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Trans Fashion: DIY Packing Boxer Briefs

Finding affordable underwear to keep your packer in place is hard enough. Finding comfortable, well-fitting underwear that can do all that is practically impossible. Yet, here we are with a tutorial to do just that!

Here’s what you will need:

  • Underwear that is comfortable and fits snugly to your body (We used the blue Evolve pair(from Target), using the RodeoH’s for inspiration)
  • A piece of jersey-knit (t-shirt material) fabric that will cover the junk-area (Mine is cut from the bottom of an old t-shirt, which turned out to be handy, stay tuned for why)
  • Thread (I used a contrasting colour here for the sake of the tutorial, but you may want to use thread that matches your underwear)
  • Stick pins (aka: straight pins, sewing pins, etc)
  • A needle
  • Scissors (regular sized ones are better than the tiny ones in the photo)
  • About 6in. of elastic, ¼ in. or thinner.
  • Not Pictured: A marker that will show up on your inside fabric and a small safety pin

Step 1:

Lay your fabric out over the inside of the area where your packer will rest, if it already has a cuffed seam pre-sewn, make sure it’s at the top. Use your marker to trace a piece to fit the area (I used the seam around the junk-area as a guide.) If your fabric DOES NOT have a pre-sewn hem, leave at least ¾’’ extra at the top.

Step 2:
Cut on your black line and check to see that the piece fits. If it’s a tiny bit too small, don’t panic. We’re using jersey because it stretches.

Step 3:
If your fabric already has a seam, skip to step 4.
Fold over the excess your left at the top and stitch straight across, making a narrow casing which you will later thread elastic through, so leave the ends OPEN.

Step 4:

Pin the fabric around the junk-area and sew in short, tight stitches all the way around EXCEPT the top seam which you either just sewed, or was already created.

Step 5:

Put your safety pin on one end of your elastic and use it to thread the elastic through the top seam.

Step 6:

Stretch each end of the elastic slightly (about an inch or so) and sew it firmly to the underwear. 

And you’re done! Put in your packer and rock your fancy new underpants! Alex really likes these and says he feels like they perform equally to his RodeoH packer underwear.

If there were any steps that were unclear, please feel free to send us a message and we will clear it up for you!

Stay cool cuties!


Sewing and photos by Larra, underpants testing by Alex.