DIY Underwear Video Tutorial

DIY Underwear Video Tutorial

When you already have too much to do… what should you do?  Create a YouTube video tutorial on DIY underwear! 🙂  That sounds about right doesn’t it?

Well call me crazy but I decided to jump in and try filming a YouTube video tutorial.  This is my first “film” (I use that term VERY loosely) so please forgive the awkwardness!  What is it about?  Well I think the title of this blog post gave it away… but it is a DIY underwear tutorial for the free Be Bashful Bikini pattern which you can download when you subscribe to this blog.  I made this DIY underwear tutorial for anyone who would like some extra help or maybe this is you first time sewing underwear and you would like a “live” demonstration or maybe you’re just really into watching sewing videos.

Extra bonus is – you get to meet my sewing companion aka cat co-worker – Howard.  He is the sweetest and loves hanging around the sewing machine.

Now what are you waiting for?!  Depending on what time it is (who I am to judge though) pour yourself a glass of wine and head on over and get  your DIY underwear sewing journey on! 🙂

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Be Bashful Bikini Video Tutorial

Oh YEAH – Have you noticed it’s Valentine’s Day?  Happy Valentine’s Day my lovelies! 😉

One more thing… If you aren’t a video person check out my photo tutorial for sewing up the Be Bashful Bikini right HERE.

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Free Underwear Pattern Tutorial | At First Blush

Free Underwear Pattern Tutorial | At First Blush Patterns

The Be Bashful Bikini was just released a little over a week ago and it had a great response!  As you may already know, Be Bashful is a free underwear pattern available if you subscribe to this blog.  For those of you who may be dabbling into lingerie for the first time using this free underwear pattern I wanted to create a step-by-step photo tutorial to help you sew up Be Bashful.  If you prefer to watch me make Be Bashful click HERE.

Here we go! 🙂

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1: Sandwich the Bikini Back between the two lining pieces at the crotch. Make sure the right side of main fabric lining is facing the right side of the Bikini Back and the right side of the interior lining fabric is facing the wrong side of the Bikini Back.  Use a zigzag stitch or overlock to sew the three pieces together.

Step 2: Match the right side of the Bikini Front with the right side of the main lining piece at the crotch seam.  Twist the interior lining piece so the right side lines up with the wrong side of the Bikini Front at the crotch seam.  Pin in place then sew. Your underwear will have a clean seam on the front and the back once you untwist.

Step 3: Pin the right sides of the front and back side seams together then stitch.

Step 4:  Measure the waistband opening and the leg openings then subtract 2” from each.  Cut your elastic based on these measurements.  You will have three pieces of elastic.

Free Underwear Pattern

Step 5: Overlap the raw edges of the waistband elastic by about 1/2” then stitch.  Repeat this on the elastic for each leg opening.

Step 6: Divide the waistband four ways and mark each with a pin.  Line up the seam of the waistband with either side seam of the bikini; keep right sides together and the scallop edges of the elastic towards the body of the garment.  Stretch the elastic so that the pins match at both side seams and center front and center back.  Pin then use a zigzag stitch while making sure to stretch the elastic to match the length of the fabric as you sew.  Repeat for both leg openings.

Free Underwear Pattern

Step 7:  Flip the elastic to the wrong side of the fabric so the scallop edge now points away from the body of the garment. Next, zigzag stitch around the perimeter of the waistband and both leg openings on the right side.

Step 8:  Finish and trim off any excess threads.

Don’t forget to share your bashful panties on social media!  Tag @atfirstblushpatterns and use #bebashfulbikini #atfirstblushpatterns

For pattern support email atfirstblushpatternco@gmail.com

To download your free underwear pattern subscribe to this blog today!

You can also watch my YouTube video tutorial HERE.

Free Underwear Pattern

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Be Bashful Bikini #3001 | At First Blush Patterns

Be Bashful Bikini #3001 | At First Blush Patterns

I’m very excited to announce the official release of my first pattern the Be Bashful Bikini pattern!

What is Be Bashful?  

A pair of beautiful panties that feature a bikini cut, low-rise waistline with semi bottom coverage.  They are sexy with just the right amount of modesty to wear as a comfortable everyday pair of underwear.  Plus, they are FREE when you subscribe to this blog!

Who is Be Bashful for?

For anyone who wants a pair of undies that have support and ease but still make you feel like you have a sexy secret. 😉

Why do you want it?

You want Be Bashful because it’s okay for your lingerie to be a little timid and not show itself off but when they are ready you don’t mind if someone takes a little peek! 😉

Where is it and How do you get it?

It’s right here!  Just subscribe to Sewing Unaffiliated and a link will be emailed to you to download.  When you subscribe you will not only get a free pattern but updates on the latest pattern releases too!  Your privacy is important to me and I will not share your information with anyone.  Enter your email in the side bar under “SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL” and click “FOLLOW” if you cannot wait any longer to download your Be Bashful panties!

Be Bashful Bikini

Thank you for joining the At First Blush Patterns Community!

Finally, thank you for all those who have supported my teeny little sewing corner on the net.  Whether you read this blog or not I still am grateful for you and all the people that make this such a wonderful community.  🙂

Need extra help?

Photo Tutorial here: At First Blush Patterns – Be Bashful Bikini Tutorial

Video Tutorial here: YouTube Video Alert: DIY Underwear Tutorial & Free Pattern | Be Bashful Bikini

Blogiversary – Giveaway CELEBRATION!

2017 was the year of the blog for me.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and dove right into social media, my sewing and my fitness.  There were a lot of growing pains and times were I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep going.  As I began to learn more and more and really hone in on what works for me I found my groove in this unknown virtual space.  However, it wasn’t possible without the support of a wonderful sewing community that got me there!  Now that it has been a few weeks past my blogiversary, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all who have followed me and supported my year of blogging!

Saying thank you isn’t enough so I’m going to host my very first giveaway!   A couple weeks ago I shared a pair of vintage inspired polymer clay earrings that my dear friend Jessica made for me as a Christmas gift on Instagram.  I love them so much and there was such a great response to them that I asked her if she could make a pair in honor of you!  She said yes, of course!  So one lucky individual will be getting these earrings! (Allergy alert – they are silver plated earrings hooks and the spool is made out of polymer clay with regular all-purpose sewing thread)

Spool Earrings Sewing Unaffiliated Giveaway

That’s not all though!  I have one more announcement to make.  I’ve been working away for the past several months putting something very special together.  It has been a labor of love and I’m so happy to finally have it ready for all to enjoy.

So…what am I talking about?! Well…

At First Blush Patterns Be Bashful Bikini

I would like to introduce the At First Blush Pattern Company.  A pattern company that will focus on lingerie patterns with a mix of fitness patterns (hopefully in the future).  I’m a one woman show so I won’t be able to pump out a ton but they will slowly trickle out into the marketplace.

As a thank you to all who have supported me, my first pattern will be free!  I call them the “Be Bashful Bikini” – a pair of panties that feature a low-rise waistline with semi bottom coverage.  They are a comfortable everyday pair of underwear that offer the right amount of ease and support throughout your day.

Be Bashful will be available in time for you to sew them up before Valentine’s Day! Once this pattern is available you will see a buy button for them on the sidebar of this blog or you can head to my Facebook Shop (not open yet)!  The checkout process is super simple and Be Bashful will be yours!

I truly hope you enjoy this pattern.  Thank you again to all who have supported me!  I can’t wait for the wonderful things 2018 has in store. 🙂

Stay tuned for the launch of At First Blush Pattern Co. and the Be Bashful Bikini!

Back to the giveaway!  Head over to my Sewing Unaffiliated Instagram page (@sewingunaffiliated) where you will see the earring photo above.  In order to enter for a chance to win you will need to go to my At First Blush Patterns Instagram page (@atfirstblushpatterns).  Just like the earring photo there and follow the At First Blush Patterns page for your chance to win these cute spool earrings! (Shipping only to US and UK)

Good luck to all and THANK YOU!