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with Beverly Johnson
Online Class

Lingerie Essentials: Boyshort Panty Styles

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With just a bit of fabric, lace, elastic and your sewing machine, you can make an entire wardrobe of comfy boyshort-style panties. Join our Fairy Bra-Mother, Beverly Johnson, as she helps you draft a base pattern to create a variety of flattering boyshorts plus variations, including a cute-and-comfy boyshort-brief combo. Work with sporty stretch fabrics and delicate stretch laces while mastering professional details such as gussets, custom leg lengths and more. With Beverly’s expert guidance, you’ll be able to sew adorable boyshort panties that you can wear with confidence.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h26m

Included in this Class

1. Fit & Fabrics

1. Fit & Fabrics

Meet Beverly and start by learning how boyshort panties differ from briefs. Then find out how to accurately take key measurements, choose fabrics and determine the amount of stretch and direction of greatest stretch.

2. Drafting the Boyshort Pattern

2. Drafting the Boyshort Pattern

Follow along as Beverly guides you step by step to draft a custom boyshort pattern using the measurements you took in Lesson 1. You'll see how easy it is to create a pattern that you can adapt for many variations.

3. Constructing the Basic Boyshort

3. Constructing the Basic Boyshort

Start preparing your fabric using Beverly's tips to prevent the edges from curling as you cut. After that, sew the panty (including seams) and leg hems, then apply the elastic at the upper edge, before adding a gusset lining for extra comfort and cleanliness.

Recommended with this class

  • Stretch fabric (such as cotton spandex) and stretch lace
  • Panty elastic
  • Drafting supplies: paper, pencil, rulers, measuring tape, design curve
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Pins or fabric weights