I feel like my life is going to be all about potty training for the next couple of years. I have one who's almost out of pull ups and two that are about to start their training. I HATE potty training. I was going to do it without pull ups (because Super Nanny doesn't like them and I'm a big fan of Super Nanny, she's pretty much the only person who I will take parenting advice from because I'm stubborn like that). BUT... after going through an entire package of underwear in a day (or half a day) I gave in and got the pull ups. Anyway, I"m getting off track.
The point here, was you can never have enough kid's underwear and I don't like to spend a lot of money on something that may get tossed int he garbage from a bad accident (because I have a sensitive gag reflex and soiled underpants are high on my gag list). I knew there were a lot of sew your own underwear tutorials out there but I didn't think I could do it, until I saw this tutorial at Kitschy Coo on etsy. It's the easiest pattern I've seen and sews up really quickly.
The quality of your finished product will of course depend on the quality of the fabric you use. I plan on only using nice, soft, shirts. The underwear are unisex and provide room for boys while not being to baggy on girls. This pattern is for sizes 2-6 so you will get your moneys worth of use from it.
You don't need any special equipment. She suggests a serger if you have one, but it's not required and I don't know how to use mine yet so I used a plain old sewing machine and it turned out great. I will be learning to use my serge machine so that I can really whip through these babies!
I had just gotten a bleach pen (have you seen all the fun bleach pen projects out there lately?) and when I asked Hudson what he wanted on his new undies he said a paper air plane. I scratched my head for a second then remembered the bleach pen, perfect opportunity to try it out! Well, it failed.
Also from Kitschy Coo, how cute is this jacket!
You can also check out the Kitschy Coo blog for sewing inspiration here.