Online workshop for confident beginners - learn to sew knickers

Learn to Sew Knickers

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ONCE YOU'VE MADE A PAIR, YOU'LL BE HOOKED

Take your first step towards sewing your own lingerie with help from a pro.

We’ve teamed up with professional lingerie designer extraordinaire Hannah Bullivant of Evie la Lùve to bring you this online video workshop. Hannah will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to make your own collection of gorgeous knickers, with the potential to create a huge range of irresistible variations!

You won’t stop at just one pair! This course will inspire you again and again.

No overlocker or serger required!

What equipment do I need?

• Sewing machine

 Sewing toolkit – a supplies list is included in the workshop

 Fabric and supplies for your Iris knickers – listed here if you want to get a head start

 Computer / tablet / smart phone and an internet connection to stream the videos

You don’t need an overlocker/serger or coverstitch machine for this workshop!

DOES THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDE A SEWING PATTERN?

Yes! Our Iris knickers pattern is included with the workshop.

Coralie is available as a PDF pattern, in sizes UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-6, or a printed pattern in sizes UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52 / AUS 6-24. Just choose the format you'd like from the dropdown menu.

How long will this workshop take?

That’s up to you! The course is broken down into manageable, bitesize lessons that you can take at a pace that suits you. It includes 17 videos, from 4 to 35 minutes long, plus extra written tuition and downloadable resources. You may like to spread the lessons out over a few evenings or set aside a weekend for a binge sewing session.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Module 1

CHOOSING YOUR FABRIC AND TRIMS

  • Choose the best fabrics and trims for your knickers
  • How to measure stretch percentage (including a handy printable measuring chart!)
  • Where to find narrow stretch lace and fold over elastic
Module 2

MAKING FITTING ALTERATIONS

  • Measure yourself and identify your pattern size
  • Make simple alterations for perfect fitting underwear
  • How to combine different waist and hip sizes
  • How to lengthen and shorten the pattern
  • How to adjust the crotch width
Module 3

LINGERIE SEWING TECHNIQUES

  • Learn to cut stretch fabrics
  • Get to grips with handling and stitching lingerie on your regular home sewing machine
  • Master the best machine stitches to use with our downloadable stitch guide
  • Choosing the right needles, thread and other supplies
  • Follow the step-by-step video lessons to construct your knickers
Module 4

SEWING WITH FOLD OVER ELASTIC AND STRETCH LACE

  • How to apply fold over elastic to the leg and waist openings
  • How to use narrow stretch lace to finish the leg and waist openings
  • Achieving the correct tension when sewing with elastic
  • Creating a satisfyingly neat finish with perfectly placed elastic or lace
  • Download Hannah’s trusty troubleshooting guide to correcting common issues with elastic
Module 5

BONUS PATTERN PIECES

  • Bonus - Add gorgeous details with two pattern pieces exclusive to this workshop
  • Sew faux bow ties for the sides with our step-by-step video
  • Customise your knickers with pretty lace ruffles on the leg openings
Module 6

HACKING THE PATTERN

  • Get even more options with super cute pattern hacks
  • Create a lace overlay or sheer cut-away detail
  • Learn how to add style lines to your pattern so you can combine different fabrics
  • Alter the pattern to use picot elastic, and learn to sew with this pretty detail
  • Change the crotch style to neatly enclose the seams
  • Learn to tie the perfect bow for a simple finishing touch

WORKSHOP BENEFITS

1

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEOS

Follow an in-depth programme, structured with our trusted format.
See the sewing in detail with our video lessons!

2

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

Learn at a pace that suits you, any time of day, with no deadlines.
Set your own timetable!

3

LEARN AT HOME

Take the workshop from the comfort of your own home, using your own sewing machine.
There's no need to travel to a class or book a date in your busy diary!

4

GREAT VALUE

Revisit the lessons as often as you like, whenever you need a refresher -
for a fraction of the price of attending a face-to-face class!

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

BEGINNERS
You’ve sewn a few things already and you're eager to learn new skills

RETURNEES
You’ve sewn some knickers in the past and fancy a learning tips from a pro

IMPROVERS
You’ve never sewn knickers, but always fancied it and want a helping hand to start

LEARNERS
You’ve attended a beginner sewing class and want a resource to reference at home

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Tilly and the Buttons - Hannah Bullivant

Hannah Bullivant is the creator of Evie La Lùve lingerie and sewing patterns. Sewing for over 10 years with a degree in fashion design, Hannah combined her infatuation for lingerie with her passion for stitching and design, and never looked back.

Evie La Lùve is all about giving anyone who wants to learn the skills and the patterns to create their own beautiful lingerie. Award-winning sewing company and experienced course designers Tilly and the Buttons are beyond excited to collaborate with Hannah on the Iris knickers pattern and this detailed and fascinating online workshop.

Hannah’s teaching is clear, friendly, encouraging, and packed full of helpful tips only a knicker sewing pro would know. She shares everything she wishes she’d known when she started sewing lingerie!

What makers are saying

Awesome workshop! Great for those who find it difficult getting to in-person classes. Full of helpful tips and tricks and packed full of easy to follow videos.

Workshop Participant

The video tutorials were a great confidence boost. I thought, 'I could do that' and it turned out I could. I'm so happy I took this workshop!

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LEARN TO SEW KNICKERS
£49

Includes:

Instant, on-demand access

17 video lessons

Closed captions available on all videos

Written tuition + downloadable resources

Iris knickers PDF sewing pattern
In sizes UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62

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LEARN TO SEW KNICKERS + PRINTED PATTERN (UK 6-24)
£59

Includes:

Instant, on-demand access

17 video lessons

Closed captions available on all videos

Written tuition + downloadable resources

Iris knickers Printed sewing pattern
In sizes UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52

PDF pattern files are also included

Shipping is included in the price!

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