How to Convert a Regular Bra into a Nursing Bra
Tutorial below provided by Chari of Take Time to Smell the Roses
If you are like me you either have to spend lots of money on a nursing bra that fits right or deal with a cheaper nursing bra that you hate. I also have to have 2 sizes of nursing bras, a size larger for the first few months and a smaller size for after the first few months after my supply has established and I'm no longer leaking. It can be expensive to buy enough nursing bras to get you through unless you make your own!
I've been hunting the clearance racks for regular bras the last few months. I refuse to pay more than $5- $6 for a regular bra which means it has to be marked down at least 80% for me to even consider buying it. For my conversion photos I bought a 2 pack of bras at Big Lots for $8. I had all the materials for the conversion so that made it $4 each for a nursing bra! You'll probably find it difficult to believe, but these bras are actually more comfortable than my more expensive nursing bras! No, these bras aren't lined, but I just made some nice super easy contoured nursing pads so it doesn't matter anyway ;-)
I used my handy KAM snaps pliers to do the conversion. (Note: size 20 snaps are used.) KAM snaps make a nice secure hold and they are very easy to undo with one hand which is very important to me.
Next is to sew a ribbon to connect the strap to the bottom of the bra. I used 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
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