Free sewing tutorial Women's Hipster Briefs

* Knit fabric (Sekura Grey by Lillestof)  - 50 cm x 70 cm (20 inch x 28 inch)
* Foldover elastic - 2,5 cm x 80 cm (1 inch x 32 inch)

Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.


When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this tutorial all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.
Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The pattern is without seam allowance. Add 1,5 cm (5/8 inch) seam allowance. Draw the top of the underpants and the sides of one bottom piece without seam allowance.

Cut a front piece, a back piece and two bottoms out of the fabric.

Step 2: Draw two lines with an aqua trickmarker.
Draw on the front of one bottom piece two lines (marked orange) with an aqua trickmarker. These are the same lines as at the back of the fabric.

Step 3: Pin together.
Pin the two bottom parts together with wrong sides facing. Do not pin on the sewing line, but about 1 cm (5/8 inch) above and beneath the sewing line (marked orange)

Step 4: Pin the bottom pieces to the front piece.
With right sides facing, pin the bottom pieces to the front piece (on sewing line).

Step 5: Sew together.
Sew together.

Step 6: Trim.
Trim. Place the underpants right-side down on your work surface.

Step 7: Pin the bottom pieces to the back piece.
With right sides facing, pin the bottom pieces to the back piece (on sewing line).

Step 8: Sew together.
Sew together.

Step 9: Trim.
Trim. Place the underpants right-side down on your work surface.

Step 10: Sew the sides.
Pin the front piece to the back piece, with right sides facing. Sew the sides of the underpants. Trim.

Step 11: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the leg holes to the inside and pin down.

Step 12: Sew leg holes.
Turn your underpants right side out. Sew leg holes about 1,5 cm (5/8 inch) from the outer edge. Trim.

Step 13: Fold the foldover elastic in half.
With right sides facing, fold the foldover elastic in half. Make a circle with a circumference of 65 cm (25,5 inch) for size Small or 77 cm (30,25 inch) for size Medium. Sew together.

Step 14: Sew the foldover elastic onto the underpants.
Turn the foldover elastic right side out. Pin the foldover elastic to the underpants. Sew together.

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  1. I have been saving t-shirts for a project just like this! Thank you so very much.

  2. Fantastic! These are the pants my daughter likes; now I can make them out of her outgrown t-shirts, which she will love.

  3. Thanks! Cool pants. I made it with jersey; perfectly elastic and comfy.

  4. thank you for a perfekt pattern the fitting is just perfect and im loving it

  5. Made these for myself (I'm 14 so I just adjusted the size so they would fit) in swimsuit fabric just hemmed the top instead of adding a waist band and they make really nice bikini bottoms !

  6. Merci pour ce joli patron/tuto !
    Coupé en Taille M (je prends d'habitude du 38), il est exactement comme j'attendais : un peu large, il ne marquera pas sous une robe.....
    et voici ma première version :

    encore merci pour ce partage gratuit !

    1. French sizes differ from American/ German sizes. French size 38 is a American/German size 06 or 36. Italian sizes are even smaller. A Italian size 40 is a American/ German size 06 or 36.

  7. I would love to make these for myself, however I am a size XL. Is it possible this pattern will be available in larger sizes in the future? I would be willing to pay for a pattern as well :-)