Dec 23 2010

Tommy Boxers: Part 4

Published by at 1:42 pm under Sewing

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Today we’re doing the elastic This walkthrough assumes you’ve bought the pattern which has very detailed instructions on how to pin the elastic. So I’m not going to go into some of the measurement details, but will show you what it looked like for me so you can tell you’re on the right track.

Attaching the elastic

Sewing in end of elastic

Tuck the sport elastic into the pocket made with the fly on the right side of the boxers. Stitch in place.

Pinning elastic in place at end

Pin the rest of the elastic in place at the points specified in the pattern. (This is the part where the pattern has a table of measurements for you to follow.)

Stitching the sport elastic

Stitch the sport elastic in the 4 channels. You’ll want to hold the fabric such that the elastic is stretched but the fabric is flat.

Finished sport elastic

Here’s what teh right side looks like after it’s sewn. Like real boxers!

Inside of finished sport elastic

And from the inside. I’ll probably push the elastic a bit higher next time so there’s not so much of a ruffle at the top.

Pinning the end of the sport elastic

Overlap the two parts of the fly and pin to secure in place.

Tomorrow is Food Friday and Christmas Eve so we’ll finish up on Saturday.

Update: In case you missed them, here are the other parts:
Tommy Boxers: Part 1
Tommy Boxers: Part 2
Tommy Boxers: Part 3
Tommy Boxers: Part 5

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5 Responses to “Tommy Boxers: Part 4”

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  4. Kathyon 24 Sep 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Do you have to use a zig zag stitch to attach the elastic because it stretches? Or is a straight seam ok?

  5. Pigleton 06 Oct 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Hi, Kathy,
    Sorry for the delayed response — I was traveling!
    To answer your question, I used a straight stitch. I was pulling the elastic as I stitched so it was stretched as I sewed it down to the fabric. It can’t stretch any more than the fabric (since the fabric doesn’t have stretch), so I didn’t need to worry about it stretching past the length of the stitching (since it was pulled to the maximum of the fabric as I sewed it down). Hopefully that helps!

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