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Keep shirts from sliding down your shoulders and keep bra straps in place.
I've heard these called many things - carriers, holders, bra wranglers, lingerie strap-straps, whatever. Basically they're belt loops for your bra straps.

Do you have shirts that constantly slip off your shoulders when you wear them? Or the other way around - do your bra straps refuse to stay in place? These nifty things help with both those problems. I've added them to clothes that have wide or deep necklines and have a tendency to want to fall off of me (so annoying!).

Posted by dixiediy from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See dixiediy's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a bra. Bra Strap Carriers - Step 1
    Step 1

    You only need a couple supplies for this project: 2 sets of sew on snaps, narrow ribbon, scissors, needle and thread and your sewing machine. Oh, and your garment!

  • How to make a bra. Bra Strap Carriers - Step 2
    Step 2

    First, stitch the bottom part of the snap to your shirt/dress on the inside of the shoulder seam. I'm sewing it on to a facing but you can also sew to the lining or the seam allowances, just don't stitch through to the outside.

    Start with your knot underneath the facing/seam allowance if you can, you want to reduce bulk around the snap so the snaps can hold together well. I made a basic blanket stitch around my snap and tied my knot under the facing when I finished.

  • How to make a bra. Bra Strap Carriers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next cut a 2.5" length of ribbon (more if you've got really wide bra straps, less if you're working on a tank top or something with narrow shoulder straps), thread it through the upper snap, and match up the edges of the ribbon.

  • How to make a bra. Bra Strap Carriers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Attach the upper snap to the bottom snap and pin the ribbon flat along the shoulder seam.

  • How to make a bra. Bra Strap Carriers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a short, narrow zig zag stitch, sew over the ribbon close to the edges. Don't stitch across more than two or three times or else you risk putting too many holes in the ribbon. Trim your ribbon ends if needed.

    Repeat for the other shoulder.

  • How to make a bra. Bra Strap Carriers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now when you wear your dress/top you can unsnap your carrier, tuck your bra strap under and snap it all back in place.

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