Upcycling is the best way by reuse your seamless bra as a pumping bra. If you want to save money, here’s quick tutorial on how to make one yourself without picking up a needle and thread.
1 pair of sharp scissors
1 seamless bra (I’ve used Flourish seamless nursing bra)
1 Thifty pumping mum
1 marker pen
Requirements: The bra must be nylon/elastane and knitted for this to work.
Try the bra on that is about to become the pumping bra. Mark on your highest points (your nipples) with a marker pen.
Fold bra in half length ways so the points you’ve marked are on the fold line
Cut adjacent to the fold line approximately ¾ inch or 1.5cm
Very carefully seal the frayed ends with a lighter.
- Keep your fingers away.
- Slowly creep the cut edge to be sealed to the very base of the flame.
- Use tongs if necessary
- Do not touch the burned fabric until it is cool (20 seconds)
- Have a bowl of water handy if you need to extinguish
Remove the pump end from the bra and insert from inside
Voila! Your own handsfree pumping bra.