Pingo Underwear

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The Pingo Underwear pattern includes three simple briefs-style undies suitable for all body types: a simple seamless crotch version (great for non-directional fabric), a flat-front with a traditional lined gusset, and a contoured-front option featuring a dart to provide extra room and support.  All options include the choice of a low or high rise waistband, and wide or narrow leg bands.

This pattern also includes an EXTENDED size range, from kids size 2-10 plus four additional teen/tween sizes!  

Designed for light-medium weight cotton/lycra blend fabrics, and similar stretch fabrics.  

Recommended Skill Level - Confident Beginner
Seam allowance varies from 3/8"(1cm) to 1/4"(6mm) as stated in the pattern, and is included in all measurements.

Required Supplies: sewing machine, stretch needle, ballpoint pins or wonder clips, scissors and/or rotary cutter, measuring tape and/or cutting mat & ruler.

Suggested Fabric: Cotton Lycra and similar stretch/recovery knit fabrics (10-11oz, 200-230gcm) with 50% stretch.

Included in the pattern:
  • EXTENDED SIZES!  Size range includes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, A, B, C, D (tween/teen sizes).
  • Cutting charts & pattern pieces for all rectangular parts.
  • Easy to assemble pattern pieces.
  • Clear and efficiently nested pattern pieces, color coded by size.  All colors also print clearly in black ink.
  • No layers (individual size printing) on print-at-home or Large Format; Layers ARE included on Projector Files.
  • All measurements in both metric and imperial
  • Sizing guide including body measurements to help obtain the proper fit for the child. 
  • Specific instructions on customizing & blending sizes.
  • Line drawings showing all options.
  • Interactive table of contents, for reference and ease of use on digital devices.
  • Fabric requirements for all parts.
  • Supplies and suggested fabrics list.
  • Full color photo tutorial with written (English only) details for each step.
  • Hints and tips throughout the tutorial.
  • Summary of steps for quick reference.
  • Modeled photos showing the finished options.

Purchase also includes AO Large Format PDF for copy shop printing, and Projector optimized file.  Print-at-home and Large Format files have nested pattern pieces (no layers); Projector file has layers (ability to turn on and off individual projected sizes), optional "unfold" layer for Cut-on-Fold pattern pieces, & inverted black-background section which also includes mirrored pattern pieces.

NOTE: This product is a sewing pattern, not a completed garment.

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  • 5
    My daughter loves these!

    Posted by Shanna on 2023 May 20th

    My daughter was having some sensory issues with store bought undies so I had been thinking about making her some right when this pattern was released! Great timing and a perfect fit. These are now the only undies she will wear.

  • 5

    Posted by Evelyn on 2023 May 16th

    Great pattern

Pingo National Landmark is located in the Northwest Territories, and is an area that is protected by Parks Canada and contains 8 pingos… which are tundra-covered hills with ice-cores that form over drained lakes.  In the entire region, along the Arctic coastline, there are 1350 pingos.  “Pingo” is Inuvialuit for “small hill”.  


In this area, when the water in a lake begins to drain away, the water in the unfrozen ground around it begins to freeze.  When it freezes, it expands, and since the ground around the lake is already permanently frozen, the newly frozen ground pushes upward.  Whatever remaining water is then pushed toward the center, where it continues to slowly drain away… creating a cycle that results in a growing mound of frozen ground and ice with a thin layer of land on top.  When all the ice has frozen, the pingo stops growing.