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Converting bras to nursing bras

sewingj

Converting bras to nursing bras
« on: December 06, 2018, 13:06:07 PM »
We seem to be having an influx of new babies so I thought this might be of interest:-

Daughter has just asked me if I could convert some bras to nursing bras and I found this tutorial

https://www.sewingbeefabrics.co.uk/convert-any-bra-to-nursing/

It looks easy so I have ordered some clips and will let you know how I get on.  They also sell fabric suitable for making your own nappies should that be your thing!

coffeeandcake

Re: Converting bras to nursing bras
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 19:02:21 PM »
Thank you for that @sewingj. I will have a go at a couple for DD. She bought a couple of nursing bras but she needs more. I hadn't realised that the reason for no underwire was related to blocked ducts, I always thought it related to safety.

sewingj

Re: Converting bras to nursing bras
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 11:43:00 AM »
Just as an update - I`ve now converted 2 bras successfully but I did find this tutorial easier to follow than the original:
https://www.babycenter.com/609_diy-turn-your-favorite-bra-into-a-nursing-bra_20001258.bc

I also discovered, too late, that the clips sold by sewingbeefabrics were too narrow for daughter`s bras and found these instead:
http://sewingchest.co.uk/index.php?cPath=168