Tips & Tricks: Enclosing the Seams of the Watson Bra

Watson Bra Enclosing Seams

A couple of weeks ago, a reader left a comment expressing interest in a tutorial on how to enclose all the seams on a Watson Bra. This method relies on using lining fabric to enclose and trap the raw seams on the inside.

Watson Bra Enclosing Seams

To start, pull out the outer cup and inner cup pieces. Treat the outer cup self and lining pieces as one unit. Treat the inner cup self and lining pieces as separate units instead of one. Sandwich the outer cup unit between the inner cup self and lining pieces and pin.

Watson Bra Enclosing Seams
Watson Bras Enclosing Seams

Sew the seam as you normally do and then edge stitch. As you can see, the raw seams are enclosed by the self and lining pieces of the inner up, leaving you with a clean finish.

Watson Bra Enclosing Seams
Watson Bras Enclosed Seams
Watson Bra Enclosed Seams

For the next step, you pretty much do the same thing. Treat the cups as one unit and the cradle self and lining pieces as separate units by sandwiching the cups between them as shown.

Watson Bra Enclosed Seam
Watson Bra Enclosed Seams

Set the cups into the cradle and then edge stitch.

Watson Bra Enclosed Seams

For the last part, treat the cradle as one unit and the back band self and lining pieces as separate units. Sandwich the cradle between the back band self and lining pieces and sew and edge stitch.

Watson Bra Enclosed Seams

Et voilà! All the seams on your Watson Bra are now enclosed. This method can be used on any bra as long as it is lined. Hopefully this tutorial makes sense. If you have further questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.

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