Studs and spikes are a fun and trendy way to add edginess to clothing and it has been quite popular in the fashion industry over the years. There’s something so iconic about studded apparel, and it can really transform an outfit from drab to fab in minutes, especially in the winter. This week at iLoveSexy, we felt like tapping into our inner bad girl and we came up with this easy and affordable DIY studded bra tutorial. We’re sure you’ve seen this studded bra around in stores with various designs. But if you knew how easy to it was to create your own, you would definitely want to make your own DIY studded bra at home. Adding studs to an old bra can really spice it up and it makes an amazing accent piece in a fierce and modern outfit. We made this with our Convertible Four Way Bra, which works great because you can wear this bra many different ways once you are finished. If you prefer something more demure and feminine, you can opt for this Demi Cup Underwire Padded Bra which has lace and faux leather detailing. Or if you want to go rocker chic, then adding studs to our Leather Bra would be our top pick. Whether you choose to use one of our bras or use one you have lying around your house, this tutorial is fun and easy to follow. So let’s get started!
What you will need:
Studs (We used 1/2 inch silver studs that we purchased from Studs & Spikes)
Sewing stiletto (or anything that you can use to punch holes such as a razor blade)
1. Take a stud and press it against the bra to make an indent in the material.
2. Use the stiletto to poke two holes where the stud has left its indent. If your bra’s material does not contain padding and is thin enough, then you will not need to use a stiletto.
3. Poke the stud’s tines through the holes you have created.
4. To secure the studs in place, use a pair of pliers to bend the tines down.
5. To make sure that the tines are as flat as possible, you can place the bra on a flat surface and press the flat side of the pliers to push down the stud.
Repeat steps 1-5 throughout the entire bra, with whatever design you want to go with. This is our finished product, after we have finished studding.
And here is a side view of our DIY studded bra. What do you think of this design?
You can use any kind of bra that you like, but what’s great about this convertible bra is that it can be worn four different ways, which works wonderfully for creating different looks. Whether you want to wear this peeking out of a blazer or paired with a jacket or even on its own, this bra is extremely versatile.
So what did you think of this DIY studded bra tutorial? Will you be trying this out at home? Studded bras have always been a favorite among women, and while they can be found at many retail stores, making your own with a customized design is just as easy and so much more fun. You can also get creative and add spikes and different colored studs to your bra. And once you are finished, you can rock out in this gorgeous piece wherever you go. So let us know if you liked this tutorial and if you will be making your own using this method. And share your thoughts with us in the form of questions, comments and suggestions in our comment box below! And check back next week for an all new DIY tutorial that you can accomplish at home!