DIY Lace Bralette

by - March 11, 2020

Ever since I bought my first bralette, I realized how uncomfortable regular bras can be. I love that bralettes don't have underwire, so because of that, I wear them to bed (yup, they're that comfortable.) I must admit that making a bralette wasn't easy for me. Especially since my sewing skills aren't necessarily the best, but in the end, it was all worth it. Plus, I ended up saving money along the way since bras, in general, are pretty pricey. Want to learn how to make your own bralette? Then, let's get started!


  • Lace trim
  • Cotton fabric or any other stretchy material  
  • Elastic 
  • Needle & Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Paper & pen


1.)  Begin by measuring the elastic around your chest.

  • Measure the width of your chest (under your bust.)  Make sure the elastic fits snug for support and cut to make a waistband.
  • Measure the length (centered) under the bust and over the shoulder. Cut 2 elastics for each side to create the straps
  • TIP: You can always use one of your bras as a guide.

2.)  Draw 2 triangular shapes (identical as possible) the size of your breast. Make sure to add a 1/2-inch seam allowance to each triangle. (My measurements were 6 x 3 inches for a B cup.)

  • Cut 2 patterns for each side. In total, you should have 4 pieces.

3.)  Pin the curved edges of the patterns together (creating 1 large triangle) and sew, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

4.)  Repeat the same step for the other 2 patterns.

  • Add a thin elastic around the edges. 
  • Pin the elastics along the sides and sew them in place.

  • This is what it should look like after it's been stitched.

  • 5.) Add lace on both sides to frame the 2 bralette cups and sew.

    • If you'd like you can also add padding to the bralette, now would be the right time to do so.

    6.)  Now take the waistband and join it with the 2 triangles to create the bralette.

    7.)  Sew straight across, joining the bralette cups to the waistband

    8.)  To attach the bra, sew the ends together.

    11.)  Finally, sew the 2 elastics on each side of the bralette to make the straps, and you're all finished!

    I must say, I'm really proud of myself for making something I never thought I could, not even in a million years. This bralette looks just as good as any store-bought bralette would. What did you guys think? Let me know in the comment section below. 💜

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