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underwire bra cups for swimsuits

NansiSews | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Does anyone have a resource for underwired bra cups to put in a swimsuit?  I’m copying one for a friend and can’t seem to find one.  Her old ones should have been pronounced dead ages ago, so I can’t put them in the new suit.  I tried Stretch & Sew patterns as they would be a logical choice and I know I had gotten some for myself about 10 years ago.  Didn’t have any luck.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.


  1. jatman | | #1

    Hi NansiSews,

    You might try this website:


    I see cups and underwires but no pre-underwired cups (if that makes sense). 


    1. NansiSews | | #2

      Thanks, JT.  I also found something similar.  I suppose I can just add the underwire to one of the cup styles.  It just seems like there ought to be some ready to go.  Maybe another loss to lack of demand.  I keep finding that in the sewing clothing realm. 

  2. joy | | #3

    I do have in stock Stretch & Sew bra cups with underwire attached in sizes Small (A/B cup), Medium (B/C cup), or Large (C/D cup) - $9.98/pair. Contact me for shipping information if interested in purchasing.

    1. Ocrafty1 | | #4

      Any suggestions for those of us who are (un)lucky enough to need a DD cup? It is hard to find a ready made swimsuit with enough support. I'm pretty tiny, but big busted. I wear size 6 slacks in RTW, so when I try to find a swimsuit its like I'm trying to find a suit for 2 different sizes.

  3. fabricholic | | #5
    1. NansiSews | | #6

      Thanks.  I did send them an email asking if they have them.  I also told them that, speaking for myself and friends of the more ample bosomed set, we DON'T want extra padding, just extra support.  I DO NOT understand why they insist on selling the larger size cups with all the extra padding and/or stiffness.  Same goes for bra manufacturers.  Good quality support fabric should be the key or am I missing something?

      Joy, thanks. I have you in my resource list.  As for my friend, she it the bullet and paid big bucks for a new RTW suit as she was leaving on a cruise.  She may still have me do one for the summer pool season.

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