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    Advanced BHUZzer Darbla's Avatar
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    Removing padding from a bra

    I bought a bedlah off the swap forum and all of this padding has got to come out! Is it better to cut into the lining in the middle of the cups and then pull out the fluff, at the sides, the bottom, or does it not matter at all? My thinking with cutting into the middle is that that's furthest from edges in case of any unraveling that could slip out and be visible. Of course I'm going to sew the cut back shut, but I suppose it could still unravel so I'm trying to shoot for the most inconspicuous place to do this and just wanted some more expert opinions.


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    Would it be easier just to make new lining instead of trying to repair the old stuff? Lining isn't that hard to do. Besides, if you remove the padding, won't you need more fabric since the cups will be deeper?


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    Maybe you missed the point. I don't need new lining or more fabric. I need a lot LESS in there to fit my D's into. That's why all the padding has got to go, because right now I can't fit into it. I need the cups to be deeper.


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    If the cups are deeper, then it will require MORE fabric to line them. I think that's Karnak's point.

    Anyway, if you want to try to preserve the lining, can't you pull out some stitches with a stitch ripper, making an opening big enough to pull out the padding?


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    It does not need more fabric or lining. When I remove the padding, all the extra fabric that was puffed out over that padding is more than enough. I just want to make sure I'm cutting into this as inconspicuously and doing as little damage to the lining as possible. I've just never done this particularly bra surgery and wondered if there was a best way of approaching it.


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    I go for the center for the same reason you listed and it has worked for me. Especially if you need to wear it soon and don't have the time to make sure the lining is patched up perfectly; no need to worry about any little threads, etc. peeking out from the bottom of the cup.


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    I understand not needing more lining - I also have a bra where the lining puffs out over the padding enough that if it was reversed, it would fit back INTO the cup completely.
    Seam-ripping is definitely the best option - cut/unpick a few threads, lift the lining, remove the padding, re-sew the lining where the threads were cut/unpicked. No new holes, no unravelling of the material.


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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    ITA: No need to cut the lining at all. Linings are usually just basted down all around the edge. Take a small size seam ripper, pick out a few stitiches from the edge of the lining, pull out the stuffing/padding, and stitch the lining back down.

    If you make a cut in the center of the lining, you might have an uncomfortable seam in the middle of the cup. Might irritate your skin.

    Do you have a pic of the inside? Might help.
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    Re: Removing padding from a bra

    I meant adding new lining after your removed the old padding and lining. I don’t know how much was tucked under or its condition; that’s why I suggested just replacing it. (Bigger space inside the cups would need more fabric because there would be more surface area.) If there’s a plentiful amount of fabric, a seam ripper along the edges should do the trick, like CalgaryBibi and others suggested.


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