Jennifer Lauren Handmade Nixie Briefs

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


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Buy the Nixie Briefs sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. The Nixie Briefs are a step above your standard underwear fare – with a higher rise at the back and full bum coverage, they’re your new everyday knickers with a fun twist. Choose from a hipster or high-waisted brief, then get adventurous with those knit fabric scraps, mixing and matching to your heart’s content. Instructions are included for finishing with fold over elastic (FOE) as well as lingerie elastic, and you can choose to overlap either the front or the back on both variations, making them a quick, satisfying and unique make.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: The Nixie Briefs should be made with stable knit fabrics that have a good amount of stretch across the grain. A minimum of 30% stretch is recommended for best results as Nixie has built-in negative ease. A fabric with 4-way stretch is the best choice for maximum comfort.

Cotton/lycra (spandex/elastane) combinations work well for lightweight, breathable briefs, but other options include stretch lace/mesh, stretch rayon knits, power mesh, etc. The Nixie Briefs were drafted suing a 95% cotton 5% lycra spandex knit with a weight of 180 gsm.

Use a breathable natural fabric like stretch cotton or bamboo for the gusset.

Fabric requirements: Extra may be required for pattern/print matching.

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Hipster brief, 40 cm (0.44 yd) // High waist brief, 50 cm (0.55 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 24.  Please check the size chart. Choose your size based on your hip measurement.

Notions: Approx. 17 cm x 16 cm (6 1/2″ x 6 3/8″) piece of breathable stretch fabric for gusset liner; 2 cm (3/4″) wide fold over elastic or 1 cm (3/8″) wide lingerie elastic, 2.75 m (3 yd) for hipster brief or 3 m (3.3 yd) for high waist brief; ball point or stretch sewing machine needle // Optional: Ribbon or other decorative item (button, diamante, charm, etc.) for the centre front waistband.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (12 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet).

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Additional information




UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

12 pages

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