Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day! Kwik Sew 1672

Dear readers,

Happy Valentine's Day!

In a panicked state last night I made my TNT boxer short pattern for men, Kwik Sew 1672.

The fashion fabric pattern I call  Professor Owl, courtesy of my local quilt shop:
The pattern picture is posted below:

I've tried the Simplicity version of the boxers and I prefer the Kwik Sew pattern.  One tip I use is to interface the fly flap with a lightweight facing.  This technique keeps the flap closed.

The only other method I used that was slightly different is that I enclosed 3/4" elastic in the fabric instead of using the open 1.5" soft elastic I normally use to adhere to the waistline.  I did this because I have the 3/4" elastic in my stash - and sometimes the elastic enclosed in the fabric is soft and comfy, and a bit different than those pairs I have made before.

I've made about 8 - 10 pairs of these in the past and they are always well received.  This pattern took less than 2 hours to sew up.  My pattern review for my previous pair is HERE.

Have a great week!  Hey, if you need something for tonight - dear readers, you still have time:)



  1. You're so awesome to sew up a gift that quick! Love the owls!

  2. Thanks S! It was the panic (haha!)...

  3. Cute boxers... My guy would love them and need to add that pattern to my menfolk pattern stash.

  4. Thanks! I'm making some today for my brother!

  5. These boxers are adorable. I love that cute owl fabric!
    And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my top