Do you all remember when I made this undie and t-shirt block?
Well today, I'm revisiting the process of making the undies and sharing the template and tutorial so you can make a pair or two or three of your own. (for those of you who adore the t-shirt, keep your eyes peeled for the pattern in my upcoming book with Interweave later this fall/winter!)
The undies pattern is a mix of a template and improv-ish sewing, and you can whip up a pair in about 10 minutes.
Here's what you'll need:
- printed Undie template (I traced mine onto cardstock)
- background fabric
- awesome scrap of main undie fabric
- scraps of undie accent fabric
1. Trace your undie template onto your main undie fabric and cut out using a rotary cutter.
2. Lay your main undie fabric right side up on the accent fabric and and use your rotary cutter to cut a piece of accent fabric that fits perfectly in each leg hole. Make sure you give yourself an extra 1/2'' or more to work with at the beginning and end.
3. Cut a 3/4'' strip of accent fabric and sew it to the top edge of the undies.
4. Sew the accent fabric onto each leg hole then press. I use my 1/4'' foot as a guide when doing this. As you can see from the photos, I don't pin, but scissor the fabric together as I sew. If you're more comfortable using pins, go for it!
5. Trim each leghole accent fabric to 3/8''. I use my hemguide to help mark the fabric then trim with a rotary cutter.
6. Lay your undies right side up on top of your background fabric and repeat step 2 for each leghole and sew each piece in place.
7. Square up your block so it is 2 3/4''X 4 5/8''.
8. Add 1'' strips of background fabric to each side then to the top and bottom of the block.
9. Then make more!
If you make a pair or two of undies, I'd love to see them! Tag me on instagram, my username is Sewtakeahike!
Also, if you'd like a chace to win a copy of Lori Holt's latest book