lingerie pattern adaption for fold over elastic (FOE)

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 …

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 …