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From: tattyotat
Date: 01-03-2007, 03:52 PM (1 of 4)
Hello i`m form the UK, My name is Gail, anyone out there ever made there own underwear ??? :smile:
If so any tips :up:
User: tattyotat
Member since: 04-08-2006
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 01-08-2007, 08:42 AM (2 of 4)
Hi and welcome to Sew Whats New. Interesting username. I have never tried underwear but I know of a local group here that sew them for women shelters.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: material_pakrat
Date: 01-08-2007, 08:54 AM (3 of 4)
I have tried making my own underwear, with mixed results I must admit. I used a kwik sew pattern, and thought I would do the right thing and actually use the pattern for a change! Hmmmmm.. I dont think I will do that again for awhile. I ended up with a pair of knickers that were big enough to use para-sailing! :bg: But after a bit of adjustment - mainly to the overall length - I ended up with very comfy knickers that didn't cost a fortune. The kwik sew pattern shows you how to use the "lacy" lingerie elastic, and plain elastic. Both were really easy to do, but I found I had the best results with the rubber type elastic used in a lot of commercial knickers. But that was mainly because I never seem to be able to catch the lacy elastic properly to stop it unravelling after a couple of washes.

Knickers are a bit scary at first, but once you get the hang of them you will never go back to store bought ones.

Now I just have to get around to trying to make some bras to match.
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
From: esrun3
Date: 01-08-2007, 09:43 PM (4 of 4)
Welcome to the group! I've never made underwear but my mom used to-she used the kwik sew patterns.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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