Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tutorial: Boxer Shorts

Today we are going to learn one of the simplest, yet most useful tutorials. How to make boxer shorts. Not being a boxer short wearer myself I had no idea how expensive they can be. Phew. Some can go for up to 20 dollars a pair! But really, how hard can it be to make them? Let me answer that by's a piece of cake. Really. 

The pictures are definitely lacking in the quality department. It was pouring rain when I made this tutorial so no outside pictures or natural lighting. 


All you need is some cotton, elastic, a clothing label, pinking shears, and a pair of well fitting boxer shorts.


First, like always trace around your boxer shorts on to your fabric to make a pattern. If you want it to be reusable then trace it on to a piece of paper! I have a tutorial here to show you how to do both of these steps.

Serge together the 2 curved sides of both sets of fabrics, as shown. 

Then open them up, match up the side seams as shown and serge them, and the crotches together. 

Hem the bottoms, use a rolled hem for the best stability!

Either serge or pink the top edge, because the method of elastic attaching we are using we wont really be able to hem the edges. 

Sew your elastic (The size of your waist) in a circle. Then pin evenly around the very top of your boxers leaving a bit extra at the top as shown. 

Sew around, stretching at the same time. Then, flip down and repeat!

Don't forget sewing in the label!

That's it!

Enjoy your adorable and quick boxer shorts! 

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