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.
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:
Design considerations for specific sports
Common fit adjustments
Close fitting top block adaptations
Vest top with back variations
Loose fitting top block adaptations
T shirt with raglan sleeves
Winter base layer
Close fitting trouser block adaptations
Loose fitting trouser block adaptations
Warm up pants
Split-side running shorts
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 2018
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 0.66