With this pattern, any confident beginner can make their own thong underwear! With the knit waistband and knit legs, you’ll have the most comfortable pair you’ve ever made.
Included are instructions for two different waistband options and three different leg band options.
Techniques Involved: Creating encased elastic, topstitching, adding Fold Over Elastic, attaching knit bands, basting,
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the layered copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink. This pattern also comes with a projector file for use with a projector in your home.
If you are making the Fold Over Elastic option, you will need 5/8″ or 1″ FOE. Please reference the cut chart to determine yardage.
If you are making the enclosed elastic legs, you will need 1/4″ braided elastic. Please reference the cut chart to determine yardage.
Please choose a fabric with 4-way 50% stretch. 4-way stretch will provide better ease of movement and comfort, but isn’t required. This fabric should have great recovery. Some great options include cotton lycra, ribbed knit, bamboo lycra, athletic knit, or swim knit. You will want a natural fiber fabric for the liner.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch, Serger recommended.
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Safety pin or bodkin
- Seam Ripper