Friday, March 12, 2010

✻ Guest Blogger ✻

I am happy to share with you our first guest blogger. Nancy from "Nancy's Couture" She has a fun blog. So make sure you go check it out! And the tutorial below is very detailed. I can't wait to make some of these! Thank you Nancy!!!

~ Now on to our Guest Blogger ~

[me3.jpg]Hi everyone I'm Nancy from Nancy's Couture. I am a wife and a Mommy of 2 incredible children. I am new to blogging and I am loving it. I love to share my ideas and show off my creativity. I am a self taught seamstress. I started 11 years ago with an old sewing machine bought at a yardsale. I started off sewing curtains and pillows. Then I started making my own clothes. Now I sew mostly for my kids. I have recently started upcycling clothing. My newest passion is drafting patterns. I hope you'll come visit my blog!!!

T-Shirt Trunks
What do you do when your son outgrows his favorite t-shirt? 
Make boxer briefs out of them!!!!

After many tries I think I got it just right. I have tried to make this so it is as easy as possible but also comfortable for the little man in your life. Overlaping and using a zigzag stitch makes these super comfortable for the little guy.

Supplies Needed:
Here's how to make em:

Trace your back (butt) piece on the front of 1 t-shirt. 
I like to line it up so that you can see the picture on his backside.

Cut it out

Turn your t-shirt over and trace the front (crotch) piece. Cut it out.

Grab the other t-shirt and line up bottom hem on the front and back. 

Trace your leg pattern and cut it out.

Take a leg piece and over lap the straight edges 1/4". 

The crotch side should be on the top.

Turn leg inside out and sew using a zig zag stitch. 

I set my machine stitch length to 3 (medium) and it was perfect. 

It should look like this after you sew it. 

Repeat with the other leg.

Grab the front and back pieces right side up.

Overlap the short straight edges 1/4". Front piece on top of back piece.

Zig Zag stitch using medium stitch length.

Fold with top edges matching.

Mark the middle.

Match leg seam to the mark you just made. Make sure to match the leg back to butt piece and the leg front to the crotch piece. Overlap the leg piece over the back piece 1/4" and zig zag stitch.

Turn and overlap the leg piece over the front (crotch) piece 1/4". Zig zag stitch.

Repeat with the other leg.

Cut the elastic to fit your childs waist. Overlap the edges 1/4" and zigzag stitch.

Mark the middle back.

Line up the seam of the elastic the the middle back. Overlap elastic over the fabric 1/4" and zigzag stitch. I went over it twice.



If you have any questions or something is unclear please stop by my blog and I will help you.
Please use my pattern for personal use only!!!!

Thanks,  Nancy

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  1. Hey Nancy- this was VERY VERY creative! It was fun reading along though i have complete doubt about my sewing abilities!

  2. Nice idea, old t shirts into boxer briefs. With skill that's a big money saver.

  3. so very cute!!! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am following you now, I will do follow me Friday next week, i just find your blog..:)
    You advertise Amber Alert GPS. Mu hubby is the founder. Cool!!
    Gros bisous

  5. what an awesome and unique idea...thank you for sharing and giving some great inspiration.


  6. What a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial! :o)

  7. Sweet! Is it wrong that I want a dozen of these for my four year old daughter?


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