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Written by PFAFF on October 10, 2022

How to add padding to your bra cup after loss of volume


October is breast care awareness month, and we think this little project: How To Add Padding To A Bra Cup, is a great way to make your breasts look their best!

Making your own bust improvement pads is a great way to add volume to your cup, it saves you money and gives you an effortless fuller look.

You can use any fabric you like (a great time to look through your scrap stash!) Remember to consider the comfortability and washability of the fabric you choose.


Here are the supplies you will need for our tutorial, how to add padding to a bra:

  1. Fabric of your choice. (quantity will depend on your measurements.)
  2. Poly-fil
  3. Co-ordinating thread
  4. PFAFF Sewing machine (we used an ambition 610)
  5. Pins 
  6. Scissors
  7. Measuring tape
  8. Fabric marker


  • Measure the diameter of the cup of the bra to which you would like to add padding.
  • Find a circular shape that closely matches your measurements. A small bowl, or a circular lid should work.
  • Trace the circular shape onto your fabric and cut out x 4 times. (this is 2 x fabric pieces for each breast pad.


  • Place 2 x fabric pieces right sides together and pin.
  • Stitch around the circumference, leaving a small gap to turn it right way out.
bust volume 1

  • Fill with poly-fil, using your personal preference for volume as a guide.
  • Repeat the above steps with the remaining supplies to create your second breast pad to complete the set.
bust pads finished


We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to add padding to a bra. Now you have a set of easy bust improvement pads that you can add into your bras! These are so easy to make, so why not make a set for all of your bras and tack them in place with some simple basting stitches or try some press-studs for easy removal for laundering.

With these bust pads in your bras, you can now walk around in confidence, knowing that your breasts look the best they possibly can in any outfit you want to wear.

At PFAFF Australia, we believe in supporting the community. We are proud to be a partner of the McGrath Foundation, an excellent organisation dedicated to creating awareness and funding research for breast cancer. 

Want to donate to this wonderful cause in the spirit of breast care awareness month? Head to the McGrath Foundation site.


Of course you don’t need to feel obliged to donate, sharing awareness is also what this month is about!

If you’ve completed this tutorial on how to add padding to a bra, don’t forget to share it! If you end up sharing your bust enhancement pads make sure you tag us using @pfaffsewingaus or hashtag #pfaffsewing so we can see your creations!

Article written by PFAFF
The PFAFF Australia blog will inspire you to create new and exciting projects whilst also learning new techniques. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to create beautiful and unique projects that you can enjoy your years to come! Tag us at @pfaffsewingaus on Instagram and use hashtag #pfaffsewing, so we can see your wonderful creations.

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