There 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
When 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
To 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.