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Let’s sew underwear together! Spend your Friday evening learning how to sew simple, bikini-style underwear and sipping wine with your fellow sewing enthusiasts. Using the free Megan Nielsen Acacia Underwear Pattern or Acacia Curve Underwear Pattern, students will learn how to take their measurements, sew knit fabrics with a sewing machine or serger, and attach elastic to the waist and leg openings.
This workshop is being taught by Jennifer Garvic, blogger and seamstress from A Maker Heart. The Acacia Underwear pattern is PDF only and available at the Megan Nielsen website. Pattern is available for purchase or for free when you subscribe to the newsletter. Acacia Underwear pattern is available in sizes 0-20. Acacia Curve Underwear pattern is available in sizes 14-30.
Want to sew a men’s underwear pattern instead? Sign up for this class and your instructor will communicate with you before class on choosing an alternative pattern and coming prepared with the correct materials for workshop.
Sewing 101 or equivalent sewing experience required. This class is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Supplies (per pair of underwear):
Acacia Underwear Pattern
3/8 to 5/8 yard of knit fabric with at least 20% stretch and good recovery, such as cotton lycra knit
Lingerie elastic, fold over elastic, or regular ¼” elastic (amount needed based on pattern size)
Stretch needle or jersey needle
Additional supplies such as sewing machine, cutting tools, etc can be borrowed from Sew To Speak or brought in from home for class.
Knit fabric scraps from previous sewing projects that are large enough for the pattern pieces are a great option for this class! Cotton lycra knit fabrics are also available for purchase at Sew To Speak. Pattern samples are sewn in Art Gallery cotton lycra knits.
Wine and finger foods will be provided.