Jazz One piece & bikini Tutorial

The Jazz One piece & bikini patterns, both include sewing techniques of Making Cups from wadding & Ruche detail.
On this page you will find tips on stitching ruche & wadding sections.
Also tips of how to improve the look of your Jazz Swimwear by adding extra layers of lining & a few short cuts to save time on your make.
How to Stitch wadding sections to create cups for Jazz One piece & bikini patterns.

No seam allowance
Cup sections are cut from Wadding. Wadding is a type of foam fabric. Its generally about 3mm thick or just over 1/8 of an inch thick.
Wadding is commonly used to make cups. Its very handy to have some in your sewing stash. You can always make your own cups, if you cannot purchase them. You can purchase it from many fabric stores or Bra lingerie suppliers.

In this step, You are stitching the top & lower wadding sections together of the cups. Stitch top to lower section of each cup by placing the seam edges together, do not overlap. Match circle dots as shown at top to lower sections. Stitch cups together using a wide zig zag stitch to hold sections together. There is no seam allowance at this step.


As you can see , the edges of the wadding are aligned together. A wide zig zag stitch will catch each side & hold it in position. There is no overlapping of edges.

Stitch top to lower across horizontal seam line .


Completed cups. Shown here sewn together by the wide zig zag stitch. You can use other wide stitches also. A cover stitch will also work on this step .


Lining the Outer cups sections with lining.
This is a tip for a Smoother finish to the Outer Cups.
The sewing instructions -read to Cut 2 of the Outer cup sections.
Here we are recommending you also Cut 2 of the Outer cup pattern piece from the lining fabric.

Lining the Outer cup sections of the Jazz One piece & bikini .
(This lining layer will be sandwiched between the Outer Cup section & the wadding sections at a later step.) The lining will help prevent seeing ridges from the wadding seam. This is often more visible in light coloured fabrics & prints.