How to make a homemade thong

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How to make a homemade thong
Thongs are sexy and sensual. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

A thong is a small, triangular piece of cloth that covers the front genitals and is attached to a string or lace that goes between the buttocks. Both pieces are attached to a matching string or lace on the hips. Thongs are worn by men and women. However, branded thongs can be expensive, £13 to £19 at popular stores as of June 2011. You can make a homemade thong with a piece of cloth, elastic and lace.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Piece of cloth (according to your size)
  • Elastic ribbon
  • Lace
  • Sewing machine or needles
  • String
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Measure the area from where your underwear starts under the navel, to the end of the genitals. Cut the cloth in a triangular shape according to the size of your pelvis. Cut a much smaller shape (heart, triangle or square) of your choice about 1.5cm in width.

    How to make a homemade thong
    Prepare your workstation with the things you'll need. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Place the cloth in position on your pelvis. Measure the distance from one end to the other across your hips. Measure the distance from the bottom edge of the triangle to the end of your buttocks crack. Cut the two portions of the elastic ribbon according to your measurements.

    How to make a homemade thong
    Measure the material accurately. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Position the two ribbons in place and secure their edges by sewing them manually or with a sewing machine. Attach the one that goes through the buttocks crack to the smaller shape. Connect this to the elastic band on the hips.

    How to make a homemade thong
    Elastic bands hold up the underwear at the hips. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Cut lace a little longer than your previous measurements. Place this onto the elastic band. Sew the lace onto the elastic loosely by putting a finger in between each stitch so it doesn't stretch when you wear it.

    How to make a homemade thong
    Sew carefully! (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Add buttons, glitter, rhinestones or even spray a name through a stencil to finish.

    How to make a homemade thong
    Add rhinestones to glamorise your thong. (Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Tips and warnings

  • All measurements should be accurate.
  • Be careful with the sewing machine or needles you use to stitch.

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