Apr 17, 2017 · Step 1. Lay neoprene fabric on a clean, flat working surface. Attach the pattern to the fabric using T-pins. For thicker pieces of neoprene, it may be easier to trace around the pattern with your fabric pencil, remove the pattern piece and then cut. Once you've pinned all the pattern pieces, cut out each piece.
on grain for cutting, take a contrasting thread and hand baste (using long basting stitches) along one lengthwise rib line at the center of the fabric. Then just fold the fabric along the basting stitches. Tip #2: If you experience stitch problems when sewing thin or sheer fabrics, try using a straight stitch presser