The Boxerwear are probably the most comfortable pair of underwear kiddos will ever put on.
Wear them as underwear, under a skirt, as PJ bottoms, as a swimsuit, and on and on. They are a great pattern to keep in your arsenal for ALL the things!
With options for a knit or elastic waistband, short and long lengths, as well as low or high rise, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect and most comfortable fit for every kiddo!
Difficulty: Beginner to Confident Beginner
Techniques Involved: Hemming, Creating an Elastic Waistband, Creating a Knit Waistband, Adding Leg Bands/Cuffs
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink. Additionally, we provide a layered projector file with calibration lines for convenience.
This pattern is designed for light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 50% 4-way stretch. You will need 1” elastic for the wasitband if you choose that option.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch, Serger recommended.
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Safety pin or bodkin
- Seam Ripper
This pattern includesYouth sizes 12M – 12Y
See what others have made in our Boxerwear Pinterest Board.
With 4 kids this pattern is awesome and it will never go out of style. My picky son who would rather go commando because he hats wedgies and tightness loves these !
Cute pattern, quick to sew up, easy to custamize, wide range of sizes including baby to size 12.
A fast and easy pattern to sew up. Great for using up all those scraps too!
This pattern is so versitile! Great for undies for boys and girls, shorts under dresses,dance shorts, pj’s and so much more. I already have 5 pairs made for my 4 year old and quite a few more planned because they’re so quick and easy.
Thanks for another great pattern!
Great pattern. A quick and easy sew. I love the wide range of sizes. My kiddos love their boxerwear and are asking for more. I love that I can use scraps for most of the pieces, stretches my fabric budget a little bit farther. Now we have boxwerwear for the whole family!
Megan Ray –
Great pattern! Well-written instructions. easy to follow. Quick project. AND! Not just for boys! I only have girls, and I LOVE this pattern as modest undies for under dresses!
Gretchen Escamilla –
I love this pattern it’s so quick and easy. My daughter feels so comfortable in them under her dresses. She asks every night before her shower if I can make a new pair before she’s out lol
I have been looking for a boxer pattern for my boy that fits him just right… and this fits him just right!! The construction for the seamless version is so cool and nifty to put together too. Definitely a worthwhile purchase to sew undies for years to come.
Tabitha H. –
This is such an awesome pattern! I love being able to make matching boxerwear for the whole family with this pattern and the mens/women’s patterns also available. There are instructions for mixing sizes to get the perfect fit for any child, should they happen to fall under a different size for height than for hip. And here’s a bonus for you: it’s a great way to make use of your scraps.
Brenda Davis –
I love this pattern so much. It takes me 25 minutes to sew from cutting to finish. Less if I do multiple pairs at once. So easy too! Great pattern to have in my arsenal as I have three boys. 🙂
So cute and fun to sew up. My 2 year old is ready for potty training now!
Perfect for my girl to wet under her skirts and dresses so she can climb and play all she wants. Easy to follow pattern and a fun quick see!
An amazing and easy pattern. Great for all children. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Great for beginners.
Extremely addicting to make! I’ve already made 10 pairs with 6 more cut and ready to sew! My boys love them!
I was interested in this pattern for my 6 year old boy who only wears boxer briefs. I quickly discovered how ADORABLE these are on my two younger girls who are in diapers! How perfect for under skirts and dresses?! I sized up to fit over their diapers, and it worked well for both disposable and cloth! Another great pattern!
This is a great pattern! I have only girls, but we love these boxers for under dresses. Pattern is well written, easy to follow and produces a great product!
Such an quick and instant gratification pattern, and great for stash busting! BONUS: My 2 yo LOVES it. Boxerwear may be our best potty training tool!
This is a fun pattern, great directions, & even a beginner could do it!
Awesome pattern, great scrap buster and so fast I need to sew up a bunch for my potty training kids
Love the kids boxerwear. I make them for my girl often. Super quick sew and she loves the fit! We will be using them as shorts under dresses this coming school year
Sarah H (verified owner) –
Great fitting undies for both my boys, they love it has a functioning fly. I’ve made 5 each so far and they are refusing any others so there will be many more in the future!
Petra (verified owner) –
Very happy this pattern, I made entire underwear warderobe for a six year old, about twelve of them in two days or so.