26.1.11

Upcycled/Recycled T~Shirt Tutorial #2: Underwear

I don't know if you've ever noticed but in most of the pictures of my boys, they aren't wearing anything but their underwear.  Mike and I thought this would be a phase that would pass, however, after three years and many pairs of underwear later, it has become their primary wardrobe.  They get dressed only to leave the house {this is Wisconsin, in January, after all} and the minute they come back in, everything gets stripped back off again.

In a crazy upcycling ~ brainstorming session one night, Mike came up with the idea to make the boys some underwear out of t-shirts, and they LOVE them!

I used Katrina's Sew Quick Pattern and chose the appropriate size.  I used the XXXL for my 8 year old and the XXL for my 5 year old.

Materials:
1 men's large size t-shirt left over from Tutorial #1.
elastic






My 8 year old has requested elastic in the waistband, but other than that he says they have good coverage and the leg bands are very comfortable!

Here's a few other free underwear patterns for the whole family:

http://web.archive.org/web/20040203153323/http://www.getcrafty.com/read/craft/features/tshirtunderwear/index.html

http://panty.hanty.net/start.html

http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/02/little-boxer-briefs.html

http://panty.hanty.net/girl.html

http://www.learntosewcalgary.ca/articles/boysbriefs.htm







8 comments:

  1. My eight year old wears boxers. I've thought about making them - even went so far as to buy a pattern (and a mess of elastic) more than three years ago. Alas, the sewing machine and I are not the best of friends. :/

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  2. Just found this blog, what a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon! I have really enjoyed looking back though your posts. Beautiful photos and words, cant wait to visit again

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  3. now this is something really great!
    love your blog, lovely lady!

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  4. This is such a great idea- I love the Bourbon Whiskey on the butt! We've made pillows out of some of my husbands old (PHISH) tee shirts but I would laugh if I saw a clever logo on my monkeys' butt!

    Great to meet you- Ren

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  5. Thank you so much everyone! My husband works for a liquor store, so we get all kinds of crazy t's!! I'm trying out some other new underwear designs for older guys that don't look so much like diapers:)

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  6. I had downloaded that pattern a while back and when I saw how you used it to make t-shirt undies I knew I had to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration! http://karlamcurry.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/i-cant-believe-im-sewing-underwear/

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