How to Make Ruffled Panties

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How to Make Ruffled Panties
Try giving your panties a delicate touch with ruffled trim. (Sexy woman in lingerie image by MAXFX from

Ruffled panties are a flirty and feminine choice for a sexy undergarment. If you have only basic sewing skills, you can use a pre-made pair of panties to add your ruffled trim. But if you would prefer to create your panties on your own, it's a simple project with a sewing machine and a pattern. The same technique for adding ruffles to undergarments can be used to apply a girlie touch to a swimsuit in the summer.

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Things you need

  • 1/4 yard fabric
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Straight pins
  • Ruffled trim
  • Fabric strips for ruffling
  • Cotton inner facing

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    Decide which material you want to use for your ruffled panties. Panties are traditionally made with cotton or satin. These are simple materials to work with for first-time sewers. For a more advanced project, you can use lace for your panties and your trim.

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    Choose a pair of panties to add ruffles to. If you're creating a pair of panties from scratch, trace out the shape of your favourite pair for your pattern with a pencil on a ¼ yard of fabric. Add an inch around each side of your pattern for seam allowances. Cut out your pattern pieces with scissors, and sew them together on a sewing machine. Trim off any excess material with scissors.

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    Pin your ruffled trim to the inside seam of your panties' leg holes and waist with straight pins. Pre-made ruffle trim should already have a hem that will give your panties a professional look. If you're making your own ruffled trim, fold your fabric over inch by inch as if you were pleating fabric. Sew your folds together along one side with a sewing machine. Create a hem by sewing your fabric over ¼ inch to hide your seams.

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    Sew your ruffled trim in place with a sewing machine, and cut away any excess with scissors. To minimise itchiness or nuisance caused by the ruffled trim, consider adding a cotton inner facing to the inside of your material to keep the seam away from your skin when wearing the panties.

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