Lingerie Essentials: Boyshort Panty Styles


Lingerie Essentials: Boyshort Panty Styles Taught by Beverly V. Johnson Craftsy

With just a bit of fabric, lace, elastic and your sewing machine, you can make an entire wardrobe of comfy boyshort-style panties. Join our Fairy Bra-Mother, Beverly Johnson, as she helps you draft a base pattern to create a variety of flattering boyshorts plus variations, including a cute-and-comfy boyshort-brief combo. Work with sporty stretch fabrics and delicate stretch laces while mastering professional details such as gussets, custom leg lengths and more. With Beverly’s expert guidance, you’ll be able to sew adorable boyshort panties that you can wear with confidence. Remember – when you click from our site, you will always get the lowest price Craftsy offers!

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Lingerie Essentials: Boyshort Panty Styles

The Lingerie Essentials; Boyshort Panty Styles Taught by Beverly V. Johnson Craftsy class shows you how to make boyshorts that will finally fit and flatter! Follow along as “Fairy Bra-Mother” Beverly Johnson shows you how to properly draft and sew a custom boyshorts and combo panty to flatter any body size and shape.

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What is included in the class

  • 6 streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Closed captioning available (web only)
  • Class materials
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Beverly V. Johnson

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner – you know how to sew but you may never have sewn with knits or stretch fabrics before

Lesson Plan

Lesson 1. Fit & Fabrics

Meet Beverly and start by learning how boyshort panties differ from briefs. Then find out how to accurately take key measurements, choose fabrics and determine the amount of stretch and direction of greatest stretch.

Lesson 2. Drafting the Boyshort Pattern

Follow along as Beverly guides you step by step to draft a custom boyshort pattern using the measurements you took in Lesson 1. You’ll see how easy it is to create a pattern that you can adapt for many variations.

Lesson 3. Constructing the Basic Boyshorts

Start preparing your fabric using Beverly’s tips to prevent the edges from curling as you cut. After that, sew the panty (including seams) and leg hems, then apply the elastic at the upper edge, before adding a gusset lining for extra comfort and cleanliness.

Lesson 4. Design Variations

Learn how to make simple alterations to your master boyshort pattern for some cute variations, including lace edging, contrasting fabric bands and an all-lace version. Beverly shares construction tips to help you along the way.

Lesson 5. The Combo Panty

Head back to the drafting table to draft a unique combination-style panty that resembles briefs in the front and boyshorts in the back, the perfect fusion of comfort and style.

Lesson 6. Combo Panty Variations

Wrap things up with two beautiful variations for the combo panty: one with a mitered lace overlay, and the other with lace edging on the back so you can comfortably show off your curves in style!

More Info


• Knit fabric that will stretch from 30% to 100% over its original length. Good choices include cotton jersey, cotton spandex, bamboo knits, Modal, and nylon/spandex blends.
• Small amount of fabric for gusset lining. Good choices include cotton jersey, organic cotton knit or bamboo. Synthetic knits are not recommended.
• Lingerie elastic for the legs, ⅜”, ¼” or 5 /16″ wide
• Lingerie elastic for the waist, ⅜” to ¾” wide
• Lace edging, appliqués or other stretch trims as desired
• Polyester thread to match


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You’ll save so much money on underwear after this!
by Michelle in September, 2016
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

I am SO grateful for Beverly Johnson’s panty making Craftsy class. I love the scrundlewear pattern from Stitch Upon a Time, but I have a very very large booty (thanks genes) and belly apron (thanks pregnancy). The 3X size of the scrundies pattern was almost right, but needed some altering to have the waist be small enough, but the hips big enough, with more of the altering needed on the booty. The section on altering the fit was absolutely perfect, and I now have a fully custom pair perfectly fitting pair of scrundies on. Knowing how to alter based on the amount of stretch is going to be a lifesaver. There are very few options for plus sized underwear, and the one kind that fit me the best was very poorly made and the elastic would just fall off after a few uses. For less than what I was paying, I can easily make myself a drawer full of high quality underwear.

So much comfier!
by Brittany in September, 2016
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

I have always had trouble buying underwear because I have a small booty. So my underwear was always really tight on my waistband or really baggy on my butt or both. On my first try in this class I made a pair of panties that fit perfectly. Beverley gives a lot of variations on the panties and it’s easy to just make them out of leftover fabric from other projects, which is what I’ve done so far. I’m never purchasing underwear from the store again!

Great Results
by Canlibro in September, 2016
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

So on my journey of learning to be self sufficient, I’ve learned I’ve been in denial about my size! Lol. Beverly does a great job explaining the whole process even altering the pattern. I just finished my first pair. Although they are not perfect bc I need to work on my skills with elastic…. they are the most comfortable, well fitted panties I’ve EVER owned! Great class if you just want to learn or have issues during store bought stuff.

by Khris12 in September, 2016
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

Wow! I absolutely loved this class! I’ve sewn my own panties before from pre-bought patterns but did not have much success in getting them to fit nicely. This shall happen no more! After watching the class I can now draft, design and alter my own pattern. Brilliant! I loved the options she gave for altering the style and adding decorative features, and I also loved the fact that she spoke clearly and gave simple to follow instructions. The only thing that I would like added to the class is a segment on drafting a g-string or Brazilian style pantie.

Fabulous Class!
by Marie in September, 2016
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much Beverly, you’ve freed me from the tyranny of expensive ready-to-wear panties! The instructions are clear and straightforward and Beverly’s teaching style is really empowering. With this class, sewing panties is within reach of anyone with a sewing machine and a healthy dose of curiosity. Time and money very well spent!

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When does the class start?

Whenever you’re ready! The lessons are available online any time, and your access to the class never expires.

How long is the class available to me?

As long as you need! Your access never expires, so you can come back again and again.

What do I get when I order the class?

  • 6 streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Closed captioning available (web only)
  • Class materials
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Beverly V. Johnson

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