Tried and tested pattern and sew kit reviews from the sewers and makers themselves!

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  1. M

    I just finished my very first pair of period pants and they turned out fantastic! Very high-quality materials. Highly recommend!

    Image #1 from Monika
  2. A

    This is a great value pack for my needs.

  3. A

    The fabric is a lovely cotton knit and feels soft and comfortable against the skin. I take a small size (2) and there is enough fabric in here to sew 4 pairs + a bralette. As with all Yelena’s sets everything is of a high quality and packaged in eco-friendly packaging which I love! Thank you.

    Image #1 from Anonymous
  4. SG

    Had lots of things from sew projects all excellent quick delivery

  5. G

    I’d been looking for a period pant kit from the UK for a while so was very pleased to find this. The materials are all really good quality and there was lots of everything so it worked out as really good value compared to buying RTW period pants. There was enough in the kit for me to make 5 pairs using my favourite knicker pattern in a size UK 10-12 (I did have to buy more fold over elastic and use some bamboo from my stash for the 5th pair), plus 3 menstrual pads using the free Sew Projects pattern (one with waterproof layer and two without, and I used fabric from my stash for the 3 x outer layers and the bamboo layers for 2 of them). A bonus that packaging was recycled too. Thank you!

Noni’s creation using the Willow pattern and sew kit

willow sewing pattern high waist knicker review

Noni –

“I made these gorgeous knickers last night and they are just so darn cute… These are the Willow knickers and this really is a fabulous pattern. I used one of the kits because I loved this floral design on the front panel. I normally make functional pants, so adding lace and mesh to make these ones was such a thrill! The fit is perfect too sits so nicely around the bum and right on the waist.

The instructions are really detailed and help you understand knicker making, useful if it’s your first time. Yelena has a great website with plenty of information about her background in lingerie making and design and also has a few other patterns, so I really recommend you check her out if you’re interested in making lingerie.”

Check out Noni’s instagram page @isewyousee for more of her amazingly skilled hand sewn creations.

@olwenamelia’s first go at knicker making using the Penny pattern!

@olwenamelia from Instagram took advantage of the limited time offer of the Penny pattern and made her first ever knickers! She used scraps from her fabric stash to be more sustainable. I just love how the free pattern gave her the boost to make her own! See what she wrote below.

“Behold! Home-made underwear

Don’t look too closely, they’re a bit messy but they fit and I’m happy for a first go. I’ve got a big stash of cotton scraps and have just spent a fortune on more elastc so expect more pants and more colours!

Boycotting fast fashion is easy peasy until it comes to your smalls. Second hand underwear is understandably not a thing. The pants I’m wearing have held out for 2 years but they’re getting baggy, worn and frayed. Call me extravagant but I want more from my knickers than for them to hold out! The sustainable, ethical, long lasting, mega well-made beautiful underwear companies I’ve been drooling over online were a bit out of my budget.

Massive thanks to @sewprojects for putting out a free beginner’s knicker’s pattern just when I was really, really needing some new pants! I was a bit shy about trying to make underwear but the pattern was really simple and I’ve made two more pairs since. Am definitely in the market for more patterns now too. Excellent bit of marketing and the push into #knickermaking that I needed. Thank you.” 

If you have tried Sew Projects patterns or kits and want to be featured on this page with a link to your work/website, then send me a photo of your finished project with a bit of writing via email. I’d really love to see what you thought!