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Video: Q&A about sewing activewear pt 1

Here is my first installment of my Q&A about sewing activewear. In this video I answer your questions about how to avoid itchy scratchy seams, best natural fabrics for sewing workout clothes, how to make sure that the leggings pattern fit and much more! Thank you to everyone who contributed, I got so many that there will be a part two as well. And I still didn’t cover all the questions as my camera shuts down after 20 minutes and I ran out of time too.

Plus I started a Facebook group about sewing activewear. I figured this could be a place to share tips and resources, talk patterns, ask questions and show our makes. Right now it is just crickets in there since I just registrerad it and have only published one post, but together we can make this happen. So please join if you like! It’s aptly named Sewing Activewear 🙂

Resources mentioned in the video and other useful stuff about sewing activewear

Wooly nylon (Amazon affiliate link)

Sewing mock flatlock seams on a sewing machine

How to perfect the 3-thread flatlock seam

Kari Traa (wool activewear)

Fehr Trade’s list of fabric sources

Specialty Outdoors blog about DIY activewear



  • Rena
    February 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you! I love sewing my own activewear but I’m a pretty new sewer so they are not as professional as yours. I love wearing my own though – it is one area it seems like you can really save money sewing. Also, you usually end up with something unique.

    • Johanna
      February 20, 2017 at 8:13 am

      Absolutely! Plus they are usually quite quick and satisfying makes that we actually get to wear a lot (unlike some of all the pretty dresses I’ve made 😉 )

  • justine
    February 19, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you for these eat tips Johanna! Lots of great info. I can’t wait to try the flat lock method with the cover stitch! I’m loving your blog posts!

    • Johanna
      February 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

      That method is the best, I don’t think you could get any closer to a professional finish on homesewing equipment. I’m about to make a new pair of leggings and will use this method again for many of the seams!


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