Today we’re starting the walkthrough of making Tommy Boxers.
First thing I did was buy the pattern. I bought mine from Sew, Mama, Sew, one of my favorite sewing sites. They have a great blog with lots of fun projects and a wonderful selection of fabrics. The pattern is downloadable right after you pay. Instant gratification!
As with all downloadable patterns, first thing to do is print it out, cut it out and past it together. This is a great thing to do while watching TV. Before printing it out, you’ll need to figure out what size you need to print. I just measured one of hubby’s old boxers that he likes and they have a conversion from existing short measurement to their sizes. Excellent.
Here are my pattern pieces all assembled.
Next cut out your pieces. There’s only 3 pieces. Couldn’t be easier! The only materials for this are 1.25 yards of fabric, sport elastic (see photo at the top), and the usual thread, machine, etc. Pretty simple. And great to make with those random pieces of fabric you have leftover from bigger projects.
We’ll continue tomorrow with what to do when you’ve cut out the pieces.
Update: In case you missed them, here are the other parts:
Tommy Boxers: Part 2
Tommy Boxers: Part 3
Tommy Boxers: Part 4
Tommy Boxers: Part 5