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Posted by: Gigi Louis

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Posted on: 4/15/03 2:18 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 8 people   
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It seems like I'm always buying souvenir tees at every baseball and hockey tournament we attend. Maybe I'm in sympathy with the vendors since that is my line of work as well. :-) Unlike most kids, my son just never seems to wear them and they languish in a drawer. Since he loves boxers I decided to try to use up some of his t-shirts that way. I used two adult medium tees to make one pair of adult medium boxers, trying to place the printing where it would make the most impact. As you can see in the photo, the tee I used for the front had printing front and back. The one I used for the back (not shown) only has printing on one side because the tee was only printed on the front. If you wanted printing on all four pieces you'll just need more t-shirts or limit yourself to those that have printing front and back.

This was a fun and quick project - less than one hour start to finish. I used Kwik-Sew 2257, modifying the length. This project got a big "thumbs up" from my teenage son (unlike some of my projects) and would be great for girls as well. Happy sewing! Gigi

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mrs quickly said... (11/25/04 2:33 PM) Reply
What a great idea! I love it! I like to sleep in boxes and I have tons of printed tees that I never ever wear. I'll have to give this a try.
marykuris said... (7/23/03 3:04 PM) Reply
AWESOME idea! I have a bunch of well-loved tshirts my son has outgrown, and this would be a wonderful way for him to keep his beloved shirts AND still use them! :-)
bachlva said... (7/1/03 1:25 AM) Reply
Brilliant idea!! Now I wish I'd saved the bunch of them I just gave away to charity b/c all they were doing was taking up space. Aaaarrgh!
Dale C said... (4/21/03 10:50 PM) Reply
Wonderful idea! Another great recycling tip for those unused t-shirts in TOO BIG sizes. I love it.
comocosews said... (4/17/03 12:20 PM) Reply
I love this idea. My son was just saying he wanted boxers instead of briefs. I'll have to make some. We have a plethera of t-shirts.
Karla Kizer said... (4/15/03 9:05 PM) Reply
Gigi, I LOVE it! I have a large box filled with T-shirts from soccer tournaments and high school teams. I saved them thinking I would -someday-make each of the kids a T-shirt quilt, but this idea is better. Thanks!
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