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Recycle a favorite tee or scrap fabric into one-of-a-kind knickers!

Posted by Cheryl@Sew Can Do from Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States • Published See Cheryl@Sew Can Do's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the sides of the old undies open and lay them flat (and please don't judge me on these very old Tommy Hilfiger panties)

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is the most important part! Over the tracing paper, carefully lay the fabric flat. The elastic edging will be stretched, but the fabric itself shouldn't be stretched - this is how to make sure the shape stays exactly as needed.

    Use a ruler or small weights to hold it in place while tracing. Then, while laid flat, but not stretched, measure the elastic seam of the front, back and side (leg hole) and note for when we cut the FOE.

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your pattern piece and mark a line where the seam of the back & front are sewn together and mark the placement of the lining fabric.

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now cut out a lining piece using the pattern and either by folding (or cutting the pattern in half at the seam line you've drawn), cut out the front and back piece but add an extra 1/2 inch on both pieces at the sides and at the line where the pieces will join (for the seam allowances). Transfer placement markings for the lining, so you end up with 3 pieces.

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 5
    Step 5

    With right sides facing, sew or serge together the front & back. If straight sewing, I recommend doing a second line of stitches just next to the first for added strength.

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin the lining to the wrong side of the undies lining up on markings (this should cover the seam).

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now cut out the FOE for the front, back and both legs using your measurements. Sew on the FOE to the front and back with a wide triple zig-zag stitch (5.0 wide by 2.0 long).

    The trick here is to slightly stretch the FOE while sewing. It's easiest to pin the top and bottom ends of the FOE in place and then stretch the FOE as you sew to make sure there's the perfect amount of give and still fit just right. DO NOT stretch your fabric - this will affect the fit.

    Repeat with the leg hole areas.

  • How to make a set of baby underwear. Diy Undies - Step 8
    Step 8

    With right sides facing, stitch or serge together the front & back at the sides. Again, if stitching, do two rows for added strength.

    Trim off the excess fabric on the sides and your new perfect fit undies are all ready to wear!

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carla317
carla317 · Le Bleu, Louisiana

why didnt i think of this is all i am saying as i kick my self in the behind ! i have so many allergies that i hate to shop for panties ! i am going to try with a Bra too !

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Ann D.
Ann D. · Garston, England, GB

love this project, its so simple and cost efective, brilliant.

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arrasi e.
arrasi e. · Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Seremban · 1 project

very nice+economical

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Peggy C.
Peggy C. · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 projects

I did this for my kids years ago with cute fabric from the discount store and saved TONS of money. If the exposed elastic irritates, you can leave a little more allowance at the leg holes and fold over the elastic and fabric and stitch again.

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Tara Gypsy Apples
Tara Gypsy Apples · port elizabeth, eastern cape, South Africa · 36 projects

yay!!i've been looking for a pantie tutorial :D

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Muthoni M.
Muthoni M.

haha...VERY creative!!!

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Jane A.
Jane A.

hmmm nice

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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects

Make my own undies???? I LOVE you! I honestly never would have thought of this.

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