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Sewing Activewear

How to make your own professional-looking athletic wear​

The ultimate sewing guide for creating your own workout clothes that are both functional and stylish. Fully illustrated step-by-step tutorials covering everything from beginner techniques to professional fashion industry methods. Comprehensive activewear fabric chapter and extensive guides to the best seams on every household sewing machine. And plenty more!

184 pages

Fabric guides

Extensive chapter on different activewear fabrics, their properties and uses.

25+ tutorials

Over 25 fully illustrated step-by-step sewing tutorials for different activewear projects from beginner to advanced.

Pro techniques

How to add different crotch gussets, zip pockets, waistband pockets, sleeves with thumbholes and much more!

Coverstitch and flatlock seams

Comprehensive chapters with tutorials and tips on these stitches for a professional finish on your activewear makes.

Seam guides

Guides to choosing the best sewing machine, serger and coverstitch seams for each project.

Best tools

Recommended tools and notions for a variety of projects.

Expert interviews

Valuable, in-depth interviews with both activewear professionals and inspiring hobby makers.

Sewing machine success

Tutorials and tips on how to achieve excellent results using a regular household sewing machine.

Content of Sewing Activewear

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Fabrics and notions for activewear

Fabric types • Stretch, weight and compression • Activewear fabrics and the environment • Notions • Thread • Elastic • Needles

Seams for activewear

Seam guides for every machine • Seam allowances • Serger overlock seams • Sewing machine stretch seams

Seams for hemming (incl. large chapter on coverstitching)

Sewing machine hems • Coverstitch hemming • Flatlock hems

Flatlock seams

Flatlock on a serger • Sewing machine mock flatlock seam • Faux flatlock using a coverstitch machine

Projects (over 25 fully illustrated tutorials)

Sleeves with thumbholes • Fold-over elastic • Card pocket • Ties and strings

Knit binding • Ribbing • Elastic openings • Cords and drawstrings • Crotch gussets • Waistbands • Zipper pockets

Interviews

Jalie • Sheila Powell • Beverly Johnson • Fehr Trade • Gwyn Gyldenege • Christopher Hansson • Speciality Outdoors 

About the author

Johanna Lundström is a sewing veteran that has made her own clothes for over 30 years. She is passionate about sewing and is always ready to test out new techniques. Her specialities are sewing knits and pattern making, and she shares her sewing knowledge on thelaststitch.com.

Johanna is also an avid exerciser that has done everything from roller derby to triathlons, with varying success!

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