Sew Your Own Activewear

Sew Your Own Activewear : Make a unique sportswear wardrobe from four basic sewing blocks

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Make your own unique activewear sewing wardrobe that's perfect for your workout. Choose from 13 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 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 to wear while you work up a sweat!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 273 x 15.24mm | 657.71g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1446306704
  • 9781446306703
  • 145,025

Table of contents


Activewear sewing skills

Sewing techniques

Fabric selection
How to use this book

Sport-specific design considerations


Basic top block
Vest top

Crop top
Winter base layer


Cycling top

Raglan tee


Active jacket


Basic bottom block
Active leggings

Yoga bottoms

Cycling shorts

Warm up bottoms

Split shorts

About the author
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Review quote

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 *
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About Melissa Fehr

Melissa Fehr is a pattern designer, marathon runner, sewing magazine contributor and blogger with over 10 years' experience in the activewear sewing pattern market.
She worked on the last three series of the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee and she's a regular contributor to US sewing magazines Threads and Seamwork.

Melissa relocated from the US to UK where she now lives in a houseboat on the Thames. She recently completed the London marathon in 3.5 hours!
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Rating details

33 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 24% (8)
4 45% (15)
3 24% (8)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)
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