Here are several reasons why you should sew an underwear or outerwear bodysuit

In this video tutorial I will explain how I sewed these two patterns of bodysuits. Both are sewn the same, you have to cut the sewn the same, you have to cut the same number of sheets as I indicate in the video, the sewing step by step is the same, the only difference between one model and the other is in the shape of the bottom but this does not influence the sewing. One is a low panty type, it gathers all this area and the other is a thong type so that it does not mark on your tighter bottom garments.

For these two bodysuit patterns I have used a white stretch knit fabric so as not to influence your tastes and so that you can imagine any of the two models in fabrics and colors that go best with your style.

What you will learn with this tutorial

  • The two bodysuits you see in the pictures I have sewn with my home machine. It is the best way to show you that you can also do it with yours.
  • You will learn how to sew lingerie elastic in the seam allowances of armholes, neckline and bottom hems. These are areas that must be well adapted to the body and must provide comfort.
  • What you learn here can be applied to swimwear. The sewing process is the same.
  • I don't show it in the tutorial but it goes without saying that you can make your own contributions by applying decorative elements on the neckline, lace on the hem, etc.

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Tips for sewing knitted or stretch fabrics

I want you to see that with a home sewing machine, a needle for stretch fabrics and a sliding presser foot you will be able to sew any knit or stretch fabric with a good finish. The two bodysuits that you are going to see in the tutorial I sewed with my home sewing machine and an overlock but if you don't have an overlock you can sew everything with the normal machine.

  1. You will need a ball point needle (specifically for stretch fabrics), so that the fabric fibers move sideways when the needle goes through the fabric and do not break.
  2. Use a zig zag stitch if you use a flat (normal) machine or any specific stitch for stretch fabrics. If you do it with a straight stitch, when the fabric stretches, it will split.
  3. If you have an overlock use the four threads to sew and polish the seam allowance. In a single pass you will do both operations (stitching and seam allowance trimming).
  4. Use the specific presser foot for stretch fabrics. The Teflon presser foot or the double-drag foot.The Teflon foot is non-stick and travels over the fabric without stretching. The double-drag foot walks on top of the fabric.

Step-by-step video tutorial for low hip bodysuit and thong bodysuit


Note: The sewing process shown in the video is personal and indicative. This is how I sewed it. There are other processes to reach the same result and here I explain one of them. Include your own solutions or add new details that do not appear in the video. It is possible that you have sewn something similar in some occasion and that you have done some part of the process in a different way. All options are valid. I advise you to try several and then decide which one you find most comfortable to sew.