It’s crazy what you can do with a pair of underpants!
Are you sick of seeing the same tired underpants on your man’s pert derriere for the last six years? Make a break for it with a pair, to create some gorgeous bra tops for yourself! Caroline and Capucine are two old friends with loads of great ideas, who decided to take on this challenge: the following steps will guide you through their easy tutorials….
1/ A bra top in the snip of a scissors
1/ Choose some printed briefs, either new ones or ones you have pinched from your other half, and lay them out on a flat surface.
2/ Start by cutting out the crotch from front to back, leaving the outer seams. Be careful to keep a steady hand so that you cut in straight lines.
3/ Follow the seams of the briefs to form narrow bra straps.
And there you go, it’s ready to wear!
2/ A low necked bra with some easy sewing
1/ Choose a printed underpants and lay it out on a flat surface.
2/ Start by cutting out the crotch of the underpants.
3/ Follow the seams to form the bra straps.
4/ Fold down the material that is remaining and sew a rough hemline at the back. No need to be a pro when it comes to sewing, a few basic stitches will do the trick!
And there you go, a new low-necked bra top!
3/ A bra top for nights out
1/ Choose some briefs with a chic pattern and lay them out on a flat surface.
2/ Start by cutting out the crotch as usual, and following the outer seams to make the bra straps.
3/ Continue cutting until you have removed the entire back of the briefs.
4/ Keep just the seams and waistband, in order to form the back of the bra.
5/ For a perfect finish, sew a few hemlines on each side, folding in the edges.
4/ A support bra
1/ Choose a stretchy, patterned underpants and lay it out on a flat surface.
2/ Start by cutting out the crotch, as usual, but leaving enough material to create a high neck.
3/ Cut the underpants following the seams on the left and right, and cut out the whole back of the underpants.
4/ When you get to the elastic waistband, continue cutting along it.
5/ Add two or three bands of additional elastic in the colour of your choice (that you can get in any sewing shop), and sew the ends together.
5/ A bikini top with a zip
For this version, follow the same steps as in model 2 (cutting in front and behind), but this time, instead of sewing in a hem, sew on a zip that you bought in a haberdashery.
Watch a video using similar techniques: