos often have problems with the wire poking them in the armpit. If you really like the bra and that's the only problem you're having, you can make the wire shorter-- pull the wire out, use tin snips to cut off the end, file it down, and then coat it with tool dip.

But you really should get a professional fitting---it's more likely the bra is the wrong size for you.
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008 09:52:40 PM »

I am terribly short waisted. I mean, my waist is practically under my arms.

Now I'm addicted to granny bras. Ok, so they're not the prettiest things ever, right but let me tell you, they're the most comfortable bras anyone will ever wear. I mean, I would wear mine jogging or trampoline jumping before I'd slap a sports bra on. And I can wear them all day. With no underwire.

They come in pretty boxes and are dirt cheap.

Throw away your broken bra and get one that fits and won't stab you in the boob ever.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008 04:22:05 PM »

More info on the granny bra please. What brand are you talking about?
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