Lets get started on sewing cups.
Prepare all foam pieces.
Remember that lining pieces were cut on folded fabric and that we left them pinned to paper pieces.
Take the pins off and remove paper pieces – we only need the fabric pieces.
Unfold lining pieces and lay them on the foam.
Be careful to lay them correctly. The wrong side of the foam faces the wrong side of the lining. If you’re using fusible interfacing, the side with the glue should be placed on the wrong side of the foam.
Arrange lining on the foam. Not to worry if they do not match exactly – although if there is a big difference, that’s because of poor cutting and you should be more accurate next time.
Now, because I am using lining that sticks when pressed, I am going to iron them using a piece of cotton fabric.
And I get these.
If your using normal fabric for the lining, you’ll have to attache them to the foam. What you do is stitch each piece 3-5 mm from the edge.
You can sew on your sewing machine using a normal straight stitch with an usual step length or you can hand baste – your choice.
Here are all my pieces:
Yours should look similar to this:
Ok, one more thing. When attached to the foam the lining edge may not follow the foam edge exactly.
Here is a detail – the scissor points at the problem area.
Cut the lining only following the foam an all pieces.
You should now have smooth pieces:
Next step will be to assemble the foam and we will be able to try on the cup
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