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Panty Tutorial: How to Sew Underwear

This tutorial by Sarah Seitz will take you, step by step, through the process of creating underwear that fit you perfectly and look great too.


  • 1/2 yard of jersey fabric (up to 1 yard for larger sizes)
  • 2 yard of stretch lace trim (up to 2.5 yards for larger sizes)
  • 1 pair of retired cotton (jersey) panties to become your pattern
  • 1 small piece of 100% cotton fabric for lining
  • thread to match

Stretch Jersey Knit Abstract Blue/White

Stretch Jersey Knit Abstract Blue/White

This stretch jersey knit fabric has an ultra soft hand, a beautiful drape and about 40% stretch across the grain for added comfort and ease. Fabric is perfect for creating stylish tops, active wear, lingerie, lounge wear, yoga pants, skirts and so much more! Colors include white, turquoise and black.

Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Leaves Lime/White

Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Leaves Lime/White

This jersey ITY knit fabric is ultra soft, versatile and has about 50% stretch across the grain for added comfort and ease. It is perfect for creating stylish tops, skirts, dresses - especially wrap dresses, lounge wear, lingerie, activewear and much more! It is also great for travel since it does not wrinkle easily. Colors include lime, blue and white.

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Comment by Bonnie on March 17, 2010 at 1:42am
It is so great this day and age to be able to buy lingerie fabrics and stretch lace; years ago home sewist/seamstresses were unable to get anything like this. I am small and have a very short waist to hip length due to degenerating discs in my back. I have to alter panties to fit me. I'd just as soon make them rather than rip apart and resew. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by jodijean on March 14, 2010 at 1:56am
thanks for the tutorial
Comment by Elizabeth Santaella on March 13, 2010 at 8:09am
Comment by sawsan on March 13, 2010 at 6:33am
nice to make them
Comment by SewSassy on March 12, 2010 at 9:50pm
The other day I realized that beyond a slip I have not made any under garments. Such a shame with all of the elastic and stretchy prints I have. I am going to give it a go after Easter. I hate buying them because many retailers often drop the line that I find the most comfy or the manufacturer switches to some materials that are not fit for doll clothes. If successful I will share pics, if a disaster I will never speak of this again. Thanks again. lol
Comment by Rita Long on March 12, 2010 at 4:08pm
I am glad to see others have an interest. Things have become so expensive. I started making underwear when my children were young.
Comment by Melissa on March 12, 2010 at 7:39am
Yeah!!! I just bought the softest stretchy lace elastic at a thift store! I noticed the same material on my little girls undies and thought......I can do this! Along came this post, it's sew awesome. Thank you!!
Comment by Birdie on March 11, 2010 at 8:25am
Awesome undies!!!

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