Patterns, Sewing activewear

Sports bra sewing patterns

A lot of people have expressed interest in sewing their own sports bra, so I figured out I should do a round-up post with various sports bra sewing patterns. A big part of activewear for women is finding a good sports bra, and preferably one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I struggle with this myself, since my breasts, while fairly small, sits quite far apart and are kinda floppy and I have a hard time finding small…

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Made by me, Sewing activewear

Workout leggings for Anja

I will officially label these leggings the most labor intensive leggings I have ever made. Anja came to me with a very specific idea, taking inspiration from a pair of leggings she found online from the brand Even Odd (are sold on Zalando). But she didn’t want the mesh insets, so I replaced those with black fabric. And I also had to change the shape of some of the panels to make the assembly process easier. I used my own leggings…

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Made by me, Sewing activewear, Video

Video: Sewing workout leggings for Anja and Stella

Want to get the inside scoop of my workout leggings project for my daughters and see them wearing the result? This video is all about that and it was fun collaborating with my daughters, we had a blast in the forest shooting the video until it got cold and began snowing! Also in the video I’ll show you some ways that I try to mimic the seams of ready to wear workout wear using my serger and coverstitch machine. Posts related…

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Life of Johanna

A list

I have to Write a checklist for my YouTube video recordings. Recently I managed to record two sewing vlogs before I realized I had plugged in the microphone in the headphone slot so there were no proper sound 🙁 That wouldn’t have happen if Anja and I had a checklist before we pressed record. So many things to keep track of when making videos! I’m impressed by People’s sewing skills, especially when it comes to things like welt pockets and jacket…

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Patterns, work in progress

Next up: Burdastyle silk/cotton blouse with piping

I need more blouses! I recently had to let go of two old me-made blouses that was literary falling apart and not just in the seams. One was almost 10 years old and the other one was around 5 years old, so they both lasted a good amount of time. But still sad, because I loved them and wore them regularly until the end. So part of the mourning process means planning for some new blouses that can fill the…

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Life of Johanna, Video

Sewing vlog: Flatlock failures, making leggings and ice coffee

Hey! Want to see a behind the scenes vlog of a typical weekend sewing day? Well today’s video is all about that. I filmed it last Sunday and while the vlog is fairly short, it’s pretty packed with everything from flatlock failures to picking up a parcel with bra sewing notions, heck there is even a recipe thrown in there in the middle! And then I take you for a run! Plus plenty more. Hope you enjoy this format. I…

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Life of Johanna

Sewing bits and pieces April

Finally a long weekend! Hopefully I get some nice sewing done. I started the day on the wrong foot though, when I sewed up the Greenstyle Stride Leggings for my 18-year old and  the fit turned out off, a little bit too tight in some places and the the waist band didn’t quite work either. Plus the pocket is too small for her large cell phone. Meh. So I’m starting from scratch this afternoon using my own base leggings pattern…

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Sewing knits, Tutorials, Video

Video: Five things I wish I’d knewn when I began sewing with knits

In this sewing video I talk about five tips for sewing with knits that I wish someone had told when I began sewing stretchy fabrics. Because I don’t think sewing with knits is easy, at least once you venture outside the more basic makes. I don’t mean to discourage anyone here, but I do want to keep things real. So even tough sewing with really stretchy knits is one of my specialties I still struggle all the time, especially since I…

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Life of Johanna

My sewing spaces on the internet

These days having a blog is just one part of a fairly big interweb puzzle. No wonder we feel like we don’t have time updating all those various outlets! Anyways, let’s take a look at all the sewing related spaces you can find me on the web. Instagram: Laststitch I was a late bloomer when it came to getting a sewing related Instagram account. In fact it only just over a year old. It looks like so much of sewing…

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