Introduction: How to Make a Sports Bra Out of Men's Underwear

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With a pair of men's underwear you can make a cute sports bra in a matter of minutes. In this tough economy, this is a great and easy way to save money and get the support that you need for any workout.

Step 1: Materials

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The first and only thing you will need is a pair of large (clean!) men's briefs.

Step 2: Tools

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The only tool that is necessary is a pair of scissors.

Step 3: Cut a Hole in the Crotch

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With your scissors, cut a U-shaped hole in the crotch. This will result in a hole to stick your head through.

You now have a super-cute sports bra that you can exercise in!

Step 4: Workout

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Put it on and go get your workout.


ocgreengoddess (author)2014-07-12

What an amazing idea!!!! I love this. I actually did this with some old dance hot pants that were black and cotton and stretchy. It works really well and is sooo comfortable. I smiled when you mentioned the "tough economy" - right on! I have to start paying back school loans now (warning: they do want them back) and I am really wanting more bras sans padding or lining, but can't really buy more. This is perfect!

divalea (author)2008-12-10

As a demo of how to drive viewers to one's website, this Instructable is excellent. Otherwise, well. Hm.

HollyMann (author)divalea2013-02-06

:) yeah

thematthatter (author)2008-12-09

I dont know, ive been wearing underwear most of my life, and those dont look like mens underwear. They dont have that weird maze thing in the front. They look like womens panties (gasp!)

HollyMann (author)thematthatter2013-02-06

yeah they look feminine and tiny and they'd be see through. no one wants to wear a bra under a bra - no offense to the creator but I wouldn't!

Tamaresque (author)thematthatter2012-04-08

But that style don't have the front opening; they're of a size and stretchiness that don't need it. The guys just reach in and put it out over the top. :-) These are very common in AUS.

They're designer of course!

mary candy (author)2011-10-04

hahahahaha nOw my boyfriend will lost some pieces ahahahhahaa

westfw (author)2008-12-10

Alas, I have my doubts about this one. A bra, and especially a "sports bra" has a FUNCTION beyond it's fashionablity, and I have trouble believing that a pair of mens briefs would adequately fulfill that function without a lot of additional engineering. Unless you're young and sized such that you hardly need the bra in the first place...

ahanson4 (author)westfw2011-06-23

If the underwear was small enough and made of a thick and sturdy enough material, it could probably provide a little bit of support but only because it would be so tight it would eliminate all movement in that area.
I think this was more for a joke than for actual function, though. Imagine going to the gym wearing men's underwear! what a riot! :D

xenobiologista (author)westfw2009-09-04

Not everybody has huge boobs, you know. I bet I could wear one of those, and I'm well past puberty.

westfw (author)xenobiologista2009-09-09

Fair enough. Although I'm not sure I'd call it a Bra in that case; more of a "sports top." (Even the author seems not to be using it as a bra.) (BTW, by "young" I didn't mean pre-pubescent. Have a couple of kids and approach menopause, and even "not huge" boobs will tend to need more support than they used to.)

porcupinemamma (author)westfw2010-12-11

Sadly enough, I can relate :0(

gxrolan (author)2011-04-18

very nice

carpfluff (author)2010-05-10

eeeew. I hope they aren't used.

veeguy (author)carpfluff2011-04-15

If they are used, just think of the decorative streaks you can have!

mrfoltz (author)2011-04-13

Haa- haa... funny!

Tmac121 (author)2010-03-15

OMFG!!! This video was on Web Soup
Whats with the song?!?

soleta (author)2010-03-04

I just made my sportbra from a big black grandma unides.I will have to make a few stiches on the sides because for extra adjustment but it looks pretty cool. Thanks Gianny.

tarala (author)2009-10-22

Good idea and could easily be tweaked a bit if you have a sewing machine to adjust the 'straps' to bring the elastic up higher.
Don't need to use old underpants, maybe hubby has a pair (like the ones relations give at christmas) that he wont wear because of color.
The sports bras in shops where i live are crap, the part that goes under your ribs is so tight even in the large size and I am not even a large person, makes you feel like you're cut in half.
The elastic part is the hardest to sew at home and this part is all done and finished nicely by using unwanted men's undies.
I'm going to try this with the sexy lycra blend ones i bought my hubby which he won't wear, better than throwing $20 in the bin.

OBar (author)2009-09-08

I've never bought a bra before, being that I'm a guy, but that sounds reasonably neat.

killerjackalope (author)2008-12-08

Hmm it'd be more fun to turn a sports bra in to a speedo like thing, in fact find a stretchy enough one and you could make two pairs from each one... In tough economy? old underwear gets consigned to the bin for two reasons, the unspeakable and losing its stretch... This worries me deeply, spose it's cheaper get the Ck or other brand on the go, pitch it as a new design for them...

I read somewhere that the first sports bra was made by cannibalizing two jockstraps, but don't quote me on that because I'm too lazy to verify that at the moment.

nanelarya (author)2009-08-18

Wow so negative guys. Ok sure it may not be as tight as a really good sports bra, but she's trying to be helpful and resourceful. It's way cheaper buying a pack of undies (man or womens) than buying just one sports bra. Kudos for the creativeness Giannyl.

cherishedpotato (author)2009-04-09


unknown24 (author)2009-04-06

why don't you just buy?

waffleman (author)2009-01-10

idk if u should wear just that as a sports bra, its very see through(that wont bother any guys, though) and it wont serve its purpose of a sports bra very well, but anyway, nice pics....

jnixon (author)2008-12-09


KentsOkay (author)2008-12-09

Nice... very nice...

Doctor What (author)2008-12-08

Or, you could skip the bacon strip down the back and buy a sports bra!

aliceownsj00 (author)Doctor What2008-12-08

lol exactly

Doctor What (author)Doctor What2008-12-08

But very creative!

pyelitegamerro76 (author)2008-12-08

oh snap, with the one arm rows working that back. lol nice form.

dchall8 (author)2008-12-08

Oh have mercy! Can anyone name that tune?

Karel Jansens (author)2008-12-08

Oh man, this just screams for dumb remarks... "Don't put scissors there! Not even when noone's wearing them!" "Did you at least wash them first?" Or the ever popular: "Hubba! Hubba!" But seriously, what do you do with boxers?

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