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Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers
Well folks I think I have been talkin' about this tutorial for about a year, so I finally pulled it out. There are millions( ok maybe not millions, but a whole heck of a lot) of variations and add ons but I was trying to do the simplest one first.

Posted by belle from Texas, Texas, United States • Published See belle's 32 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make your knickers !!

    Cut or fold your undies so you can make your pattern. First Cut or fold on seam between front and back of the undies. Then fold each piece in half at the center.( I made a hybrid pattern from two different undies I liked different things about the cut of each)

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace and cut your pattern pieces. There will be three pieces (front, back and the lining) that will be cut on the fold. You should cut the front panel first then cut the crotch off the front panel to get the pattern piece for the lining.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lie the pieces as flat and symmetrical as possible on your pattern paper(I Try to use the manufactured straight edge of my paper as the center fold line, This way I know that line is straight) Trace around your fabric piece leaving about 1/8-1/4 " edge. At the hips add 5/8 to each piece(front and back ) for your seam allowance.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    This pattern may take a bit of tweaking to get the way you like so use up and the oldest ugliest t-shirts on your first pair then you can make adjustments to your pattern from there

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut and iron the T-shirt into usable fabric pieces. For my undies I just cut around the seams to free the front panel of this large mans shirt . I was using only the front image for this pair.

    I cut the front panel from a large enough scrap of fabric I had in my cotton knit pile.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Decide and arrange any key design elements from your fabric.( I wanted stewie's face on the bum)

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin, cut and Iron your pattern pieces from your fabric.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Zigzag your edges on the lining to stop the fray.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach your lining and your panties together. Make a sandwich aligning all the edges from their center; on bottom, front piece wrong side up, next back piece wrong side down, next lining right side down (longest width as the edge ) Zigzag stitch all pieces in place.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Flatten and pin the lining to the center of the panties to hold in place.Run your iron over everything to be tidy.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew both legs about a 1/4" from the edge with a zigzag crossing over the lining( treat the lining as the edge to sew from)

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    trim/ even up any excess edges

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Attach trim to the legs.( I do not cut my trim in advance I work from a large piece and trim it at the end of the stitching)

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Using a zigzag, topstitch the trim directly to the legs.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Attaching stretchy trim to stretchy fabric can be tricky, so if you have not tried this before practice on some comparable scraps to get the hang of it. I do not pin, I simply line up my trim overlapping the panty by about 1/4 " and slow and steady send it through the machine.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    Most folks will say to try not to stretch either material very much however I do give a little tug to my trim, (not as much as I would with a woven fabric mind you). Maybe my machine pulls the fabric a little. This is something I worked out with my little Brother. That is why I recommend a little practice will take you far.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 17
    Step 17

    Attach one side of undies. With right side together with a zigzag (5/8 seam allowance).

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 18
    Step 18

    Sew from bottom up matching up the leg trim. Finish the seams with a zigzag and trim

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 19
    Step 19

    Trim waist line if needed to flow smoothly front and back

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 20
    Step 20

    Attach trim to waist just as with the leg trim.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 21
    Step 21

    Finish by attaching other side of undies with right side together with a zigzag (5/8 seam allowance). Sew from bottom up matching up the leg trim and waist line. Finish the seams with a zigzag and trim.

  • How to make a pair of panties. Panty Tutorial - Step 22
    Step 22

    ~Some great places to shop online for supplies for this project:
    Sewzanne's
    Sew Sassy Fabrics
    CryBabys Boutique
    Fashion Fabric Club

    * just wanted to show you how cute and comfy they are, the model is a willing and knowing legal adult and this is not a dirty picture!

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Cherise.R
Cherise.R · Nottingham, England, GB
ha! i have a scanners band tee with a mazssive ant picture on it!... i could have antsy pants =)
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MyPinkRainbow
MyPinkRainbow · North Olmsted, Ohio, US
how cool , i am off to make some new underoos , gosh just imagine how many pair of underoos i can get from a full yard of fabric it will be fabulous and i will have more dough for makeup ,
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crystal g.
crystal g. · Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, ID
it's really cool, sist.i really like it. i saw this project a year ago, but then i search for it and decide to make my own.
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Sidonie M.
Sidonie M. · Stoke Bruerne, England, GB
these are awesome! i want to make pants for roller derby practice and now I know how.xx
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
haha very cute
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Miss Circus
Miss Circus · San Leandro, California, US · 13 projects
THANK YOU. Omgosh. Been wanting to make my own for the longest time and for some reason, I never thought about using my own as a pattern. I feel so dumb lol Thank you for the pictures too! The ones I found had no pictures. I'm a visual learner so I need them.
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Creativelyinclined
Creativelyinclined · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects
wonderful!! I have been looking for a tut on this for some time! panties get expensive!
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bex a.
bex a. · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 7 projects
cute!!
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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
No more buying boring undies...hahaha!! Thanks!
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
<333
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