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How to Make a Rope Bra

A rope bra can be part of a costume or a high fashion outfit. Making a rope bra requires very little time. Sewing is not necessary but can make the bra more durable. Selecting a soft rope is important to make the bra comfortable. A coarse rope could be itchy and irritate the skin. Rope made from a synthetic material is slippery and harder to work with. Select rope that is soft and made of cotton.

Coil the rope starting in the centre of the breast. Glue the sides of the rope as it is coiled. Hold the coil together to dry before coiling more.

Coil the rope until the entire breast is covered. Cut the rope, glue the end to the inside of the coiled breast cup.

Repeat for the other breast.

Cut 1 1/2 yards of rope.

Find the centre of the rope. Place the centre of the rope on the breast bone between the breasts. Hold the rope and glue to the coiled breast cups on either side. The rope should be glued all the way to the top of the breast cups. The remaining rope will tie the bra on around the neck.

Cut another 1 1/2 yards of rope.

Fine the centre of the rope. Glue the centre to the bottom of the rope holding the breast cups together. Continue gluing the rope along the bottom of the breast cups. The remaining rope will tie the bra on around the rib cage.

Let the glue dry completely before tying on the bra.

Tip

The length of the rope used will vary depending on the bra size being made. Hand sewing the rope together instead of gluing will make it more durable.

Things You'll Need

  • 7 yards 1/4-inch-diameter rope
  • Fast drying tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Optional needle and thread
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About the Author

Lynn Johnson is a textile artist, fashion designer, mother and small business owner. Johnson has been copy writing since 2006. Some of her work is published on sites like eHow. She writes about parenting, crafts, fashion, games and textiles. Johnson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and has attended Master of Fine Arts programs.