Sewing Lingerie

Lace LingerieThere will come a time that your lingerie will begin to show signs of wear and tear; so much so that some of your undergarments will show signs of ripping at the seams. Throwing them away just because they’re showing signs of degrading is like nonchalantly throwing away money. Know that though it’s possible for your lingerie to get damaged or torn, it’s never impossible to fix it.

Aside from fixing your lingerie, don’t you know you can also make your own lingerie too? Here are some lingerie sewing tips to help you get started.

No Professional Sewing Skills Needed

Sewing LingeriesWhen people try to connect lingerie and sewing, they usually think that only specialists can do it. Honestly, you can actually do it too! When you plan to repair a part of your lingerie by sewing together ripped sections, you just only need the basics in order for you to get started. You just need to know the basic know-how of sewing and pattern making if you’re going to fix your well-loved undergarments.

Benefits of Sewing Your Own Lingerie

Some people find the thought funny that a person can make and sew their own lingerie. But the good part of it is that it saves you quite a lot of money. First, you can actually find the materials in your area (lace for example is pretty easy to find). Second, you wouldn’t have to worry about additional costs compared to lingerie products that cost around hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

General Stuff That You Need to Know

When it comes to sewing bras, here are some stitches that you need to know to properly sew all the materials together.

-A zigzag stitch with a stitch length of 1.5mm and stitch width of 3.5mm for attaching the straps and the bra’s closure

– A zigzag stitch with stitch length of 2.5 mm and stitch with of 5.5mm for attaching the elastics together.

– Lastly, a straight stitch with a length of 3mm for sewing the pieces together.

Making the Bra

Sew LingeriesTo sew the perfect bra, you need you need to have the material need to make a bra band. It should be stretchy and should provide a snug fit especially for larger bra sizes.

The bra cup should always have a lining on top to where the actual cup is building on. This allows you to use several kinds of fabric material to cover the cup. You can try the option of using non-stretchy fabric but you have to make sure the pieces are cut in such a way as to make a perfect fit. If you’re new to this, it’s best to start with a low-elasticity material and to use thin fabrics or lace.

Note: Non-stretchy fabrics require larger seam allowances on the cup’s outer edges. You must never forget this.


The key to making the proper bra is of course following and getting the right patterns to make it. Finding the right patterns aren’t a problem either: you’d be glad to know there actually are quite a lot of bra patterns that you can download for free on the Internet.

What Removalists Should NOT Do

We are sometimes just too careless in picking removalists in Brisbane or anywhere else in Australia. We think that the picking process is just that—simply picking and then after which we can just relax and let them do their thing.  Remember that not removal companies are trustworthy. They sometimes impress you with flashy advertisements and websites but end up delivering short. As the client, you have every right to complain when this does happen. Here is a simple guide to help you be aware about deplorable practices that some removal companies do.


Mishandling Your Furniture

It is the responsibility of the removal company to take care and transport your furniture safely. Watch out for removalists that are carless in how they go about handling your furniture. Remember, claiming recompense by way of invoking insurance packages you’ve availed of (you did avail of one right?) take time to process.  If ever some of your furniture has sustained damage in the shift and you’re already strapped for cash, you’d be stuck with broken goods while your claims are being processed.

Withholding Items

While you may think this unfair, there really are removalists that do this if you fail to pay on time. Contrast this with credible removal companies who understand clients and provide flexible deals. If ever the worst-case scenario happens, consider seeking help from authorities or from consumer groups like the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Making Quotes and Transactions on the Phone

Be leery about removalists who give you quotes or seal money transactions over the phone. Remember, price points and deals not on paper won’t hold water in any legal dispute. As much as possible, arrange an appointment to meet up with your removalist personally.

Working without a License

Think twice about hiring a removalist company that does not have a license or has not renewed its documents. There must be a reason why they haven’t done so. Low funds? Why are they low on funds if they’re reliable? Again, be leery about outfits like this.

Before hiring a company, always check the organization if it has a license to operate.

Late Servicing

We always want everything to arrive on time. Removal companies should not keep you waiting. If you plan to book ahead, check if the company is not overbooking; some removalists do this just so they can bolster their client pool for a given timeframe.

Some Misconceptions about Scuba Diving

Sometimes you wish to enjoy and experience the hobby of scuba diving. Who doesn’t? However, beginners usually are apprehensive in trying the hobby because of the things that they hear about it. If you are one of these, know that scuba diving may look complicated and difficult to try out, but technically it isn’t. Below is a list of the common misconceptions that people say about scuba diving.


Fear of Getting Eaten by Sharks

Studies and statistics reveal that life-threatening encounters with sharks are rare. That is why it’s not good to believe everything you see on the silver screen (the movie Jaws comes to mind). Not all parts of the ocean are inhabited by sharks and even if you are going to encounter them, they typically swim away from you. If you don’t provoke them, chances are, they will just glide by, unperturbed by your presence.

Scuba diving fact: Seeing sharks up close is a beautiful experience. Scuba divers who go to places like Australia and the Bahamas go cage diving. With cage diving, they are able to see the sharks up close without the worries of getting harmed by these undersea apex predators.

It Is an Expensive Hobby

Don’t be intimidated by all the dive gear needed. It may look expensive but there are some reliable brands that offer cost-effective models for greenhorns. You can buy these and then once you get the hang of the hobby, you can then opt to buy the more expensive gear.

Tip: Consider visiting your local dive shop for affordable scuba gear recommendations and upgrades.

“I Can’t Swim”

Everybody needs to start somewhere. If you really are interested in scuba diving, then the fear of not being able to swim should not be made as an excuse. Contact your dive store to help you find professional divers who can not only teach you how to swim, but can also help you get started in exploring the wonderful underwater world.

Only People near the Ocean or in the Tropics Can Enjoy It

Just because you are far away from great scuba diving destinations doesn’t mean that you can’t get into the hobby. One of the great things about scuba diving is that you get to enjoy traveling to places and explore. You are not only enjoying the land travel but you will also enjoy seeing a plethora of marine wonders.