Making Lots Of No Show Thongs By Greenstyle Creations Sewing Pattern


Who else never understood the love for (store bought) thongs? 


Among many others, I never liked the feeling of a thong. I bought one when I was 16 and it was horrible. It felt like it would hurt my delicate parts down there. Not exactly the feeling I want my underwear to give me.

10 years later - I had just joined a certain pattern companies facebook group - a thong popped up every time I was online. It was Greenstyle Creations No Show Thong.

My plan since I started sewing my own clothes was to try some great looking free patterns first and then decide if I want to buy new patterns. But somehow - I really don't know how - I ended up buying the No Show Thong pattern when it was on sale for $6,50.

So I bought some fabric, made two and not long after that I bought more fabric and made many more.

Making Lots Of Greenstyle Creations No Show Thongs

Most important is the fabric

GC says on their website:
"You will need light weight stretch fabrics that don't roll when stretched. One pair of No Show's take no more than 11" x 32" of fabric! Look for nylon spandex, supplex, circular knits, etc with at least 75% stretch."
And while I usually think different fabric can be used for a different outcome, this is not the case here. No fraying, no rolling edges and enough stretch are absolutely needed or you will not be satisfied with your thong.

To find out if your fabric rolls or not, take a few cm and give it a good stretch. Some fabrics show a little roll then, which can be flattened easily with hands - if it stays flat then, it is ok!
Here's the visual difference between rolling edges and non-rolling-edges:

Making Lots Of No Show Thongs By Greenstyle Creations Sewing Pattern no rolled edge stretching fabric

My fabric

I bought all the fabric at a cheap (austrian) store - it is not available online. Sorry guys!


About the pattern

It is very beginner-friendly, easy to make, a fast project, no special skills required. Two (or three) straight lines is all you need. Be sure to use your zigzag or stretch stitch.

The pattern comes with a describtion that tells you everything you need to know. Detailed sewing instructions included.
Buy the No Show Thong pattern from Greenstyle Creations
Available sizes are XS to 3XL - I found the size I needed changed with the fabric I used. I needed L for a tighter fabric, while M was enough for a lighter fabric with very much stretch.


Alterations

I made about 20 thongs, enough to play around a bit.

You can add elastic lace at the waist, this option is included in the pattern. Obviously I made some without and some with different types of lace bands.
Also included is a line where to alter the rise (lower or higher as you wish). I tried some with 2 cm added to the rise, but the original is what I like best.

After my first two, I changed the crotch width, as this appeared to be a little bit too small for me.
I added 0,5 cm at the bottom and very slowly faded it out. If you do this, you have to change the back side and the liner too!

Making Lots Of No Show Thongs By Greenstyle Creations Sewing Pattern alteration crotch width
Altered crotch width

I am very suprised I am enjoying this pattern so much. For now I have enough, but this is such a fast, easy project I sure will make more.

Making Lots Of Greenstyle Creations No Show Thongs Lace View Detail

Making Lots Of Greenstyle Creations No Show Thongs Lace View Detail

Making Lots Of Greenstyle Creations No Show Thongs Lace View Detail

Making Lots Of Greenstyle Creations No Show Thongs Lace View Detail

Making Lots Of Greenstyle Creations No Show Thongs


I would say I am sorry for no photos of my backside, but I am not.  ;-)
If you want to see some bums wearing this, you can find some at GCs website or at their facebook group (needs a request to join - there is a whole album for the No Show).


Do you make underwear or do you buy it? 

Comments

  1. Hi, the thongs look like you could have bought them from a shop. I always buy my knickers as I always assumed making them would cost more and be too much effort. Will you be making bras next?

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    1. Hi Emily, thank you, that is sooo nice to hear! If you are lucky like I was and find a good fabric for only €2 or €3 per meter, it sure is cheaper than store bought!
      Yes I want to get into bra-making. I already tried a bralette, just didn't blog about it yet. But bras are not next on my list. I just hope my first bra will be finished before next summer ;-)

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