April 20, 2012

Using scraps: One Yard Wonders Cheeky Panties

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders

I have a relatively small stash, much to the shock of my sewing friends who seem to have entire guest bedrooms filled with fabric. Most of my stash consists of leftovers from already made projects. I hate those small cut up pieces which is why I love using scraps. It's such a satisfying feeling!

And making your own undies from leftover jersey is the perfect way to use up scraps. Why on earth haven't I done this earlier? Undies are so fast to sew!

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders

I used the panty pattern from the Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders Cheeky Panty and Cami set. I don't really need a cami so I scratched that.

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders

On a side note - people always photograph unmentionables on a clothing line outside. Maybe I ought to string up a line in my backyard?? Nah... too much work...

All you needed was a little bit of fabric - I used extra rayon jersey from this shirt and a tiny bit of white jersey, and some elastic. I used pink elastic with cute little ruffles.

Fabric by Fabric: One Yard Wonders

With my experience sewing bras I didn't need to follow the directions and the size M fits well. You could even easily use this pattern as to make swim suit bottoms, too.

I think I'm really getting my money's worth out of this book!

Ruffle elastic

Later in the next couple weeks I'm going to have a giveaway and I'm including a couple yards of the same ruffle elastic that I used only in black. You can sew your own undies, too!

Have you ever made your own underwear? It's something I always thought would be a fun to try but never got around to doing it until now.

8 comments:

  1. I sew lots of knickers now all from scraps or stretch lace for myself and my daughter...last week I had a mega cutting out session and cut out 20 pairs.Finding nice stretch lace to use is the hardest part I find.

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    1. Luckily there's a store in town that imports a bunch of lingerie elastic and lace from the LA garment district but other than that I've found a bunch of options on Etsy for pretty cheap.

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  2. Wonderful! The jersey really is perfect for those undies. I keep wanting to get into sewing panties, but haven't yet. Like you, I have a small stash from leftover fabrics but rarely use them. This would be a great way to make custom underwear (that actually fit and don't cost and arm and a leg). I'm looking forward to your giveaway :)

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  3. I absolutely need to remember this! I also have a very small stash but I do hang on to those scraps because it breaks my heart to throw them away!

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  4. Cutest!!!! Such a great way to use scraps. I might need to pick up that book. I would love some cami/undie sets that actually fit. Hmmm....

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  5. Super cute! I'd love to make my own undies, but like you, have never gotten around to it.

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  6. So cool! I really want to try doing this. Love it!

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