Unisex Boxer Shorts

boxer shorts pattern

Be it a pair of boxer shorts or a pair of sport shorts… it is a perfect gift to celebrate father’s day for this summer!

I made this for my hubby. It is from a pattern I copied from his old favorite sport shorts with some modifications on the front pockets. The cutting is perfect, and comfortable to wear too. So, I duplicate it to make another pair for him… may be more in future. I might even made some for myself with my favorite fabric prints!

sew pattern boxer shorts

I should have put this up earlier, but I was stuck with the paper pattern!!! It is kind of out of my expectation that the time I spent to get the pattern done in actual printable size… I am glad I made it, so that I can share this pattern with you.

The size is for maximum hip size of 40″, if you need more, just enlarge it.


boxer shorts sewing pattern

{CLICK HERE to get pattern & tutorial of Unisex Boxer Shorts.}

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  1. YES! This is fabulous! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  2. I love the pockets on the front! I am going to try this some time. Thanks for sharing the pattern and tutorial with us.

  3. I am always amazed with your talent. Some items seem so simple….and maybe some are…..but I’m just learning to sew and your tutorials are so easy to understand. Thank you!

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  5. These are awesome!! Thank you for sharing the pattern! I linked to it on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  6. Precioso el boxer y excelente tutorial.
    Muchas gracias, voy a intentar hacerlo nunca he cosido ropa de adultos, voy a ver como me sale.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Translation (by Google):
    Beautiful boxer and the excellent tutorial.
    Thank you very much, I will try to do I’ve never sewn clothing for adults, I will see how it goes.

  7. Such a wonderful tutorial! I stumber upon your lovely site from facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚ You have a very inspiring space here. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  8. How difficult to do think it would be to add a fly to these? I have been looking for a good pattern to make my husband some underpants with.

  9. I just don’t get the whole Waist band thing! It’s too small, also do we need to cut two of those? How do you attach them? Can you please Exaplin…my project is stuck because of the confusion ๐Ÿ™

    • The waistband paper pattern is meant to fold the fabric at the middle to have 2 layers before cut (see the dotted line on the right that say “fold”), the actual width is double the paper pattern. If you don’t have enough fabric length, you can join the fabric to achieve the length.
      This step was mentioned in point 2 of the second process picture.
      Hope this help.

  10. great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I have added it to me ‘Christmas Gifts to Sew’ round up post, I just wanted to let you know.

  11. I have been SEARCHING like anything to get a simple how to and pattern to make boxers. And I think yours is the easiest to understand, THANK YOU. This looks like it is doable. [0=

    Thank you once again

    • Glad to know that you found it here!!!!
      This boxer short is not only doable, it is also comfortable to wear. Hubby is wearing it every time he sees it in his closet’s drawer ๐Ÿ™‚ He is asking for more!!!

  12. Thanks for sharing it! It looks great and I think I understood how to do it (I`m just a beginner concerning sewing). But I have a question, perhaps you could answer it? I need to make the pattern bigger (waist is 53″ and hip 62″) but I`m not sure how to do it. I tried to make another pattern bigger before but it went out wrong and nothing fit together ๐Ÿ™ Greetings, jesse

    • Hi, Jesse, I am not a professional seamstress so it is going to be hard for me to grade the size. I normally go by measurement (hip, waist, crotch, sit and thigh) and enlarge each portion based on my 20 over years of sewing experience.
      My opinion for you is: do a search in the net with “pants pattern alternations” keyword, you should be able to find the right way to enlarge the size of the pants.
      Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Looks great! The latest Spoonflower design contest is for fishing-themed fabrics, and they suggested the fabrics might be good for boxer shorts, so I Googled for a pattern and found this — I’ll have to try it. My guy wears knit boxer-briefs but I could wear them as summer pajama bottoms. Thanks for the pattern and instructions.

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  15. Hi! I was just wondering, the person I want to make these for has a waist size of 30″, is it possible that this pattern could be slightly too big for them?

  16. Thank u for sharing. ^-^

  17. Awesome! What a great idea for Christmas gifts to the boys or girls. =)

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  19. Really like this. Beautiful tutorial, easy to understand. Thank you so much.:)

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  21. The “Short Pants with free tutorial” was dead easy to make after you made the first one the rest are easy. I am going to give the Boxer shorts a go as my son said that the crotch seems a little short.

  22. i just finished these, they were to small for me ๐Ÿ™ but my little sister loves them! thanks so much.

  23. can you explain the different lines on your pattern? You mention sewing lines, but what would the dashed lines be then?
    Sorry if im missing something obvious!

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  26. I saw your shorts, I have them cut out, what type of elastic did u use.

  27. Nice pattern, will definitely be using for myself. But unisex???? I think NOT! These would look no better on a woman than body hair would look on her! These are most DEFINITELY FOR A MAN! Nasty thought – boxers? On a woman? YUCK!

    • A lot of women use boxer shorts here in South Australia as pyjama bottoms, as nights can be v hot … Also, i wore men’s boxers during pregnancy too, as regular underwear was hot & the elastic uncomfortable.. Super comfy ..

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  29. ^ hi i am making this for a female, i dont see whats wrong with giving boxer shorts to a female…. ive made them before for myself and find them very comfortable!

    Thank you to craftpassion for providing this wonderful pattern (:

  30. What is A 4 SIZE PAPER and where can we purchase it? I’m sure it popular–I’ve just never heard of it. Thanks so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • A4 size paper is a paper size in ISO unit, the measurement is 210 x 297 millimetres (8.3 in ร— 11.7 in). The nearest imperial paper size is Letter (8.5″ x 11″), you can use letter size to print at no-scale setting. Adjust the margin of you printing if needed.

  31. THANKS SOOOO MUCH! Just thought of wanting some boxers, but haven’t found any where I live, so stumbling over this page and this pattern was perfect! Can’t wait to try it out. Have an old thin silk sari I’m making PJ pants out of, bet it’ll be comfy as boxers too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Doodledaddy – Do you think such boxers look so very much better on a man than do back hair or a big (beer?) belly? No, it’s worn for comfort! Why on earth should only men be able to wear something comfy? No, us ladies need a bit of comfort from time to time too!!! Anything else would be totally unfair – simple as that! Yes to unisex boxers!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I altered the pattern to make jiu jitsu/fight shorts from satin for my boyfriend. All you have to do is triple the width of the waist band and stitch it strong, and also leave more space for bigger/stronger stitching. I also added more room for kicks and such in the legs and crotch. Thank you so much! Great pattern

  34. Hi, I have looked through every thing on this page and can not find the pattern for the Boxer shorts, could you please email this to me

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  36. Thank you very much for this awesome tutorial. I have been looking for a way to sew boxers for a long time but I could never understand the how to’s and nor the pattern. Your tutorial is the first one that I can understand and also the pattern is simple to understand.
    You are wonderful.

  37. Hi just downloaded your pattern and cut it out. My question is I want to make 2 pairs for my grandsons size 6-8 what size do these shorts fit?

  38. I am teaching a young neighbor basic sewing skills. She is making shorts for herself, husband, and 2 children to wear at their 4th of July picnic. This pattern is exactly what I was looking for for a beginner. She has made plain shorts with no pockets for the little girls, so this is just a small step up from those and should be easy enough for her to do. Thank you.

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