measuring guide
Beginners tips

Measurement guide – Where to measure yourself for knicker sewing patterns

If you’re new to making your own clothes or lingerie, you may still be getting to grips with using a pattern. The most important thing is to get the fit right, as there’s nothing more frustrating than making a beautiful garment that doesn’t fit. Read on to find out where to measure yourself and use …

Pattern Adaption Tutorial

How to adapt an underwear sewing pattern to fit your measurements

Everybody’s body is different, and even if you can fit into a particular size, it does not mean that this will fit you well or perfectly. If you’re like me, you like things to fit perfect! Coming from my own experience with fit issues and hearing about other peoples, I thought this would be an excellent …

lingerie pattern adaption for fold over elastic (FOE)
Pattern Adaption

How to adapt your sewing pattern to use fold over elastic on your knickers

Fold over elastic (FOE) is a great alternative elastic to use on knickers, and lingerie garments instead of the usual knicker elastic. Foe is a stretchy binding elastic, which creates a simplistic bound edge as it encases the raw edges It is usually very comfy when sewn on knickers Great for beginners in elastic sewing …

Fabric Information

How to determine the stretch percentage of your fabric

Most lingerie items these days will use stretch fabrics (including Sew Projects patterns) so in order to sew lingerie items you need to know how to determine the stretch percentage of your fabric. This is crucial in getting the correct fit so it can’t be overlooked. Thankfully this is quite simple to do. Firstly you …