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Activewear Sewing Patterns for Men

The range of men’s sewing patterns for activewear clothes is far more limited than for females, but there are some companies that offer patterns for guys too. So to make the search easier, I’ve created this guide to athletic sewing patterns for men.

Best pattern companies for men’s activewear

Jalie Patterns




Greenstyle Creations

Do note that when I say best, I mean that they have more than two menswear patterns to choose from. Yes, that’s pretty dismal, but it’s reflective of the current situation. And please drop me note in the comment section if you know of more patterns companies that serves up a range of men’s fitness patterns.

Tights/Leggings/Bike shorts

McCall’s Leggings, jacket and shorts (M7668)

The pull-on leggings have a back yoke and inseam gusset. Also included in this pattern is a jacket and shorts.

Size range: S-XXXL

Lightspeed Leggings by FehrTrade

Leggings and bike short options that come with a roomy front pouch, rear panel with optional zippered pocket, and an elasticated waistband with the option to add a chamois.

Size range: XXS-XL

Tights, bike shorts and jersey by Jalie

Tights and bike shorts with elastic waist, no side seams and the option to add a chamois.

Size range: 22 sizes (both for men and children)

Mandex by Greenstyle

PDF sewing pattern that can be used both for stand-alone-tights or as base-layer “long johns”. 
Size range: S-XXXL


McCall’s Jacket, leggings and shorts (M7668)

Loose-fitting zip front jacket has hood and side seam pockets and elasticized sleeves and hem.

Size range: S-XXXL

Abisko Jacket Pattern by Shelby Outdoors

High-tech jacket for wet or stormy conditions. It is designed to be stormproof and very functional and takes new technologies like water-resistant zippers into use. 

Size range: XS-XL

Nallo Softshell Jacket Pattern

The jacket includes large breast pockets, an adjustable hem, wind flap under front zipper, and both collar and hood options.

Size range: 44-56

Tank tops and shirts

Muscle Up Tank by Greenstyle

Versatile tank top pattern with several neckline finishes, including a hood and a regular round neckline with band or binding.

Size range:  XXS -4XL

Surf to Summit Top by FehrTrade

Top with long or short sleeves with optional sleeve mitts, collar to keep seams with side panels. An optional half zip and back cycling-style pocket are also included.

Size range: XXS-XL

Bike jersey by Jalie

Jersey with set-in sleeve, half front zip, mock turtleneck and two back pockets.

Size range: 22 sizes (both for men and children)

Pullover and t-shirt pattern by Jalie

Half-zip fleece top with spandex binding or fold-over elastic at cuffs and hem. The pattern also includes a t-shirt.

Size range: 22 sizes (men, women & children)


Men’s Drawstring Pants by McCall’s ( M7486)

Pull-on pants with casing for drawstring and pockets. Contrast upper side panels and leg bands option.

Size range: 34-56

Iron Joggers by Greenstyle

Joggers pattern with several pocket and length options

Size range: XXS-4XL

Korouoma Pant Pattern by Shelby Outdoors

Technical all-season hiking pant with multiple pocket options, shaped knees, cuff reinforcements and snow cuffs 

Size range: XS-XXL

So these are almost 20 activewear sewing patterns to get you started! And I also recommend to check out my big list of sewing pattern companies that does activewear patterns, since there are more menswear patterns than the ones I’ve listed here.

And if you want to learn the best techniques for sewing activewear, I recommend checking out my book Sewing Activewear.


  • Lisa
    March 9, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    The Mandex are great. If you happen to also have the Super G pattern it’s pretty easy to use the pocket pieces to hack a similar pocket in the Mandex, which I did for my friend to mimic a pair of Brooks running tights. Greenstyle have a new t-shirt as well (Evergreen, free with a code from the fb group) and also the Iron joggers, Hudson Pullover and Hampton Shorts. Can you tell I’m a fan 😉

    • Lisa
      March 9, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Ooh, I managed to hop of the Iron Joggers in the list – sorry! Monday brain!

  • Leslie Hanes
    July 24, 2020 at 6:31 am

    Great selection Johanna!

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  • Karen
    February 5, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    In pants, there is also Jalie’s Henri joggers

  • Jim Brittain
    March 24, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Check out Green Pepper patterns; I’ve made the Men’s Bike Jersey:

  • Eric
    May 3, 2021 at 2:25 pm
    This is a Spanish sewing pattern website while a large part of the site can be translated to English as far as I can tell the patterns are in Spanish only (I personally am willing to take the extra time to scan the instructions into my phone or computer to translate them because of the large selection of men’s patterns they offer). I haven’t tried any of the patterns out yet but they have quite a large selection of men’s activewear patterns (way more than I’ve seen from any English language based company). Oh and the prices are great! These are a few that I’m really interested in.
    Dept 1723 fitness shorts
    Dept 1722 fitness shorts
    Dept 1819 gym pants
    Dept 1904 running pants
    Dept 1905 Golf pants (very fitted style)
    Dept 1505 running pants

  • Valerie
    November 18, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Surprised Kwik Sew isn’t on the list.

  • Alexandrea Rossing
    November 24, 2022 at 10:44 am

    What an informative article this is. Thank you!

    Thread Theory Designs in Canada has a wonderful assortment of men’s clothing patterns.
    You can find them at:

  • Cecilia Nilsson
    September 19, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    There are some jackets also to be found on the page, a growing offer of patterns.

  • Leslie Hanes, Discovery Fabrics
    September 22, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Need to add Pattern Adventure to this list. Birgit generates fantastic hiking pants based on your measurements…regardless of gender. We have made many pairs using waterproof breathable shells like Polartec Neoshell, or water repellent stretch wovens, as well as many other high performance fabrics. Highly recommend.

    Also, for men’s jackets the Pablo by Meine Herzenswelt is really great. Thanks for making a list!

  • Leslie
    April 2, 2024 at 3:20 am

    Thread Theory is a fantastic pattern company with many menswear patterns. Also Meine Herzenswelt has some fabulous patterns.


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