Designing Combos & Selecting Provides for Dreamy Iris Underwear!

We perceive that stitching lingerie can appear intimidating, particularly relating to searching for provides like elastic and lace that you simply won’t have encountered in your dressmaking stitching initiatives. However we promise you that stitching the Iris knickers is not as scary as it could possibly first appear and we’re assured you will discover that too…

On this weblog put up, we’ll be sharing all the small print on our thrilling knicker provide retailer, together with plenty of inspiration and concepts for the sorts of combos you possibly can create together with your stitching sample, plus a peek on the hacks demonstrated in our on-line workshop

It’s true that there are totally different stitching methods and totally different materials and notions concerned when stitching lingerie objects, however when you become familiar with these there’ll be no stopping you! 

Our ‘Study to Sew Knickers’ on-line workshop, taught by our favorite lingerie designer Hannah of Evie La Lùve, is all about getting you snug with stretch materials and lingerie stitching methods utilizing the Iris knickers stitching sample. In the event you fancy a little bit extra steering in your knicker stitching journey, then take a look at the web workshop as Hannah covers each step (together with selecting material) in-depth – phew!

Iris can be utilized to create a whopping 36 combos, and that is not together with all of the potential hacks and add-ons you possibly can muster in the event you’re feeling notably inventive. Iris is the one knicker stitching sample you will ever want – belief us!

So let’s get into the provides you will want…

To assist make your knicker provide procuring so simple as potential, we have a number of vibrant stretch lace trims and dreamy fold over elastics on provide within the store! 


Stretch lace

The kind of lace wanted for the Iris knickers is known as slender stretch lace or a stretch lace trim, and you should use this to complete the leg openings and waist opening.  It’s actually necessary that you simply choose a stretch lace that has a superb quantity of stretch, between 40-60%, the identical as your material, for a superb match. 

While you won’t at all times discover slender stretch lace in your ordinary material retailers, we might suggest looking on Etsy & eBay as you will discover tons on there!

Fold over elastic

The kind of elastic you want for the Iris knickers is known as fold over elastic, usually abbreviated to FOE, also called fold-over binding. It is a very stretchy sort of elastic present in widths of 15 mm (5/8in), and, much less generally, 20 mm (3/4in). It would most definitely have a shiny facet and a matt facet, but additionally may be discovered, much less generally, with two matt sides. Once more, we might suggest taking a look on eBay and Etsy – they could be a treasure trove of lingerie stitching provides!

We all know looking for stretch lace trim and fold over elastic can appear daunting, so we have curated a small assortment of vibrant provides excellent for stitching your Iris knickers, you simply want to provide the stunning material! Go to our provide store right here.


Once you’re procuring to your material you should guarantee your material has good 4-way stretch, that means it stretches up and down and throughout with a superb stretchy fibre content material like spandex.

It’s additionally essential that your material has good restoration, that means it stretches after which returns to its authentic state, with out having been stretched out or changing into dishevelled or distorted. The best quantity of stretch wanted in your material for the Iris sample is between 40-60%. That is coated intimately in our Study to Stitching Knickers on-line workshop

As we talked about, the design potentialities are huge. Iris is the last word knicker sample to guide you in your solution to creating a complete drawer stuffed with me-made lingerie! Listed here are simply a number of the potential combos you possibly can whip up…

In the event you’re not sure what the stretch content material of the material is (if the knowledge is not listed of their store), contact the vendor to see in the event that they may help verify if it has 4-way stretch and if they will suggest it for stitching your personal knickers!

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What makes stitching your personal knickers so enjoyable is choosing contrasting or completely matching trims to your materials! We may create these mock-ups all day…

Inspiration from the workshop

In the event you take our Study to Sew Knickers on-line workshop you will acquire entry to TWO further add-on sample items so as to add much more playful touches to your Iris knickers: 

  • Sew fake bow ties for the edges with our step-by-step video
  • Customise your knickers with lace ruffles on the leg openings

Hannah additionally takes you thru a bunch of inventive sample hacks for countless Iris inspiration:

  • Create a lace overlay or sheer cut-away element
  • Discover ways to add fashion traces to your sample so you possibly can mix totally different materials
  • Alter the sample to make use of picot elastic, and be taught to stitch with this gorgeous element
  • Change the crotch fashion to neatly enclose the seams
  • Study to tie the proper bow for a easy crowning glory


We hope this put up has crammed you with countless Iris stitching inspiration and pointed you in the appropriate path for gathering your pretty provides. 

Do not forget to take a look at the hashtag #SewingIris to see what combos the web stitching group is creating, and bear in mind to share yours too!

In the event you favored this put up, take a look at Becoming The Iris Knickers & TATB x Evie La Lùve Iris Knickers & On-line Workshop!


Writer: Abi Dyson & Hannah Bullivant

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