Sewing Panty Elastic
I’ve been practicing sewing panty elastic, and I can see lots of improvement!
A while back, I slapped together some undies, mostly just to use up fabric scraps. As I was sewing that last batch, I came across this post at Emerald Erin: 3 Ways To Sew Panty Elastic. I decided to slow down and try each technique for my next round. So here’s the more carefully sewn, but not yet perfect set of Scrundlewear panties.
I made this pair first. I’ve brightened the photos so you can see stitches better. I changed my machine settings to a wider stitch, which looks a little nicer I think. I didn’t get close enough to my picot lace edge though.
For the next pair, I changed my speed settings to reeeaally slow.
I added this cute side seam detail:
And I got a lot closer to the edge of the lace, where it just peeks out. Should the zig zag stitches be closer to the edge of the fabric? Because that would be a really WIDE stitch…
I’m not satisfied with my elastic joint at the waistband here.
My fold-over elastic joints look awesome though. You can’t even see them, I’m so happy!
In store bought panties, the stitches aren’t so short. These have tons of stretch, so I’m not sure if it’s wrong. What do you guys think? I still have lots to learn about sewing panty elastic.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!