Tommy Boxers: Part 4

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…

Tommy Boxers: Part 3

Today we’re working on sewing the fly and getting some real sewing done. This is a longer post but only because I have a lot of photos, not because it’s more complicated. Folding the Fly The two sides of the fly look the same, but mirror images of each other. We’ll start with the left…

Tommy Boxers: Part 2

First thing we have to do today is a lot of folding in preparation to sew. There are actually very few seams. But if I learned anything in my sewing class it was a) use a new needle each project and b) your iron is your best friend. So we’ll start with the side vents.…

Tommy Boxers: Part 1

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…

Tommy Boxers

Here’s the next project I’ll be working on. The Tommy Boxer shorts by Sis Boom/Jennifer Paganelli. I’m making them for Frank, but will probably also make a pair for me just for kicks. I haven’t been able to find decent men’s boxers in prints I like for a reasonable price. We bought some for Frank…

Eraser Dudes

My brother came to visit over Thanksgiving. When I had to make a run out to JoAnn’s he asked me to bring him back something to do. So I brought him some Sculpey Amazing Eraser Clay. We made erasers together. The ones in the picture above are his. It was fun, although as erasers go,…

Giveaway Day 2010

So apparently Monday was Giveaway Day on Sew, Mama, Sew, one of my favorite stores and blogs. Giveaway Day is where blogs all over give something away to a random reader who comments on the blog, likes them on Facebook, or does anything else that the blogger requests. The blogs which are giving items away…