Tatted Lace Panties, Even If You Don't Tat




About: Tatting and other lace making is my passion, but not in traditional way. I love to redesign old patterns and give them modern twist.

This instructable is step by step to make tatted panties. To make them from the beginning to the end you need to have basic to intermediate needle or shuttle tatting skills. But if you have no desire to learn tatting you can make these panties yourself, just stick around.

If you need to learn needle tatting here's a tutorial http://www.youtube.com/user/agasunset

These panties and many more of my tatted creations can be found in my Etsy shop


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Step 1: Materials

 You will need
-ball of thread in desired color size 10
-tatting needle size 5 (or shuttle)
-satin ribbon: 2x 36", 1x 6" (or custom length for your size)
-flame (candle, match etc)

Step 2: Make Basic Flower

 For this step you will need to tat a flower with this pattern:
R:6ds, p, 6ds, cl, rw
C:6ds, p, 6ds, rw
R:6ds, join to pr. p, 6 ds, cl, rw
C:6ds, p, 6ds, rw
repeat last 2 rows 4 more times, join C to the beginning, hide endings

To see a movie with the entire instruction of this flower please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAbuBNzTa2M

Step 3: Joining Flowers

 Once you finished first flower,make another one, but remember to join first to one chain picot and then to the next chain picot. Refer to the picture.

Step 4: Following the Steps

 Repeat joining flowers. Remember to join to picot that is already sharing the chain (pic). You will join 21 flowers in front part in form of 6x6x6 triangle.

Step 5: Front and Back

 After finishing the large triangle make one more with only 3 flowers for flirty back.

Step 6: Melt Ribbon Endings

 Over any kind of flame melt ribbon endings to prevent fringing. BE CAREFUL!! 

Step 7: Join Front and Back

 Join front and back lace buy sawing the 6" ribbon by hand.

Step 8:

Thread thorough the top loops long ribbon. Repeat this step for the back. Tie the sides to your size and voila, panties ready!

Step 9: If You Don't Tat

If you have no desire to learn tatting you can still have these panties made partialy by yourself. I have in my shop complete kit of 24 flowers and cut to size ribbons with instruction. You can buy it in 3 colors: red, black and white. There is many ways to assemble them, it all depends on your imagination. You can hand saw them together, join with jump rings or tie wit tiny ribbons. Here's an example of jump rings. Enjoy.

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21 Discussions


3 years ago

I"m sorry please, i don't speak inglis,but is beatiful, very very beautiful, . I don't copy for don't undeerstand explanetion . Tank uou very much. I'm sorry my inglish.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

 This caught my eye because I misread the first word as "Tattered". But now I see the actual topic. But wouldn't you need to add some blue and white to the design for it to be truly American?


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

why to be truly american??? mabie he isnt from america...and why do you americans put your flag on everything??? i am sure that you are putting your flag on a toilet paper, so when you go to the toilet you will see your flag...


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

FYI: it's 'maybe' & yeah, American flag print toilet paper is a staple here in the USA. Like apple pie & baseball....we can't get enough!


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

It's a play on the difference between merkins and 'Merkins, as our Texas politicians are wont to call us. I did not think I was going to have to explain this joke to this audience. Sigh. But I see your post was on April 1, so maybe I'm missing your joke.


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Haha this is old but it made me laugh. You are so right. :D


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

A "merkin," not American. You might want to look that up, since I don't really wanna discuss merkins here.


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I'm guessing you're too young to have witnessed LBJs addresses to "Mah fellow 'merkins." It's a standing joke to us older folks. We all know what "real merkins" are, unlike Sarah Palin, George Bush and Rick Perry.


7 years ago on Step 6

Thank you VERY much for taking the time to create such a wonderful tutorial!! I am almost done with the front part of these. I am doing them in an antique white cotton thread.


8 years ago on Step 2

Just finished making my first flower and it came out pretty good. I'm sort of confused about the turning or RW because no matter what I did some of my outer petals are twisted. I turned it and secured it like you did in your video series but still twisted. =( Is the one in the picture blocked? Will have to practice some more but if you could give a tip so it is not twisted or what I might be doing wrong I would appreciate it


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Reply 7 years ago on Step 2

I had the same problem on my first couple of tries, but then in the tutorial on youtube I noticed agaunset was turning the piece over to the left. I don't know if that was what fixed my problem, but it hasn't happened again yet. (You've probably figured this out by now nine months later...)

If I had been on here earlier, I would have voted for you! Wow..I love this. Very nice work.


8 years ago on Introduction

thanks, this looks a lot clear than other 'tat' things, nd i'm super new to this


8 years ago on Step 6

Are you able to please show us the pattern for the tatting around the candle that looks great!


 BEATIFULL !!! it deserved my 5 stars !!!
and a lot of thanks to learn us the needle tatting  :-)


9 years ago on Introduction

This is SO cool! I have a tatting pattern for bedroom slippers from 1916 that uses this same pattern. I'm sensing the start of a VERY nice set. Thanks for posting...5 stars