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Pattern Design: A pair of extra high waisted knickers with princess seams to feature contrasting fabrics. During construction you'll learn about machine knit stiches and finishing your seams with the overlocker.  We'll also teach you how to apply lingerie or picot edge elastic. 

Our pattern measurements go to a 105cm hip, but note - because you are working in knit fabrics the final size can be much larger if you choose knit fabric with a large amount of stretch. 

Photographed Sample: The sample knickers have combined a floral print knit with 2 way stretch that was purchased at ClearIt on Brunswick Street with a dusty pink netting that has been put over a plain off white 2 way stretch knit fabric. The picot underwear elastic is from Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy.

Styling Ideas & Notes On Supplies:  The fabric in the side panels must be a knit fabric with 2 way stretch, look for something soft and with natural fibres for comfort. The front and back centre panels can be woven fabric and cut on the bias.

For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

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Class Schedule

4 hours in duration

Next on Tuesdays 24 & 31 Oct. 7-9pm.

What you will learn
  • Measurements, choosing the right size when working with knit, pattern markings and pattern placement
  • How to apply underwear/picot elastic
  • To use overlocker and sewing machine stretch stitches, needles and equipment selection for knit fabrics
What you will get
  • A pair of knickers made by you
  • Instructions to make your knickers
  • A copy of the pattern

What to bring
  • Polyester sewing machine thread
  • half a metre of either knit or woven fabric for the centre front and backs (for a greater challenge choose satin)
  • half a metre of knit fabric with 2 way stretch for the sides
  • 2 metres of lingerie or picot elastic
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques and tricky fabrics

Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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02 November 2016 • Sew High Waisted Knickers ✄✄

Great class. Learnt useful technics for stretch materials. The teacher was very helpful and taught us in a way that we are able to go home and do the pattern again with no trouble. Highly recommend.


29 June 2016 • Sew High Waisted Knickers ✄✄

I loved this class - so useful, so much fun. Now I have the pattern I can see myself making plenty more of these. In all sorts of different fabrics and colours. With bows and trims and lace. This class was booked out and I can understand why!


28 June 2016 • Sew High Waisted Knickers ✄✄

The class was great! I learned about how fabric choice and stretch will impact on fit. But more importantly I now know I can easily whip up some fancy underpants in a jiffy! A big shout out to Danielle, our tracher, she quickly came to my rescue when I accidently cut a hole in the back and provided a way to turn my mistake into a special feature using a vintage applique to hide it.

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