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821  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Re-use boxer shorts? Totally gross or totally kosher? on: August 15, 2006 07:58:24 AM
I know this is an old thread,


I just finished two awesome boxer short pillow cases.  I'm not worrying about the eww factor since they're my fiancé's boxers and he and I are the only ones sleeping on them. 

Wanna see?

822  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Boxer Shorts Pillowcases (now with in-text PICTURES!!) (YAY newbie!) on: August 15, 2006 07:55:01 AM
Oh boy.

So I've been lurking for about a month, and I decided today was the day to clean out my digital camera and post some pictures of recent forays into crafting wonderfulness.  Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me upload any pictures directly onto the craftster picture-hosting yumminess b/c my photo-editting software will NOT REDUCE IMAGE SIZE. 

I figured out to put my camera on the euphemistically "good" image quality and cross my fingers

It worked!

Without further ado...

Boxer shorts made into pillow cases.  Fiancé's knickers were getting a little thread-bare, and when I stretched them at the waistband, I heard that familiar *crunch* and knew they were headed for the junk pile.  Sock monkey clothes, I thought at first.  Then, 8 or 9 pairs of shorts later, I realized I had quite a bit of fabric.  So I chopped off the waistband, split them open to make a more-or-less flat piece of fabric, and quilted them all back together.  Now we have coordinating pillowcases out of the softest cotton you've ever felt.  They're a little lumpy b/c of the original boxer seams, which I left alone.  But when fiancé walked into the bedroom and recognized underwear he'd had since high school emblazoned upon our pillows, he just burst out laughing.  It was too much fun!
Did that work?  Was it cute?
Here are some more:

(fiancé's pillowcase)
(my pillowcase)
(other side of his)

(other side of mine)

Turns out the plaid ones were his favorites (whoops!), but they didn't pass the elastic test!

And, because you know you want to see a detail close-up of a fly:

823  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Re: Philly sewers? on: August 01, 2006 07:15:15 AM
I teach sewing at the Fairmount Art Center.  I'm not teaching this fall, but perhaps in the winter months?There is also a "learning cooperative" (?) called Mount Airy Learning Tree and they offer sewing classes.

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