Nerd Boxers

Here at the Grant home, we continue our search for enough confidence to begin crafting the cosplay dresses. Along that line, we did a quick project that we adore! NERD BOXERS.

Behold BB8!


For BB, we used the pattern found here on eHow. Note on that pattern: I didn’t read the directions (Remember that thing in grade school where if you read the directions you knew to just put your pencil down and do nothing? I flunked that too.) I spent a painstaking hour piecing lines together and building this pattern (I hate puzzles!) only to find when I was done there were shadow numbers and all I had to do was put the sheets in order right to left and up and down using the numbers. Oops!

Here are other future nerd boxers in the works: Minions plus silver waistband.


Snoopy plus black waistband.



Floral and pink.



And for the Doctor fans, Daleks.


Here’s another note about these boxers. Check for appropriate-colored elastic before you grab the material. We bought the Daleks assuming yellow elastic wouldn’t be a big deal, but after much searching, it was an order-only item. Apparently, it is being attached to the collar of a St. Bernard and being sent overland as it is going to take 6 weeks to arrive. I also figured blue wouldn’t be a big deal but the only blue available is more of a teal. Hence the silver waistband for the minions.

This is a super easy pattern and the girls did these all on their own. The elastic is kind of a pain to attach. I stretched it to fit the waistband while the girls sewed because that step required four hands.

I’m considering Jaws boxers for me. Who knew there were all these good nerdy fabrics to choose from? What fabric would you choose?



12 thoughts on “Nerd Boxers

  1. J.Q. Rose says:

    What a fun project for you and the girls. I definitely want the silver metallic waist band. Does it come in gold and copper too? Torn between the minions and the pretty floral pattern. I’d like a pattern with musical notes, bass clef, and other musical symbols. Hey, does Dad get boxers too?

    1. Tess Grant says:

      It comes in gold, and I’ve seen a music motif fabric in black and white that would rock with black elastic.

      Snoopy actually belongs to Dad. Still working on finding a pattern for male boxers. 🙂

  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Nice! Great projects, and I’m sure they’ll get lots of use. I’m not fussy about what I wear to bed (I wouldn’t wear them in public), so I would use something in my present stash. I have a lot of floral fabric right now. If I pieced a bunch of them together I could probably do a pair out of batik fabric…

  3. dksalerni says:

    These are really cute!!
    I admire anyone who can make clothing. I can barely sew on a button, and I am scared of the sewing machine. 😦

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