Fold over elastic (FOE) is a great alternative elastic to use on knickers, and lingerie garments instead of the usual knicker elastic. However you will have to modify your patterns to use it unless your pattern is specifically made for FOE. If you are a beginner or new to making lingerie this is a great chance to do a bit of experimenting whilst learning a bit about pattern adaption. In…
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 need to cut a 10cm by 10cm swatch of your fabric you are going to…
Tools you’ll need for sewing lingerie
A guide of your basic tools for cutting, making and sewing lingerie garments.