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How to Make Lingerie

There's nothing we love more than handmade lingerie which is why we don't just sell it, we want to help you to make your own too!

This collection of lingerie-making resources includes step-by-step tutorials, sewing patterns and more. There's something for every level of sewing expertise, from the absolute beginner to the expert lingerie seamstress.

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Lingerie Sewing Patterns

Ready to start sewing? Expert patternmaking blogger Maddie Flanigan has produced a brilliant, free knicker pattern you can download and print out at home!

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Free knicker sewing pattern

Whether you're still getting to grips with the basics or you've never sewn lingerie before, our easy-to-understand beginner guides will show you how to create your very own lingerie designs in simple, illustrated steps.

How to Make Knickers

A simple, 4-step guide to sewing your own pair of knickers, including easy-to-follow photos.

How to Make a Drawstring Lingerie Bag

Protect your lingerie or make as a gift! This simple tutorial only requires knowing how to sew in a straight line.

How to Make Suspenders (Fixed Length)

4 steps to making your own replacement detachable suspenders, with photos.

Already have some lingerie-sewing experience? Expert sewing and patternmaking blogger Maddie Flanigan has created a series of advanced-level lingerie guides that cover everything from choosing the right fabric to picking out the right needles and stitches for your sewing machine.

How to Make Lingerie

A general introduction to making your own lingerie by Maddie Flanigan.

How to Make a Bra

Steps to sew in underwire channeling, advice on which stitching types to use, silhouettes to pick from and more.

How to Make Knickers

A guide to the different types of knicker elastic, lingerie elastic sewing tips, knicker silhouette ideas and more.

How to Choose Lingerie Fabrics

Advice on choosing and working with wovens, knits, lace and more for lingerie-making.

The Secret to Successful Lingerie Patterns

Expert seamstress and patternmaking blogger Madalynne shares her one top tip on creating sewing patterns that lead to well-fitting lingerie.

Needles, Thread & Stitches for Lingerie

Pro tips on choosing the right needles, thread, presser feet and stitching settings to create wonderful lingerie creations!

With special thanks to Maddie Flanigan of Madalynne for creating these advanced lingerie-making guides.

We hope you find the resources on this page useful, and we'd love to see what you create! Send in photos of the lingerie you've sewn to and we may even interview you about the design for our blog. Here are some of our top fan submissions:


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