|Youch! Get back in there where you belong!|
So when Perfect Bosom Buddy #2 broke free of it's oh-so-soft lining yesterday, I began to grumpily resign myself to the idea of having to make a trip to the mall this weekend and use that credit card I'm trying to keep nice and cool in my wallet.
But then I realized what a perfect opportunity this was to get another contemporary farm girl skill under my belt! I decided to give underwire bra repair a good college try. It it worked, that'd be $45 still in my bank account, and one less abandoned bra taking up space in the landfill.
I'm very pleased with how the repair came out. The bra feels very comfortable, and it took me less than 15 minutes to fix it. Want to try my method with one of your poky underwires?
Here's what you'll need:
*The bra (duh)
*A hot glue gun and glue stick
*A small piece of felt, any color (I just used cheap felt that I had in my craft box)
|I used regular and nail scissors, but you'll be|
fine if you just have one of those.
Pull out the offending underwire so there's enough exposed to pinch between your fingers.
|Don't pull it out too much or it might be hard to get back in.|
|It doesn't have to be exactly 1"; I ended up|
trimming quite a bit at the end anyway.
|Fold the felt side to side.|
|If the felt tries to unfold, put a tiny bit of hot glue|
in the fold and squeeze it shut.
|Dot of glue...|
|...and fold down the felt.|
|Looks like a little Q-Tip!|
|Little vertical cut...|
|...and back in place.|
|Bit of glue behind the felt...|
|...and squeeze for a few seconds to set.|
|Glue another piece of felt over the repair area.|
|All finished and can't even feel it against my skin!|