Besides elastics, I think the most important part on a bra, is the cup-band seam. Before going any further, let’s check again if cups are aligned right.
How to sew is a special chapter in tutorials category. It focuses on two aspects. First is: how to sew a garment. Second: how to sew a detail on a garment. These are detailed tutorials. They are full of information.
Take the cup, choose the right place on the cradle. We will be pining the cradle to the cup in critical points. Will be doing that to fix the cup position.
We are going to sew curved seams which many of you know, are quite tricky. That’s why before the actual sewing we have to prepare the cradle.
By now we have the cradle and the wings (cut from lace). Remove pins and paper. Split back wings and place them to the corresponding side.
Before assembling the band we need to stabilize (prepare) the cradle. The cradle is the fix part that offers most of the support.
There is only one thing left to finish the cup. Is to apply some embellishment. I chose a thin stretch lace.
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.
Prepare your cup pieces that were cut from lace. On your pieces there will be notches. When joining pieces together notches must match.
Prepare your sewing machine for sewing foam. I’ve told you that I use this special foot. It has a guide right in the middle.
All images and content on this website are AFI Atelier's property, except external images that will have a link to the source. To use AFI Atelier's images on your blog/website/press, always specify the source in a link to my website.
Find even more sewing tips and inspiration on our social media.