How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

How many times has this happened to you? You take it out of the wash and it looks like this….damaged.  I always try to remember to hook the bra strap together before I wash it.  I also try to remember to put it in something like a mesh bag to keep it from being damaged. However, there are just some days that you forget to do these things and just toss it in the dirty clothes.

Of course, on the days that you forget to do those things….this is what happens to those expensive bras that you purchase.  And, expensive they are!  Normally, I toss them in the trash.  Not sure why it hasn’t crossed my mind to repair them instead of throwing money in the thrash.  Plus, I sew.  So, I put that skill to the task for this bra.  It’s quite simple.  All you will need are hooks to replace the damaged one(s) and a needle and thread.

Items Needed:

  • Hooks and Eyes Replacements Pack
  • Needle and Thread
  • Seam Ripper

 

Directions:

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

Using a seam ripper, take the seam out that covers the hook.  I only ripped the seam that covered the damaged hook and left the seam in tact that covered the hook that was not damaged.

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

Once the seam is out, remove the damaged hook.

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

Insert a new hook.  Sew the hook in place.  The strap is thick enough for allowing space to sew the hook without the thread going through the material. That way, it’s like a hidden stitch.

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

If it seems difficult to sew the hook into such a tight space, you can pull the material back that covers the hook and pin it.  It will make it easier to sew down.

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

Put material back in place to cover the bottom of hook.  Using the needle and thread, sew the opening together at top.

How To Repair Damaged Hooks On A Bra Strap

Perfect! The hook works.  Saved myself a ton of money.  The hooks were really inexpensive.  I bought them at Jo-Anne Fabric and Craft Store.  They were originally priced at $2.99.  After coupon and tax, they were $1.90 for a box of 14.  Trust me, this is not a difficult task. It’s worth saving the money on replacing the hooks.

 

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Comments

  1. Love the step by step instructions you’ve put together for those of us who don’t sew! Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party and I hope we see you again this week.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze
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  2. I’ve known how to do this, but I actually wear mine broken. New bras are expensive and special order most of the time. Thanks for the reminder that it’s super easier to fix.

    Your co-host from Creative Style Linkup ~~April~~
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  3. Hate when that happens. Who knew the solution was so simple? Thanks for sharing the tip. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. I have a bra that I need to fix. So happy that I saw this. Now I just need to go to Jo-Ann and get the replacement hook.
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    • Hi Sonya! I really wasted a lot of money on bras before doing this little sewing technique. Really comes in handy…

      • Now If they would come out with replacement underwire. My hook and fastner broke on my bra this time. I spend appox 80 per bra. Yikes! Normally my underwire breaks on me.

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