How to make thong underwear

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How to make thong underwear
Save money, make your own thong. (Image credit notsogoodphotography)

Beautiful couture thong underwear can be a woman's sexy secret. Unfortunately, it can be rather expensive, costing sometimes more than £13 a pair. A cheap alternative is to make your own pair of sensual thong undergarments. You can have an elaborate and intricate pair of underwear, without breaking the bank.

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Things you need

  • Lace or fabric
  • Paper
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Square of cotton fabric
  • 6 mm (1/4 inch) elastic
  • Embellishments (optional)

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  1. 1

    Decide what kind of thong you want to make. Do you want a lace thong or a plain cotton thong? A plain cotton thong is a good choice if you want to add embellishments, while a lace thong can be a bit more sophisticated and sexy.

  2. 2

    Trace the front of a pair of thong underwear that fits you comfortably onto your chosen fabric. Or, trace the pattern onto a piece of paper and then pin it to the fabric. This is especially helpful when working with lace. Cut out the fabric.

  3. 3

    Lay your underwear flat. Measure its width and height. Draw a T with those dimensions on your fabric or onto a piece of paper you will pin on the fabric. Make sure the vertical part of the T is exactly in the middle of the horizontal part. You can make the vertical line as thick or as thin as you wish. A thicker line is often more comfortable to wear. Cut out the piece.

  4. 4

    Sew the front and back together, attaching firmly at the hips and crotch area. You can hand sew or use a sewing machine.

  5. 5

    Attach a lining for the crotch, if desired. Take a piece of cotton and cut it to fit within the crotch area of the thong. Sew both the top and bottom of the cotton piece with a simple running stitch.

  6. 6

    Place a 6 mm (1/4 inch) band of elastic around the top of the thong. Place the elastic at the top, fold the fabric over the elastic and sew.

  7. 7

    Decorate your thong, if desired. Have fun with embellishments in different patterns. Rhinestones are a fun and flirty. If you use rhinestones, hand wash your thong, as rhinestones will fall off in the washing machine.

Tips and warnings

  • For a no-sew project, take a pair of your underwear and cut the back into a thong shape.

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