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    Senior Member skothing's Avatar
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    I guess I am to cheap to pay $4.00 for a pair of underwear. I am thinking of making my own. Do you make your own ? Do you have any tips on making them?

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    That's one item I've never wanted to do.

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    No but when I bought some fabric on craigslist it came with a bunch of stuff to make bras and panties. LOL not my cup of tea

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    Having raised all girls, I'm immune to underwear sticker shock. I can't stand to wear cotton panties, they seem to cling to the clothes instead of me. I doubt I can sew the nylon stuff to look good and the flat elastic trim for waist and leg openings would cost as much as buying the panties. I find a sale on underwear I like and stock up.

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    Nope, I buy mine. I guess I'm an underwear snob because I buy Victoria Secret brand. They don't ride up on me, are soft all the time. I ONLY buy them on sale and when people ask me what I want for birthday/Christmas, I tell them underwear lol

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    Nope, I go to WalMart.

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    No, but mine are always too long in the stride, so I turn down the elastic and stretch stitch it down. Instant custom fit on cheap (Target or Walmart) underwear!

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    I decide long ago that pretty underwear made me feel good all over. It still does. I love matching panties and bras. When we used to wear "slips" they matched too! I could never make a bra to fit and there's just something about homemade panties........

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    I did at one time...back when we had a house full of girls...it was OK, but I prefer to buy them now. Gotta admit that panties are easy to make but bras are a royal pain. Regardless, I'd rather be quilting.

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    With todays undies all you need is a string and a HST! sounds easy to me!

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    No, darn near impossible to my way of thinking. I get free bras from Medicare since I have one side that is mine and the other one is a bag of silicone. Plus I am large in that area and have always had to get expensive bras. Tried a couple of times to make one but no way were they wearable. I'm told there is a
    shop in the next little town near here that makes bras to match your own shape and can keep the girls up in the air instead of examining what's happening in your pants pockets.
    I'm thinking of visiting it at tax return time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsews
    Nope, I go to WalMart.
    me too, and even the dollar store :oops: :oops:

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    I have done it - back in the dark ages - but finding the right kind of elastic and the right kind of fabric is much harder these days. And as someone else pointed out, bras are a pain, unless you have nothing to hold up.

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    Yes. I have made lots of panties and slips but not bras. Keiffers has a catalog which carries a great deal of lingerie laces and fabrics. Spandex House has a lot of stretchy fabrics.

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    My late Mom used to sew panties for us. She stopped when tricot and fancy laces became too expensive to make it worth the cost.

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    Look for sales - Kohl's has great sales. The fabric is a real pain to work with.

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    Look for sales - Kohl's has great sales. The fabric is a real pain to work with.

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    When my daughters were little, I made some of their panties. They were easy enough, and they liked them. I have never made any for myself though--and not interested in making lingerie anymore--pretty much just quilting and then pajamas for the grandkids at Christmas.

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    I 'll make the occasional PJ's , but have not made panties in a long time. Bra's ... nope ... there are too many other things I will make before I ever make my bra's

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    No, I never would sew my own but when I found that expensive really does fit and feel better. I discovered TJ Max and Ross. I don't know if they have these in your part of the world but they take highend name brands and sell them for little more than Wal-Mart prices. I am now willing to spend 3 dollars a pair to get an 8 dollars a pair undies. Same with bras. 15 dollars for the $50 priced bra. Quality with enough money left over to buy more fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    No, darn near impossible to my way of thinking. I get free bras from Medicare since I have one side that is mine and the other one is a bag of silicone. Plus I am large in that area and have always had to get expensive bras. Tried a couple of times to make one but no way were they wearable. I'm told there is a
    shop in the next little town near here that makes bras to match your own shape and can keep the girls up in the air instead of examining what's happening in your pants pockets.
    I'm thinking of visiting it at tax return time.
    Laughing as I read - you're too funny!

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    I have a pattern for making lingerie but never have. I prefer the cotton panties though and I think that if I pay more than 10 bucks for 7 pair, that I got ripped off. LOL I do know that it would cost more in time and supplies to make my own though.

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    I did once because I found a bunch of undie lace and trims in a garage sale.

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    Growing up, my Mom taught us to do a lot of things just so we'd know we could do it if we had to.

    $300 dollar a month water bill to teach the kids to garden? One year, ok. She wanted me to know I could sew underwear if I needed to, so I did. Still know I can, but I don't.

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    It's been ages since I've made lingerie, but it was fun. Esp. the little half slip tops we used to wear when wearing sheer blouses and such. I once had the opportunity to take a lingerie sewing class and I've always regretted not taking it.

    As to the cost of making lingerie you can buy it cheaper, but I've found that applies to anything I sew these days. Sewing on slinky material is a challenge but I think you will enjoy wearing your own creations. :roll:

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