Friday, March 23, 2012

How to Make Homemade Underware for the Family

I know this may be a delicate subject for some so don't come in unless you are ready to try the amazing.  I mean not everyone's Mom knows how to make their own underware.  You may even start a trend and have you an all out underware making party in the house! i don't want to name any names or anything but after I told the children about making one of the twins some new underware then just about all of the kids got out their own materials and wanted to try it themselves.

What you will need:
An old stretchy t-shirt
sewing machine or even fabric glue
any pretties or decorations (hearts or flowers or stars and sports equipment or whatever you can make them from the t-shirt if you want some)

old t-shirt- or snatch one from
your kids drawer

Grab a pair of underware boy, girl, man or woman. Place it on top of your t-shirt and pin it to both sides of the t-shirt all the way through. Then cut around the underware the best that you can, it doesn't have to be perfect. Also  you may want to cut out the scoop on the legs so that it is skinier in the frount than in the back but it is not mandatory for little ones. Then unpin and turn it inside out and pin again. Sew together on the sides and the crotch then switch to a zigzag stich and finish up the edges. Turn it back to the right side out and add all of the details or use as is.  For boys you could ford a few stripes or t-shirt and sew or glue on the lines in the frount.  Having this skill is really helpful during potty training season.  Its super fun as well to know you can finish a sewing project this quickly. 

tip-the t-shirt that you use needs to be the same amount of stretch as your pattern underwear

Have you ever tried this?


Aliene said...

This is such a neat idea. I use to make under ware when my girls were younger. Might give it another try. thanks for sharing.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I think this is becoming a new trend I've seen it I several places online. So cute and easy! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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