Anyone who ever had to wear a bra understands there are a lot of struggles that come along with them. One of the biggest struggles with bras is slipping bra straps. Some wearers often opt for racer back bras to avoid this problem; however, you wouldn’t want to wear ONLY racer back bras infinitely. A bra fitting could likely fix this problem, but if you do not have the time and needs a faster and easier fix on how to keep bra straps up DIY, below are some things you can do yourself to mend this issue temporarily.
It often takes someone in front of you to notice and inform you about the bra strap slithering from under the shoulder of your dress. If you’re on a date or a business meeting, you may or may not get a hint from the many embarrassing looks that warn that it is out in public. Well, don’t have to wait for that.
Every bra-wearing girl must have encountered the problem of a bra strap showing off itself for everyone to see. If this bothers you and is not enthusiastic about this particular show off, then learning how to keep bra straps up DIY is a must for you.
How to Make a Bra Strap Holder
A bra strap holder is straightforward to sew. Below are a few steps you can follow to get started. In this article, we will show you how to keep bra straps up DIY using three types of bra strap holders used in different situations.
Bra Strap Holder
This type of strap holder is what you sew on to your tops/dresses’ shoulder seams so that the straps are not visibly peeping out near the shoulder seam.
How to sew this bra strap holder
Find a fabric piece that is 1.5″ wide and a pair of snaps to make this strap clip. You can cut a long strip to make the strap holder for several tops and dresses at once. Take a 28-inch long fabric piece, so that you can get eight bra strap holders (approximately 3.5 inches), which is sufficient for four tops.
- Step 1. Fold your fabric strip by the center lengthwise. Next, fold the edges to the inside, just like making a double folded bias binding strip. Stitch along the fold, and you have a strap ready.
- Step 2. Cut the straps at 3.5 inches long. Fold 1/4 inch on either side under so the final holder measures 3 inches.
- Step 3. Take your pair of snaps and fold one end of your strap piece. Keep the snap on the folded edge, then sew it on the strap end. Sew the counterpart snap on the shoulder seam of your top near the neckline.
- Step 4. Stitch the strap to the other end of your shoulder seam. Make sure that the snaps meet before permanently sewing it on.
- Step 5. Remember to fold the end for a neat look. Always stitch with a matching thread. You can also opt to machine stitch the strap or hand sew with whip stitches around.
- Step 6. Sew the strap on the opposite shoulder as well. Then follow the process on how to keep bra straps up DIY by making a bra strap holder and continue sewing them to the rest of your tops.
Bra Strap Connector
This bra holder serves a very different purpose than the previous one. Sometimes when you wear a halter neck dress, you’ll need a bra that lies close to your neck. Your bra’s straps should be brought closer towards the middle of the body, not visible to the outside of the halter top or dress.
This easy-to-make bra strap holder can be made with a small piece of elastic or stretchy fabric strap of 8 inches in length. This will also require a hook for better support.
String the hook on the elastic and stitch the ends of the fabric together. This bra strap connector holder is ready to be hooked on. Then, attach it to the front or the back or both, depending on your preference.
Low Bra Strap Holder
Sometimes you wear a plunging V neck back top, blouse, or dress, and your bra straps are embarrassingly and screaming visibly near the V of the back. Don’t worry; this situation should not mar the beauty of the dress you are wearing.
You can quickly lower your bra by this bra hack in which you need to stitch a piece of elastic connecting the bra’s hook edges.
Then, measure around your waist or where you want the bra strap to be. Deduct about 2-3″ and cut out a 3/4″ wide elastic in this measure. Wear your bra as usual and cross the elastic band at the back and once more, slip this over your body. Through this, you can easily slip your bra strap lower by lowering the elastic attached to it.
Whatever you want to wear, your bra straps shouldn’t get in the way. Above are some of the fool-proof ways on how to keep bra straps up DIY. You don’t need to find a bra that’s appropriate for every kind of outfit you wear. All you need is a little creativity and patience, a few stitching here and there, and you’ll be ready to face the world in no time. Find out more about bra hacks.