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FREE pattern thanks to Peppermint Magazine

By Susan | Comments: 4 | June 17, 2014

Sometimes things happen that are just really awesome, and this is one of those things. Last week we told you the pattern was available and now here is a bit more of the back story on how it all came about.

When we released the patterns I got in touch with Peppermint magazine to see if they would be interested in featuring them? Not only were they interested they wanted a design they could offer as a free PDF download as part of their Sewing School.

Yes! how exciting to be able to share a pattern with everyone.

We decided to work on a unisex pattern. With a few changes it goes from a standard men’s boxer short to a pretty women’s boxer perfect for bed time. I made up some samples for a photoshoot and sent them up to the Peppermint magazine office.


Here is how it all looks in the magazine (image via Peppermint). How fabulous is this photo?

This entire issue is dedicated to all things sewing and has wonderful profiles on how different people use sewing every day and as a means of earning money. I urge everyone to pick up a copy as it is a fascinating and inspiring read.

To get your FREE boxer short pattern follow this link and be sure to let us know about your makes, we can’t wait to see what style and fabrics you choose.

Huge thank you to Peppermint magazine for not only producing such a fabulous magazine every issue but for also featuring our patterns.


  • Melanie
    June 17, 2014

    Congratulations to you….your page in Peppermint just looked so delightful. And I saw a blog post today of someone who has already made the shorts. They looked super CUTE!

    • Susan Goodwin
      June 17, 2014

      Thank you! How speedy have people been in making them up? it’s brilliant to see.

  • Catherine
    June 28, 2014

    OMG! Congratulations! its so hard to find peppermint mag, i have to wait till i can get to magnation in Newtown. Those boxers are so cute, i think i could make up a pair for summer!

    • Susan Goodwin
      June 29, 2014

      oh they would make the best summer shorts! Still can’t believe I made it to Peppermint mag it’s such a great magazine so it feels like such a big honour.

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Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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