DIY | Sew a Bra Strap Holder Into Your Top
Don’t you hate it when your bra strap shows? Some tops may be more likely to expose your unmentionables, but you can fix that. Higher-end places like J.crew and Banana Republic have these strap holders sewn into the shoulders of their tops. This tutorial will teach you how to do this to your own strapless tops and dresses! I must give credit to my mother who taught me how to sew these to avoid any potential wardrobe malfunction.
I must warn you, this tutorial requires some basic sewing AND crochet skills. It’s definitely easy once you get the hang of it and I encourage you to try it out!
Materials: Sew-on snaps, thread, sewing needle and crochet needle. The thread should be doubled-up and knotted.
Step 1: Sew one part of the snap to the inside of your top. I usually sew the bigger half of the snap first. You can determine the location, which can be in the center of the strap or towards the neck. In addition, you want to sew it on an area of the seam or the interfacing so no thread is exposed on the surface of the fabric.
Step 2: Make a slip knot as close to the sewn snap as possible. Crochet a short segment (1-2 inches) of a chain stitch. Finish off the chain stitch by pulling the sewing needle and remainder of the thread through the last loop.
Step 3: Now sew on the other half of the snap. Start by threading through one of the holes of the snap and insert the needle between the two sides of the thread. This will keep the snap secure at the end of the chain stitch. Do a few more loops until it feels secure. That’s it!
To use, snap it around your bra strap and it will stay secure all day long. It’s like a seat belt, but for your bra strap. It’s a fairly quick fix and is pretty inexpensive. I vamped up my Draped Snail Top from Anthro, which you can see in yesterday’s outfit. I hope you enjoy and let me know how it goes!