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with Beverly Johnson
Online Class

Sewing Panties: Construction & Fit

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Finally, panties that fit and flatter! Follow along as "Fairy Bra-Mother" Beverly Johnson shows you how to properly draft and sew a custom panty to flatter any body size and shape. As a bonus, you'll learn to make your personal-wear even more personal with lace embellishments that celebrate your style.


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h1m

Included in this Class

1. Measuring for Panties

1. Measuring for Panties

Meet Beverly Johnson, the "Fairy Bra-Mother," who begins class with a quick overview of panty styles. You'll also learn how to take measurements for the perfect fit and evaluate the "stretch factor" of prospective undergarments.

2. Making the Pattern

2. Making the Pattern

In Lesson 2, things get drafty! With measurements and stretch factors in hand, draft a master pattern for a brief-style panty.

3. Constructing the Panties

3. Constructing the Panties

Start putting those panties together! As you construct your briefs, you'll learn to sew an enclosed gusset, a mark of high-quality ready-to-wear panties. Later in the lesson, you'll check your fit, measure the leg elastic and sew the elastic into your work.

Recommended with this class

  • Home sewing machine
  • Fabric such as cotton jersey and cotton spandex
  • Lingerie elastic
  • Lace edging, appliqués and other trims