Step 1. Determine what bras you need extenders for. How many hooks & eyes are on them? Usually it's 2 or 3. For this tutorial, I am using two.
Step 2. Go to your bra drawer and get out the bras that don't fit anymore. We all have them, don't lie to yourself. :) If you absolutely can't part with any, stop at your local thrift shop and pick out bras that have the same amount of hooks & eyes as the ones you need extenders for.
Step 3. Time to recycle that bra and make a bra extender!
|Recycle an old bra into a bra extender!|
Step 4. Cut off the hooks & eyes of bra as shown below. You want to leave a bit of room for sewing. If you sew onto a hook or eye, you'll damage your needle and/or machine.
|Cut off hooks & eyes of the soon to be 'bra extender'|
Step 5. Place eyes facing up and the hooks facing down.
|Line up the soon to be bra extender|
Step 6. Sew the raw edges together. Use a zig zag stitch to 'seal them together'. Sew over and over and over the edges so that it will be secure and not irritate your skin.
|Sew up the bra extender with a zig zag stitch|
|Another image (this took an entire 5 minutes to make btw)|
Step 7. Attach to your bra and admire your handiwork!
|5 minutes of my time to make my pregnant self more comfy? |