sewing activewear?

Friday, November 3, 2017

As I've been venturing into the gym more and more, the idea of sewing my own activewear has crossed my mind. What worries me is being able to find great fabrics that are opaque & the perfect thread tension to make squatting possible. Anyone conquered this? Maybe I should just stick to sports bras for now.


  1. I’ve noticed that Joann’s has really stepped up their activewear fabric game in the past year or so. They have a great selection believe it or not. If you do accidentally end up with a fabric that is more sheer than you intended you can always use it strategically in a color blocked pair of leggings. As far as tension goes, a serger is really helpful (especially for attaching waistbands). There are a few spots that seem to have more issues with seams ripping out for me, and surprisingly this has been at the knees and not the crotch. If you use a serger to finish your seams (even if not to see them) you have a built in insurance policy. I hope that’s helpful. I’ve never had any blow out types of issues, and have worn my me-made leggings running, to yoga, Pilates, and barre (talk about squats!). I say dive in!

    1. Woooooooooo!!!! Thank you!!!! I will be using the serger! How odd it's at the knees haha. Very helpful thank you for sharing your thoughts~~~


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