Before any other step further, here’s what I like to do – but this is totally optional or you can do it later after you’ve attached all cup layers. I do this to reduce the thickness of the foam.
Go around the foam cup with the serger.
Both cups, of course.
Arrange pieces. Right side is facing you – both the foam and lace. Careful to match left lace cup under the left foam and right lace cup under the right foam.
Take the foam for one cup and move it above the lace. Do not turn the cup.
Move the second foam cup.
Hold all the layers together, pick up one cup and turn it. Now the lace covers the inside of the cup.
The red line shows where you should stitch.
You should stitch very close to the edge, like 2-5 mm.
Here is my cup.
And the detail with the stitch.
Sew the second cup.
Next step is to bring the lace layer up to front.
Here’s the front side of the cup.
Here’s the inside of the cup.
Next step is to pin lace to foam. Seams from the lace must match seams from the foam.
And stitch close to the edge (4-8 mm).
This is the view on the inside.
If you haven’t serged around the cup, you may do it now – but only on the sides that are not finished. At this stage the cup is almost ready!
This article is part of a series of articles about How to sew a bra.
Sewing cup top layer
Finishing the cup
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