OK, I am a big, heavy busted female. I hate bras, they are one of the worse things women have to wear, in my opinion. Yes, I have been fitted. Yes, I am wearing my correct size. Yes, I have tried every single type of bra they make. Trust me, that was very interesting. Strapless is not suited for me at all! So what is my tip?
I wear a 46DD get your mind out of the gutter people. I am NOT blessed with DD cups. They are horrible & very heavy. Every time I wear my bra the buckle slides down the strap & by the end of the day it is where it is at in the photo. Hmm…not very good for when you are trying for support. So how did I fix this problem??? I realize that someone out there in the wide world has this tip & is thinking I am crazy for posting a entire post about it. Guess what? My blog, my content, lol. It is really simple & invisible if using the same color thread as your bra strap. If you can handle a sewing needle then you can do this. Sew a button? Then you can do this. I promise!
- Sewing thread in any color (I recommend button thread)
- Sewing needle (just a regular sewing needle)
- Thimble (if you need one, I don’t)
- Scissors or a cutting tool (I use my nail clippers half the time)
- Your bra or bras
Ok, thread your needle with the button thread. Personally, I take a long piece, thread my needle, then knot the two ends together. This way you have two (2) strands of thread that you will be sewing with. Move the buckle where you want it to remain. Now, take your needle & from the outside of your strap (the side that is next to your shirt) & stab both pieces of strap with the needle. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt, scream unless you stab your finger & you scream, or bite you again unless you stab your finger. Stab it close but not right next to the buckle bottom (the side of the buckle that is the lower side or the side that has two strap pieces going into it). Now pull it through & pull the knot snug to the strap. Get where I am going here???? If not, then I will continue. Next stab the underside of the strap (the side that is next to your skin) a bit away from the where you stabbed the strap the first time. Pull the needle & thread snugly again. GUESS WHAT!! You just made your first stitch! Congratulations! Now stab your needle back into the strap from the outside a bit away from where the thread is coming up at & pull snug. Then back up through the underside again. Depending on how wide your strap is will depend on how many times you need to repeat this motion. End at the other end of your bra strap with your thread & needle coming up from the underside of the strap. Now tie a knot in the thread. Snip it off. Now repeat this on the other strap & you are done. When completed it should look something like this:
See that little black line of stitches? No, I don’t hand sew in a straight line on these. That line prevents the buckle from sliding down & making the strap longer then I want it to be. Or in my head, making the girls less painful to lug around.
Now I know some of you are going to be thinking, “Why put the knots on the outside of the strap instead of the underside where they won’t be seen?” I am going to answer that right now. I have incredibly sensitive skin. Anything that is rough, bumpy, or odd feeling doesn’t sit well with me. I will either, get a rash, a blister yes, even something this small, or it will start to hurt. So by putting the knots on the outside of the strap, I have nothing next to my skin that irritates it. That mean, happier Hev!
If you use thread in the same or close to color of your strap then it is invisible. The knots are too small to show up through your shirts & unless your partner is closely inspecting your bra they won’t see it. Trust me, instead of inspecting your bra they should be thanking what ever Gods they pray to that you are letting them see your girls. If they are not thanking their Gods then you may want to consider what is going on there, lol.
Give this a try! One line of stitches keeps my buckle in place but feel free to do more then one if you want. Heck, take it to a sewing machine if you own one & do this on that. I just find it easier for me to hand sew them. Remember, I hand sew my buttons back on all the time with they come off. Do we need me to type up a tutorial on how to sew a button on??????
Yes, this is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek tip post, but I do stand by my tip. I do this to each & every single bra before I wear them. It has saved me a lot of back pain. I have tried it without doing it & the buckle always slides down & that makes my back hurt really bad. So with this I don’t have that issue. Try it & let me know what you think.