Sewing Ninja Boxers

Boxer Photoshoot (4)

There were many firsts in this project – first clothing sewn, first elastic, first pair of boxers for my son… When Year of the Ninja came out I immediately knew I had to make something for my son. He is in Taekwondo and I knew he would love the fabric. I first thought pajama pants but looking at the patterns I was scared of the large pattern piece. I know, a very un-ninjalike reaction. I’ll work on it. I settled on The Oh Boy! Boxers Pattern, smaller pattern pieces! It’s also nice that it has a range of sizes from 2 up to 14.

Surprisingly, everything went together well! Even the elastic wasn’t too difficult. For me, the hardest part of the whole project was learning to read a clothing pattern versus a quilting pattern. Once I figured everything out, I realized the pattern was well written– I just needed to put my quilting mind aside and come at it from a different angle.

I did end up phoning a friend at one point to figure out the faux fly. We actually FaceTimed and she had her husband go get a pair of his boxers so we could examine them! The elastic I feared the most ended up being really easy! I do recommend the Hot Hemmer for the hems on the legs – it really helped keep the seams even and saved burnt fingers.

Boxers Elastic

The look on my sons face when he saw them and tried them on was the BEST! I should warn you in advance though they seem to cause extreme energy and action in five year old kids…..

Boxers in Action (2) Boxers in Action (3) Boxers in Action (4) Boxers in Action (5)

The photoshoot was a blast. He asked if he could come to my work and “do pictures” again it was so fun!

Boxer Photoshoot (5) Boxer Photoshoot (1) Boxer Photoshoot (2) Boxer Photoshoot (3)

I foresee more boxers in my future!


  1. darlenepalmer - January 27, 2015

    What a cute little boy.

    • Teri - February 4, 2015


  2. QuiltshopGal - January 27, 2015

    Too cute.


  3. Ann - January 28, 2015

    Cute project and even cuter boy! Isn’t great to make something that pleases a child so much! Good job successfully tackling all those “firsts” too!