FAQ - How to sew a pocket into your bra

If you are looking to convert your old bras into a pocketed bra, our sew in pockets are the perfect solution! Our handy 100% cotton sew in pockets can convert any non-pocketed bra to hold a prosthesis securely all-day-long.

 
Follow the steps below to correctly sew in your pocket:
 
  1. 1)   Things you will need: Your bra, your Nicola Jane pocket, pins, a needle and threat and your prosthesis  
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  3. 2)   Lay your bra on a flat surface with the inside of the bra facing upwards.
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  1. 3)   Place the pocket over the cup on the side you need to pocket, ensuring that it covers the entire cup and that the long end lies towards the underarm.
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  1. 4)   If the pocket is too big, fold in the excess material to create a smaller pocket. Fold inwards so that it sits between the pocket and the bra cup.
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  4. 5)   Pin around the outside edge of the pocket to keep it in place. If the upper cup edge on the bra is elasticated you will need to stretch the cup edge as you pin it.
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  7. 6)   Using your needle and thread, carefully sew around the outer edge of the pocket.
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  10. 7)   Once the pocket is secure you can insert/remove your prosthesis through the opening at the centre.
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  13. 8)   I you prefer a smaller opening for the prosthesis, sew a small tack stitch part wat up to reduce the opening size. Ensure you remove the prosthesis before pinning or stitching.
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  1. Please note: these are sold individually and can be used on the left or right side.
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  3. Shop our sew in pockets here
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