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There is nothing I love more than lace underwear!  I will teach you how to make lace thongs for only a couple dollars.  It is mind blowingly simple and will take less than 10 minutes!

You don't need to pay their expensive prices to get brand name lingerie.
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Step 1: Materials

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Stretch Lace Trim - 45" length, approx. 2" width, the length depends on size, I am a small so I needed 45", see the next step to figure out how much lace you need.

Cotton - about 3 square inches, try to match the color of your lace, not necessary

Step 2: Cutting Lace

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Waist band: cut two 14.5" pieces of lace

Crotch: cut two 8.5" pieces of lace

Step 3: Pinning Lace

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Waist band.  Place the 14.5" pieces on top of each other, if the lace has a front side you want the fronts facing inwards.  Pin each end together, you should only use 2 pins total, one on each end.

Crotch: lay the 8.5" pieces out the same as the waist band (fronts facing inward).  Pin the pieces together by placing the pins down the center of the lace pieces.  When you are about 1.5" - 2" from the end curve the pins towards the corner of the lace.  See picture for assistance

Step 4: Sewing Individual Pieces

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Waist band: use serger to sew each end of the waist band together.  If you don't have a serger use a zig-zag stitch and make sure it hangs over the edge of the lace.

Crotch: use serger to sew along the line of the pins.  BE CAREFUL make sure you are doing this on the correct side.  What ever corner the pins curve to you want to sew on that side of the pins (see image).  If you don't have a serger first cut on the side of the pins you would have sewn on the serger, then use a zig-zag stitch and make sure it hangs over the edge of the lace.

The end of the crotch piece that gets wider will be on the front of the panties.

I provided images so you can see how the individual pieces turned out.
lovely!can i still sew this without using a serger?i dont have a serger and only using an ordinary sewing machine with zigzag stitches.thanks!

Recently I sewed a project without a serger so I hide the flare I sewed once the wrong sides facing each other and then the right sides facing each other to encase I guess you would say, the seem if you don't have a serger. Does that make sense?

What you did is called a French Seam. They are a great option for laces and other sheer fabrics.

A2JC4life2 years ago
Did I miss where the cotton comes in? A crotch lining, perhaps?
n2g634 years ago
Where do you get your stretch lace trim from? because i have looked everywhere and i can't find it!
vlad flame4 years ago
Did you put the pants on and edit the pic by drawing over yourself and miss out the pants, or lay the pants out and take a pic and draw in the character?
Fred826644 years ago
Vary good cartooning work vary detailed
mwynn134 years ago
Are you talking about the cotton lining? Because I see it in the materials list, but not mentioned again.

And, while you're at it, how about the promised sizing guide? I don't see that either. Otherwise, great tutorial.
BamaBob4 years ago
Carleyy - I like the way you think! :-)
Spydamonky4 years ago
*South Park Voice* Niiice *South Park Voice*
caarntedd4 years ago
How did you draw that pic?
Ninzerbean4 years ago
Wouldn't you want something to protect sensitive areas from that seam? A little cotton liner maybe? Does the seam really not bother you or are these meant to be worn only for a little bit, not the whole day long. Thank you for making this 'ible, it's great, I am just wondering about that seam.