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!
Content of Sewing Activewear
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 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
Jalie • Sheila Powell • Beverly Johnson • Fehr Trade • Gwyn Gyldenege • Christopher Hansson • Speciality Outdoors
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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!