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7.15.2010

S4S- The Basics, Part 1

Giveaway CLOSED!
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So today kicks off the new series at Brown Paper Packages:



I know, I know-- thinking of school already? It just barely became summer here! But if there is one thing I have learned in my few years of sewing, if you 'fail to plan, you plan to fail.' So while we don't have to look forward to school actually starting, we CAN look forward to the fun projects to get ready, right? ;0)

The first part of the S4S series is 'The Basics.' You know, those things that are just a must, like undies for starters. There is just no getting around it-- you have to have some undies for your little school kid. And I don't know about you, but I very much dislike paying for underwear. No fun! And expensive.

Solution?

Make your own, of course!


A few years ago I found this a pattern from that*darn*kat for making cutie-patootie undies using knit scraps or upcycling old t-shirts.

Hellllooooo?

Genius!

For only a few bucks you can purchase the pdf pattern and use last year's too small school clothes to whip up a few new undies! Perfect. Almost forgot to tell you. . . there is a boy version, too. Can't forget those boys. . . well, all of your boys, that is. ;0)

(Go Jayhawks!)


It gets even better! that*darn*kat is also going to let me give one lucky winner a FREE copy of the pattern! Wahoo!

The details:

* Leave one comment on this post to be entered.
* Make sure I have a way to reach you, should you be the winner.
* Giveaway open until Monday at 12:00 noon (MST).

That's it!

Oh, and be sure to check out that*darn*kat. She has the most adorable round yoke dress and a trendy little purse pattern. So cute!

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win
lovemyabbie at gmail.com

krmccord said...

So cute!!! I'd love to make these:)
tk_mccord@hotmail.com

A. said...

Yes please!! Those look like they would be way easier for my 3 year old to pull up and down than the flimsy Target variety.

Laura said...

STINKING CUTE! love 'em! lauraallmon@gmail.com

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

for laura above...i believe the pattern is available at youcanmakethis.com as well

but anyway...i've pondered trying out this pattern for over a year now and i think you've just inspired me with all your cuteness!

i'd love to win this pattern!
krisbuck at hotmail dot com

thanks for the opportunity!

Leah said...

I have been wanting to give undies a try but couldn't find a cute pattern. Sign me up. thanks for the chance.
lbroadstreet@tds.net

shelly said...

What a great idea! I'm not a fan of all the cartoon character underwear in the stores.

Beloved's Bride Carmen said...

Fabulous! Sign me up too! Waoo!
With 4 little ones under the age of 7 we could use this! I see john deere underwear for sure!!

E J said...

Also did not see any items in the shop - although I can imagine how cute everything is! Would love to win this pattern!

ettajking[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa said...

Yes! Go Jayhawks!!

missbossypants said...

Please enter me! I have one going into Grade 2, and the other into JK this year. Looking forward to the rest of the sewing for school series!
sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Oh my gosh - how fun! Thanks for the chance to win a pattern.

Katie B. said...

These are too funny! My son is recently potty trained, so these would definitely be a hit at my house.

Tawny said...

Those are precious! And such a good economical idea! I have two little ones that will be starting school soon. I'll be taking notes and looking forward to this new series :)

Monique said...

I love this -- now I know what I can do with all of those cute knit shirts with the big stains down the front. I didn't have the heart to throw them away or turn them into dust clothes, and I'm glad now. I'd love to win this pattern!

Sarah said...

That is cute! my girls would love that!! I love the idea!! Thanks for the chance!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

barbara said...

i'f love to make these for my two 3year olds, who are (unfortunately) still learning to use the loo. so we need tons of undies ;-)
barbarawidmer at hotmail dot com

The Sewing Dork said...

Wow-wee, pick me! You should enter those in The Ugly Knits contest too. Not because I think your knits are ugly, but because they are dripping with originality!! LOVE 'em!

Kristen said...

Oh, I'd love to win this pattern for my girls...

Breanna S. said...

What an awsome way to use what you have to make something that you need! I would love to make these for my little girl.

Bella Mama said...

adorable! we could have a hay-day in our house with that pattern!

Kendra said...

neat idea...I would love to make these. Does she have a boy version?

CourtneysMommy said...

my daughter is going to be starting Kindergarten this year and I would love to make her some undies. She could pick out the fabric she likes, so that way I KNOW she loves her undies. :)
mommyc219@hotmail.com

Angela said...

I need an undies pattern! But, my two year old has a tiny baby sized butt and I can't find panties to fit her. I need a very small pattern... (angela.knudson @ gmail.com)

joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

http://forlots.blogspot.com/

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo I love love love these. pick me...pick me...I want to make some pretty panties. :)

Barb said...

What a great idea! My daughter would love to pick fabric for undies!

Ojem Family said...

I'd love the pattern to use with my son. hfygirl@yahoo.com

Piccolina Designs said...

I never thought of using t-shirts to make undies, what a great idea.

piccolinadesings@yahoo.com

angie said...

i'd love to make some cute little undies! thanks for the chance

stinksopurdy at gmail dot com

Bonniedoo said...

love to win to make 'gotch' for the grands
kanebi@tbaytel.net

Melissa said...

Those are fabulous! My twin daughters were just saying a couple of days ago that they had outgrown their underwear. They would love to make their own!

Oh, and we are a huge Jayhawk family! Rock Chalk!

bearsncubs at kc.rr.com

Kimberly said...

This would be awesome. I know my girl could use a few new pairs. I'd love to make instead of buy her some! Thanks for the giveaway!

quiltermom2 said...

I NEED this pattern! I NEED to make these for both my kids! They are both starting school this year and I don't know how expensive it's going to be with both of them giong to school and my husband! I really like this idea!Thanks for sharing I hope I'm the winner!

kpmattingly said...

I'd love to know how to make these! My son seems to be growing like a crazy kid and my daughter will need them eventually! :)

sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

QuiltyGirl said...

Oh, I've been thinking about sewing undies for awhile! I will have to check out the sizing on the pattern-my three year old is too tiny for the 3T/4T in the stores, and 2T/3T are so hard to find-especially at a decent price! I just paid $8 for 3 pairs of Dora undies. :(

JamieS said...

Enter me please! I could put this pattern to good use!

Bailey said...

They will make potty training so much easier!

sally said...

I too hate paying for underwear. What a great idea to make underwear out of all those clothes that no longer fit.

sallybradley@gmail.com

michal said...

I want in! Thanks for the chance to win!

b.usselman said...

So awesome!
b_usselman@hotmail.com

Happy Homemaker said...

Good Golly Miss Molly-I really could use that pattern!!!Thank you for an opportunity to win a free pattern-hope I win:)

Antonia said...

nice undies! I will be starting to pottytrain my little girl very soon so this would be very usefull!
Love from Portugal

anvazmu@gmail.com

Patti said...

I know a couple of little girls who would love this pattern!!!

joanna said...

Love the round neck yoke dress by that darn kat, have made a BUNCH! and already have one cut out for fall.
would love to win the undies pattern, my girls would think they are so cool!

Thanks!
kenanstadium@carolina.rr.com

lorena said...

I could use that pattern, thanks! :)
lorepuckett at verizon dot com

It's The Little Tings said...

I would love to make underpants for my little girls. Those are the cutest (you definitely have some awesome knit scraps too). Thanks!

Alisha said...

So cute! And such good timing since my little one will be potty training soon.

Hariklia said...

Of course these are the mist adorible things I have ever seen. Please let me win. heather.sirounis@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and they are super cute. sang(at)gci(dot)net

Rob, Ann, Ava, and Brooklyn said...

Who ever knew underwear could be so darn cute!
acparkinson@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Oh I would love to have this pattern. I'm always looking for ways to reuse old shirts and not pay a ton for everything in the stores! How perfect.

bsavinda1980@hotmail.com

Suzanne said...

I'd love to try these!

Vanessa said...

I'd love to win this pattern! My kiddo is not quite potty trained yet but maybe some cute undies will be incentive. Thanks!

ange_moore said...

Got to love a good knicker pattern (and even better if there is a variation for boys bottoms)!

EHC said...

Hee hee hee, I never thought about making undies before!

Mama Lusco said...

Great idea! I'd love to try this pattern. luscofamily @ ortelco.net

call me crazy said...

How fun! I know a little boy who would be thrilled! ;-) thanks for the chance!

BJ_Mama said...

HOW FUN!!! and a great $$$ saver!

Michelle said...

Love these-what a great idea!

Meg said...

Those undies are too cute! I can't wait to try! Thanks for the tip, the giveaway and the blog.
lessthan10@hotmail.com

Anna said...

I never thought of sewing underwear. I'm glad I saw this post, b/c I am currently in Africa and realized I didn't bring enough underwear for my youngest son. There is no place to buy any here.

Sian said...

what a good idea- not just economical, but unique too!

Anissa said...

I can't stand it!! These are just way to cute!!
anissazajac@yahoo.com

Mama24Monkeys said...

Oh I could use this! My boys will only wear "fun" underwear (yep went through a time when they kept trying to go comando due to the fact I bought them "no-fun" underwear) With this I could amke them fun all day long! Thanks for the chance to win.

MB said...

I think these undies are too cute! I'd love to win this pattern.
Fingers crossed,
Melissa B.
mbabecka@gmail.com

shay said...

yes please! i can't find any cute undies for my toddlers

Michele said...

Count me in! I've been wanting to try out sewing undies for a while now.

Ann said...

forgot to leave my e-mail address, but I definitely want to make these for my grandchildren. Go Jayhawks!
pavonbehrens@gmail.com

Hilary said...

This is exactly what I've been looking for! We are woefully short of unders post-potty-training, and have you priced commercial panties for tots lately? Yikes. Can't wait to make some of these, and thanks to you both for the giveaway!

hilarypetersonATgmailDOTcom

marnae said...

so cute! I have lots of scraps and would love to try those!
goldenbear80@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

I think I'm going to go buy these. I have an underwear pattern but these are just too cute. Plus, it includes a boy pattern so I don't feel so bad... =)

carmel said...

so so cute!
i hope im not to late
thanks!

Melissa Stramel said...

Again, genius. Never thought about making underwear, but they do always grow out of shirts they love. I'll have to think about it . . .

Melissa said...

I have this pattern and have made quite a few undies for both my girls...it is fabulous.

I also have the Otto boys boxer pattern and it has been a God send because my son is super skinny and LOVES knit boxers.