How to Make a Foam Lined Bra
Quick links to the specific sections:
- – PREPARE THE CUP
- – PREPARE THE BAND
- – ATTACH THE CUP TO THE BAND
- – TOP STITCH underwire casing and bottom edge elastic
- – ATTACH THE FOLD OVER ELASTIC to the upper edge of the band continuing to the outer edge of a strap
- – MAKE THE STRAP READY
- – FINISH THE BACK OF THE BRA
Attach a Boning Casing
- – Directly to fabric
- – To the seam allowance
Sew the casing directly to fabric
Sew the casing on the seam allowance
Attaching a Silicone Backed Elastic
Attaching Underwire Casing
Place the underwire casing as in image and sew it so that stitch becomes over the seam joining cup and the band.
A. Place the underwire casing against the foam cup as shown in the image. The casing should be on top of the foam cup and band seam allowances. The inner edge of the casing should face toward the foam cup.
B. Line up the stitching on the casing with the stitching used to attach the cups to the band and sew in place, using the stitching on the casing as your guide.
C. Fold and pin the bottom band elastic in place. Fold the casing over the seam allowances, toward the bottom of the band and elastic, and edgestitch in place along the outer edge of the casing.
D. Turn the elastic over and zigzag in place. Depending on the width of the elastic used the zigzag should be 3.5-5 mm wide and 1.5-2.5 mm long.