How Do I Sew Boxer Shorts

How Do I Sew Boxer Shorts


Sewing is a great hobby to know how to do. Even if it's not a hobby for you it's still a good technique to know. Free sewing patterns can be found online for your all your sewing projects. Many people choose to create their own clothing instead of buying clothes to help save money. Not only is there a money saving factor, but there's a certain kind of satisfaction you can gain when sewing your own clothes or crafts. Many people have asked how do I sew boxer shorts? There are free sewing patterns and tutorials for people to learn these things. Boxer shorts are actually an easy beginner sewing craft. Here you will find the answer to that boxer question along with some other great free sewing patterns.


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How Do I Sew Boxer Shorts?

Free Sewing Craft Patterns

Featured Free Sewing Pattern


How Do I Sew Boxer Shorts?

Sewing boxer shorts is a great craft for a beginner. It's a small enough project that it requires little material, which in turn makes a pretty thrifty wearable craft. You can find free sewing craft patterns online or in stores. Sometimes the patterns will allow you to use the same pattern using different fabric which would be great so you can sew a variety of boxer shorts. Back in the day boxers were just for men, but that's not the case anymore. Many more women are wearing boxer shorts as their pajamas.


Sewing your own boxer is much better than buying them from the store. If you make your own, or as a gift, you are able to choose the fabric, the pattern and even add some embellishements if you wish. All the things you can't get in the store, you can get in your "home sewing lab."


In order to make your boxers you need elastic tape, fabric, pins and cotton or stretch thread. The first thing you need to figure out is who you are making the boxers for so you can get waist measurements, with that said, then you need to figure out how much material and elastic you'll need. If you want to make the open flap in the front, make sure you take that into consideration when getting your materials.


Steps to a Great Boxer Short Free Sewing Pattern:

  1. Cut your fabric according to pattern. Make sure to allow extra room for seams.
  2. Pin fabric in place if desired, wrong side facing out.
  3. Begin sewing at the waistband and work down the hip on both sides.
  4. Sew the inside leg.
  5. Hem the legs.
  6. Sew the elastic tape inside the waistband with the stretch thread, overlapping the fabric and sewing casing to cover it.


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Featured Free Sewing Pattern


Canning Jar Pin Cushion or Treasure Jar


By: Suzanne of Crazy for Collars


This project comes to us compliments of Suzanne of Crazy for Collars, who specializes in hand-sewn pet items. Suzanne also operates Joyful Finds shop and Suzanne's Perfect Treasures.

Ball recently released the Wide Mouth Contemporary Styled Glass Preserving Jars.

Canning Jar Pin Cushion 1

Using the new little Half Pint size, make a super sweet and easy pincushion or “treasure jar” for Mom.

Canning Jar Pin Cushion


  • Fabric Scrap of your choice
  • Jar with lid and band
  • Cotton balls or fiberfill
  • Card Stock
  • Glue gun, not pictured

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion Materials


  1. Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the card stock

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion
  2. Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the wrong side of your fabric. Increase that circle’s radius about 1” and cut out the larger circle.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 3

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 5
  3. Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid then place the “sandwich” inside the band.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 6

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 7
  4. Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Check to see if you need to move the fabric to avoid creases. Make any necessary adjustments and then fold in the fabric and hot glue it to the underside of the lid.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 8

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 9
  5. Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 11
  6. Line the band with a small bead of glue and insert the pincushion into it, pressing firmly. Add the lid to the jar and YOU HAVE A NEW PINCUSHION!


Other ideas and suggestions: Monogram the top and use it as a “treasure jar”. Add ribbon, paint, and other embellishments to the band to give it even more personality.


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I really want to make some boxer shorts for my grandson because it is so hard to get them to fit him right with the store bought ones but I can not find a good pattern well really none. Anyone know where I can get one? The boxers are so expensive in the stores and I imagine you can get at least 2 pairs out of the fabric.I wish they had included a pattern. Hopefully I can get a pattern because I am looking forward to trying it. Hopefully it is not to hard.

So fun and easy to make. My Grandson even wanted in on the action, but of course with more manly material. Holds all the stick pins for his bulletin board and the cushioned lid has the pins ready to poke, as he so brainly stated. cute cute cute. Thanks for the idea and his Mom thanks you too!


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