How to sew an adjustable bra strap

How to sew an adjustable bra strap

You have started to sew your bra, and you can't wait to wear it…Then arrives the moment when you have to do the finishing :

Sewing the Hook & eye, cut all the thread excess, sewing the bow or button, among other things… And, of course the strap sewing !

You will quickly realize that this step is often the one we want to neglect. Nevertheless, nice finishing is the reason why you will even more love wearing your underwear 🙂

In this article, we explain how to make an adjustable bra strap. Very useful to ensure a good support, to adjust the length of the straps according to your morphology, and prevent from the loosening of the rubber band of the strap after a certain time ...

You will see, if not the most fun part of bra-making, it's a very simple work to do 😉.

We will explain step by step how to proceed.

Are you ready ? Let's go !

  1. Materials
  2. Step by step

1. Materials

To make your adjustable strap, you will need 3 little things :

matériel élastique bretelle réglable - Bra strap elastic
- Ring
- Slider

We recommend using a 10 to 12 mm (3/8 to 1/2 in) wide strap for sizes XS, S and M, and a 15 mm wide strap for sizes L and XL.

⭐ Quick tip ⭐

Bra strap elastics are stronger than other lingerie elastics that we use for bands and panty waist, which will give you optimal support.

2. Step by step

coulisser réglette bretelle Cut your elastic band on a length of about 45 cm for a full-length strap.
Then, pass it through the slider as in the picture. The right side of your strap should be visible, as on the picture.
replier et coudre réglette bretelle Bend the edge of your strap to wrap the slider middle bar, and make a very tight zig-zag stitch (2mm wide).
Then cut the excess length of the strap.
coulisser anneau bretelle Pass the strap elastic through the ring.
coulisser bretelle reglette Then, pass it again through the slider.
résultat bretelle réglable Here is the result you obtain 🙂

Repeat the previous steps to make a second strap.
coudre attache bretelle dos All you have to do now, is to pass another piece of elastic - or even some ribbon - in the ring to finish your strap and come and put it on your bra.
Et voilà ! 👌

You can also customize your strap, by adding ribbons on the front part of the strap; but, think well to keep an extensible part in the back not to lose in comfort.

If you want to learn how to sew a Hook & eye closure, or which supplies to use to sew your lingerie, we have concocted a series of Sewing tips articles here

Have fun sewing !

We hope that the informations helped you. If you have doubts, do not hesitate to contact us :