Lovey-Dovey Boxers
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Lovey-Dovey Boxers

Get cozy in something cutesy and comfy like these Lovey-Dovey Boxers, inspired by the one who’s captured your heart! Make them swoon-worthy with bold color from Tulip® One-Step Dye™ and embellish to your heart’s desire with felt and Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™.

Designed by Cheryl Ball, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™
  • White Boxer Shorts (2)
  • Felt (purple, red, fuchsia, light pink, black)
  • Buttons (assorted colors and sizes)
  • Sequin Trim (assorted colors and widths as desired)
  • Lace Fabric (scrap)
  • Rick-Rack (red, light pink)
  • Gathered Lace Trim (2 yards)
  • Ribbon (scrap)
  • Sewing Pins
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels
  • White Chalk
  • Plastic Tablecloth
 

Project Instructions

Wash boxers to remove sizing.
 

Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Place damp boxers on surface then crumple following instruction sheet.
 

Wearing plastic gloves from dye box, fill dye bottle with water to indicated line, then shake till thoroughly mixed.
 

Squeeze Red dye on one pair, squeezing and turning fabric. Dye other pair with Fuchsia. Let set 6 to 8 hours then wash in washer with small amount of laundry soap. Dry in dryer and iron smooth.
 

Cut out patterns from pattern sheet. Pin patterns onto felt or lace then cut out.
 

Squeeze a thin bead of Fabric Fusion on back of design then use finger to smooth to edges. Press in place on boxers. Referring to photo, glue all lace and felt sections into place.
 

To glue sequin trim in place, apply a very thin line of glue along edge of designs then press sequin trim in place. Trim end of sequin strand and let dry.
 

Glue buttons and bows onto designs as shown or as desired.
 

Flip over word pattern then lightly trace lines with chalk. Position pattern chalk side down where shown then press in place. Run a finger over letters to transfer pattern in chalk onto fabric. Remove pattern.
 

Trace over wording and add details to designs with 3D Fashion Paint. Start flow of paint on paper towel using an even pressure on bottle for a smooth line. Fill in hearts, detail cone and add lettering. Refer to photo. Let dry.
 

Glue rick-rack and lace around legs as desired. Let dry.
 

MATERIALS

  • Tulip® One-Step Dye Kit™ (Good Vibrations)
  • Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™ (White Slick, Black Slick, Purple Slick, True Red Slick, Pink Slick)
  • Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™
  • White Boxer Shorts (2)
  • Felt (purple, red, fuchsia, light pink, black)
  • Buttons (assorted colors and sizes)
  • Sequin Trim (assorted colors and widths as desired)
  • Lace Fabric (scrap)
  • Rick-Rack (red, light pink)
  • Gathered Lace Trim (2 yards)
  • Ribbon (scrap)
  • Sewing Pins
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels
  • White Chalk
  • Plastic Tablecloth

Tips

Start flow of 3D Fashion Paint on paper towel to get a feel for bottle pressure. Keep tip of bottle wiped clean for a smooth, clean line.