As I mentioned yesterday, I sew panties either with elastic around the leg opening or use a twin needle to hem. Here I'll show how to sew the panty with elastic bias tape around the waist and twin needle hems! The panty I made is black with white polka dots, remnants of the Eva dress I sewed last month:
So, let's get started! I will not show again how to insert the crotch piece as I do this the same as yesterday. But instead of adding elastic lace to the folded seam, I use my twin needle. So, folding over again and pinning the fabric.
If your jersey makes a little wall between the twin seams, do not fear! You can iron it out (lots of steam, less pressure) or you can insert clear elastic into the hem. But if you tried the twin needle before sewing the actual hem, you can figure out if this is necessary! Do both leg openings with your twin needle hem:
If you folded under too much fabric and have a little "hangover" of fabric, you can carefully cut it off! I don't mind too much, but with this printed fabric it is much more visible than with others... Hey, they are panties, nobody but me (and my boyfriend) will see them. And we don't care!
Next, you'll need to close the side seam with a serger or a zig zag stitch. We will use elastic bias tape for the waist. This time you should not fold over the fabric, but put the fluffy side of the elastic bias tape on the wrong side of the fabric and pin it!
Again, I used the zig zag stitch (2mm long, 3 mm wide) to sew it to the panty:
Fold it over and sew the other side down with the same zig zag stitch:
Close the other side seam, and fix the seam (serger: pull it the threads, zig zag: back stitch and fix the threads). And you are done!
Did you try your hands at panties or bras? I'd love to see any results! Wait for tomorrow for a cute little detail for panties which is really easy but pretty!