Monday, January 11, 2010

Method of stitching strap keepers


Strap keepers work in two ways .They prevent bra straps from peeping out of the neck and also prevent wide neck lines falling away.
Prepare fabric tubes from the fabric which was used to stitch the garment. The length of the fabric tube taken should be little more than the shoulder line of the garment. It should not be too long or short. Finish raw edges of the fabric tubes by turning them in. Sew the two halves of a press button one on each side of the fabric tube as shown in the figure. Fold the tube in the middle such that the two halves of the fastener face each other and stitch it to the seam of arm scye where the shoulder line is attached to the sleeve. If the length of the tube is too small there will be wrinkles on the shoulder. While wearing the garment one end of the strap is passed under the bra strap and the button is pressed together.

Interchangeable strap keepers 

 

Take ¼” wide satin ribbon. Let the length of the ribbon be little more than the length of the shoulder line. Stitch the raw edges. Sew the two halves of press fastener one on each side. stitch the middle of the ribbon to the safety pin as shown in the figure. This can be used as a strap keeper by fixing the safety pin to the seam of the arm scye where the shoulder line and the sleeve meet.

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6 comments:

casserole said...

These are so handy!! I blogged about your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-pair-of-strap-keepers-to-keep-your-bra-straps-hidden/2010/01/12/

(link will go live at midnight CST)

--Anne

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nirmala said...

hello vanigaru,
ur blog is very useful for me.iam learning a lot.thank you so much.
can you give us technique of how to attach fabric tubes to blouse i mean the way to sew them to blouse and finishing especially for the one with fabric tubes around the neck.
nimmi

nirmala said...

hello vanigaru,
ur blog is very useful for me.iam learning a lot.thank you so much.
can you give us technique of how to attach fabric tubes to blouse i mean the way to sew them to blouse and finishing especially for the one with fabric tubes around the neck.
nimmi

mrathor74 said...

hi vani, can u please send me a draft of fish cut lahnga.
thnks
meena
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hummingbird said...

Vani
Thank you so much for explaining what these were for. I suspected the use, but was unsure. As a western woman who has recently discovered the joy of wearing salwar suits, I deeply appreciate your wisdom, and thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Jeannee