Tanja Boyshort PDF sewing pattern: mid-rise underwear for stretch knits
The Tanja Boyshort has a classic boyshort style with the benefit of an enclosed gusset. Four different finishing options provide different rise and inseam lengths. Tanja is very fast and easy to sew.
Style A Mid-rise and medium inseam length with edges that are finished with picot elastic.
Style B Rise ends at the natural waist, and inseam length longer than Style A. Edges are finished with 1”/2.5cm bands, no elastics required.
Style C Longest rise and inseam lengths of all the styles. Edges are finished with stretch lace trim.
Style D Shortest rise and inseam lengths of all the styles. Waist has a covered elastic finish, and a cheeky leg cut with a turned up hem.
Waist: 26-50” / 66-127cm
Hip: 35-60” / 89-152cm
See size chart image for measurements of each size.
Adventurous beginner. Instructions are fully illustrated, and pattern includes link for a video on how to sew an enclosed gusset. You only need to know how to sew straight and zig-zag stitches.
Self fabric: Stretch knits with at least 40% stretch. Suggestions: Cotton/spandex jersey, rayon/spandex jersey, bamboo/spandex jersey, stretch mesh, stretch lace.
Style B: for the waist and leg bands use a knit with excellent recovery and at least 5% spandex and 50% stretch, such as cotton/spandex jersey or nylon/spandex jersey.
Gusset Lining: cotton jersey.
Style A: 3/8” elastic, such as picot or piping. Fold over elastic (FOE) can also be used.
Style C: stretch lace trim, up to 2 1/2”/6cm wide.
Style D: 1/4-3/8”/6-9mm wide plain soft elastic.
This print-at-home PDF pattern has a fully illustrated 12 page instruction manual, which includes information on printing and assembling the pattern pages (printable on US letter and A4 paper), a size guide, and an elastic lengths chart. The pattern pages include a layers option to print only the sizes you need and a stretch guide for measuring the stretch percentage of fabrics.