Make Your Own Knickers

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Make Your Own Knickers

Friday 06 April 2018

Session: 1


Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Level: New To Making Clothes

Maximum Class Size: 6

During this fun workshop you will learn how to make your own bikini style knickers using a selection of Ray Stitch woven fabrics. We supply the pattern in your size (Waist: 24"-33" & Hips: 33"-42") and there will be a selection of elastic lace trimmings for you to choose from too.

This class is suitable for sewers who already know how to thread up a sewing machine but who are not necessarily experienced in using sewing patterns, it is ideal for those who have completed our Introduction to Machine Sewing class and would like to add a few more techniques to their skill-set!

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Pattern lay plans & straight of grain

  • Marking the fabric

  • Attaching elastic

  • Tips and techniques on making up

  • Prosecco and other refreshments will we provided to make this the perfect Friday night activity, so bring a friend or come and meet like minded people!


    Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.