Today I’m so excited to share this complete lingerie sewing pattern. If you have ever wanted to dip your toes into making your own DIY lingerie, this tutorial is for you. I’ll walk you through how to assemble this quick and easy bralette pattern and matching underwear pattern step by step.
When I started out sewing, I thought only advanced sewists could ever attempt sewing their own lingerie. That is until I started playing around with my own creativity. What started out as simple bra refashions quickly escalated to making my own simple bralettes from scratch and eventually, creating my own seamless panty patterns.
Now I love making my own DIY lingerie and I’m so excited to share it with you. Working with your own lingerie sewing pattern guarantees a better fit, more fabric options, and endless opportunities for more creativity. Plus, there’s something so rewarding about slipping something on every single morning that you made… for yourself! It’s an act of self-love that starts your day off on the right foot.
So today I’m so excited to combine my seamless underwear pattern with my versatile bralette pattern to create a simple, beginner lingerie set.
If you have ever wanted to dip your toes into making your own DIY lingerie, this lingerie sewing pattern is the perfect place to start. You’ll learn how to assemble this quick and easy bralette pattern and matching underwear pattern through sew-along videos, written instructions, and real-life step by step photos.
This simple panty pattern will be your go-to panty since it disappears under your clothing. It’s simple design and easy construction make it perfect if you are just getting started in lingerie making.
The coordinating pdf bralette pattern is excellent for the beginner sewist and can be made from simple ITY knit fabrics as well as seductive stretch lace and several variations in between. You’ll learn how to work with different elastics and how to make your own adjustable bra strap.
So without further ado, let’s get started!
Panty and Bra Making Supplies
- Printable Sewing Pattern from ModernSewingPatterns.com
- Fabric Shears
- 1/3 yd 4-way stretch fabric
- Standard Sewing Machine or Serger
- Ball Point Sewing Machine Needle
- 3/8” bra strap rings and sliders set (or pre-assembled bra straps)
- 2 yards 3/8” elastic
- 18” of foldover elastic
Watch The Video Sew-Along of This Seamless Panties Pattern
How To Use This Panties Pattern To Make Your Own Underwear
To begin, fold your fabric in half and place the center front of your lingerie sewing pattern on the fold line. Use sharp pins to hold it in place before cutting it out.
Since we will be leaving the seams raw around the top and bottom of the panty (this helps to make them invisible under clothing since they won’t have bulky seams) I recommend using a rotary cutter to cut your pattern pieces out.
Quick Tip: Lace fabric can tend to get a bit slippery while you are cutting it, you may want to lay your fabric on a piece of tissue paper to prevent it from sliding around. You can also use more pins than usual to hold it in place for cutting.
This simple pattern only has two pieces to cut out so it’s great for using scrap pieces of fabric.
Once your pattern pieces are cut out, your crotch lining piece should line up perfectly with the center front of your panties.
Now we get to sew it together!
Fold your panties back together with the right sides facing each other and pin along the center back edge. Use either a narrow zig-zag stitch on a standard sewing machine or a serger to sew along the back edge at 1/4″ seam allowance.
For knit fabrics, use a ballpoint or stretch needle to prevent damage to your knits and prolong the life of your finished project.
After you’re done sewing and you’ve trimmed your treads, your panties should already be beginning to take shape. Now it’s time to install the crotch lining.
You’re going to take your crotch lining and put it in place with the right sides facing each other. Pin and sew along the sides, leaving the top and bottom edge open.
Believe it or not, your panties are almost done! they should look something like this at this point:
Your next step is to flip the lining right-side out to encase the seams of your crotch lining and prevent any rough edges from irritating you.
The final step in completing your panties is to line your panties up and sew along the bottom crotch edge.
Once your threads are trimmed, your new seamless panties are complete! You did it! And, in less than about ten minutes! Now you get to try them on, see how they fit and make some more!
You can download this printable sewing pattern at ModernSewingpatterns.com along with so many more.
I really hope you liked this little tutorial! Now let’s move on to the next lingerie sewing pattern with this bralette pattern.
Watch The Lingerie Sewing Pattern Bralette Sew-Along
The DIY Bralette Pattern Tutorial
Assemble and cut out your lingerie sewing pattern. You Can Download The Bralette Sewing Pattern Here. Place your pattern on the fold of your fabric and cut.
With the right side of your fabric together, (the pretty side of your fabric) pin the center back seam together and sew.
Wrap a piece of 3/8” elastic and wrap around your ribs so it’s fitted, but not stretched too tight. Trim to size.
Use a zig-zag stitch to sew the ends together and create a circle.
Hold the seam of your elastic in one hand and stretch it slightly between your hands to find the opposite end. Mark it with a pin. Then, bring those two points together in the center to find the opposite ends of the elastic and pin. You should have a circular elastic with 4 points marking each quarter. (you can reference the video above if you need more clarification.)
Use the same method to find each quarter of the bottom of your bralette. Pin the elastic to the wrong side of your bralette and sew in place using a zig-zag stitch.
Trim the seam allowance and fold the elastic under. Finish with either a zig-zag stitch or by pulling your elastic tight and sewing with a straight stitch.
Pin another elastic around the top of your bralette (on the wrong side) by pulling it tight and
pinning in place. Sew with a zig-zag stitch.
Trim the seam allowance from your elastic and fold under.
Topstitch using a zig-zag stitch or by pulling your elastic tight and sewing with a straight stitch.
Trim the excess elastic.
Now its time to add some foldover elastic to the front neckline of your bralette. Open your elastic and pin the inside of the bralette in place. Sew with a zig-zag stitch.
Trim the seam allowance of your zig-zag stitch. This helps your foldover elastic lay nicely and eliminates bulk in your finished project.
Fold the elastic over to the outside and topstitch. Leave about 1” of elastic on either side of the neckline.
Next, trim two pieces of 3/8” elastic to 2” and two pieces of elastic to 18” These will make up your bra straps.
Take the 2” pieces of elastic and slip them through the round holes of your bra strap slides. Sew the ends in place.
Take one 18” piece of elastic and slip it around the center bar of your bra strap slider. Pull 1” of elastic through and sew in place with a stright stitch. Trim away the excess.
Slide the other end of 18” elastic through the round hole of your bra strap and back over and under the bra strap slider. This will complete your adjustable bra strap!
Sew the raw edge of the 2” elastic about 2” from the center back of your bralette to secure.
To attach the other side of your adjustable bra strap, place the right side of the foldover elastic and 3/8” elastic together and sew with a straight stitch.
Then, topstitch with a zig-zag stitch to strengthen and help the seams lay flat. Trim away any excess elastic on the inside.
If you’d rather watch a video tutorial on how to create adjustable bra straps, you can watch it here:
Now is the fun part! You get to try your new bralette on and see how it fits!
Now that you have completed your first lingerie sewing pattern, it’s time to take a step back and appreciate all of your hard work.
See how much you learned! Take some pride in your new accomplishment! Now pour yourself a glass of wine and maybe even make a sexy robe to create a three-piece set!