Years ago, I started making my hubby boxers as Valentine’s presents (who says that we women should be the only ones to get underwear on Valentine’s Day?). Then, I “got busy” as we all do, and the tradition died.
This year, I’m bringing back the tradition, with these fun boxers. Simple to make, and they will be super-comfortable because I used flat-felled seams (no raw edges)! The flat-felled seams were SUPER easy to do (in fact, probably easier than zig-zagging the edges would be).
If you’ve ever thought about giving flat-felled seams a try, trying them out on boxers is a good idea… because if they’re not “exactly perfect,” it doesn’t really matter… because who is going to see it anyway?
To start out, snag a pair of your husband’s boxers, turn them inside out, and trace yourself a pattern. If they’re really old, you could take them completely apart. I didn’t take a picture of this step because, although my husband very rarely reads this space, I have a feeling he wouldn’t appreciate me posting a picture of his underwear. : )
When you make your pattern, you want to make all the side and crotch seams 1/2 inch to allow for the flat-felled seam. Add 2″ to the top for the elastic casing, and 3/4″ to the bottom for the hem.
Just another way to let your hubby know that he’s loved and appreciated…
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