With both of my kids, going through a superhero phase, it seemed only right that their dolls be outfitted with appropriately themed underwear!
- Baking parchment/pattern making paper/scrap paper
- Scraps of organic knit fabric or old t-shirts (I used a mixture!)
- Co-ordinating organic sewing thread
- Sewing Machine
- Freezer paper/Iron on Stabiliser Paper
Note: Make sure to use either a stretch stitch or a narrow zig zag, to allow the seams to stretch with the fabric.
Trace the outline of your doll, marking where you want the legs and waist of the briefs to finish. Add in seam allowances on only side and crotch seams. [the waist and leg cuffs need to be finished size]
Cut one set of briefs from the main fabric. Cut second pair with additional 1/2″ added to waistband and leg cuff area.
Freehand or trace the logo design onto your freezer paper/stabiliser, cut out and iron to your main brief front.
Pin together (wrong sides facing) the main brief front and contrast brief front. Sew around logo. Now cut out excess fabric from main brief front to reveal logo*. Make sure not to cut through the contrast brief fabric!!
Sew contrast brief front and contrast brief back together at side and crotch seam (right sides facing). Repeat for main brief front and back.
Fold over main brief back over contrast brief back, so you now have the contrast brief within the main brief.
Fold the additional contrast waist and leg cuff allowance towards the edge of the main brief and then fold over again. This will give you a 1/4″ contrast edging. Top-stitch in place!
*The Superman logo is a little more complicated and requires an additional middle layer of knit fabric. Sew through all 3 layers for the diamond outline and then cut through just the top layer. Next sew around the logo cutout, outlining the yellow areas. Cut away the surrounding fabric to reveal the red parts of the logo!
- Use this tutorial to make a plain pair of briefs, to use as part of a doll superhero costume, to give that, over the costume underwear look!
- Use this technique to add a superhero emblem to a t-shirt, cape or even make an adult sized pair of superhero underpants (My hubby may have actually put in a request, already)!
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