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Bra Cups for Swimsuits

Bloss1996 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I am turning to this forum because when I joined a few weeks ago I got a tremendous amount of input on what I was looking for and I am hoping that I will be as successful this time.

I am now looking for the bra cups that are used in the making of a swimsuit.  Although I can find them in black and white I have not had much success in finding them in a nude tone which I feel would be the color that I would use the most. 

Can anyone give me a source where I might find these.

Thanking you in advance ……….



  1. NH | | #1 has bra making & swimwear supplies- I just saw 2 kinds of nude tone cups there under the heading "swimwear." I have never used them but have read many positive things about them in the forums. HTH!

    1. Bloss1996 | | #2



      Thanks so much for your input.  Yes, I have checked out sewsassy's website and so far they seem to be the best suited for what I am looking for but I could not find black listed on their site.  I misposted ... it is black that I seem to be having a problem finding and they are used often in RTW so there must be a source.  It just seems to me that these items should be more readily available but maybe not.  I found the elastic on a site on Ebay and the lining material is available at local fabric stores so if I can just find the bra inserts I can begin with my project.


      1. NH | | #3 has black cups, but they are for lingerie. I don't know whether you need special chlorine-resistant ones for swimsuits.
        Good luck! - NH

        1. Bloss1996 | | #5

          Thanks NH ... I will check out the bra maker's website.


  2. Josefly | | #4

    Threads issue #131 (June/July '07) has a great article on sewing swimsuits, and at the end there's a list of sources...have you checked those?

    1. Bloss1996 | | #6

      Hi Josefly,

      Yes, I did scan the article on making swimsuits but never thought to check out the source list ........ duh!!!!!!!  Going to do that right now!


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