+612 9045 4394
Sew Your Own Activewear : Make a Unique Sportswear Wardrobe From Four Basic Sewing Blocks - Melissa Fehr

Sew Your Own Activewear

Make a Unique Sportswear Wardrobe From Four Basic Sewing Blocks

Paperback Published: 1st March 2018
ISBN: 9781446306703
Number Of Pages: 128

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $39.99
In Stock
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Make your own unique activewear sewing wardrobe that's perfect for your workout. Choose from 17 different styles including yoga pants, crops top and running leggings designed by activewear sewing expert, and marathon runner, Melissa Fehr.

Whether you're a runner, a cyclist or a gym bunny, or you're simply looking for the perfect pair of slouchy leggings for elegant lounging, this collection of 'athleisure' sewing patterns is for you.

Learn all about how to choose the correct fabric for activewear sewing and discover expert tips on working with performance fabrics like lycra and spandex. Before you know it you'll have a truly unique workout wardrobe ensuring you look super hot while you work up a sweat!

About the Author

Melissa Fehr is a pattern designer, marathon runner, sewing magazine contributor and blogger with over 10 years' experience in the activewear market. She has worked on the last three series of the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee as a sewing advisor to the contestants. Melissa relocated from the US to UK where she now lives in a houseboat on the Thames.

Industry Reviews

Tired of wearing the same old bike shorts, leggings, and tank tops that everyone else has bought? Do you dream of glamming up hoodies and jackets just a touch? Sew Your Own Activewear will get you off on the right foot with sewing your own, with both patterns and helpful hints from experienced sewist (and marathon runner) Melissa Fehr. The patterns provided work for a number of styles, and Fehr walks through pattern manipulation in each section. Her attention to detail matched with her own experience in activewear make this a welcome addition to the sewing library. SYOA is not a beginner book and basic sewing experience would be helpful. -- Tracey Trudeau * Staff Picks *


Activewear sewing techniques:

Fabric selection

Design considerations for specific sports

Common fit adjustments

Close fitting top block adaptations

Vest top with back variations

Crop top

Rash vest

Cycling top

Loose fitting top block adaptations

T shirt with raglan sleeves


Winter base layer

Active jacket

Close fitting trouser block adaptations

Active leggings

Yoga pants

Cycling shorts

Loose fitting trouser block adaptations

Warm up pants

Split-side running shorts

ISBN: 9781446306703
ISBN-10: 1446306704
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.32  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.66

This product is categorised by