"Sew Your Own Activewear" Book (signed)


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The pre-order for signed copies has now closed. Please see this post for how to pre-order your copy through Amazon and receive your free bonus pattern for a Pocket Belt to download and enjoy while you wait.

"Sew Your Own Activewear" is the debut book from FehrTrade founder and activewear sewing specialist Melissa Fehr. In this book you'll learn how to sew, fit, and adapt the included four basic block patterns into thirteen different activewear designs, including:

  • Vest Top
  • Crop Top
  • Winter Base Layer
  • Rashguard
  • Cycling Top
  • Raglan T-Shirt
  • Hoodie
  • Active Jacket
  • Active Leggings
  • Yoga Bottoms
  • Cycling Shorts
  • Warm-Up Bottoms
  • Split Shorts

Additionally, you'll learn how to sew robust seams (on an overlocker/serger or standard sewing machine), select appropriate activewear fabrics, and adapt patterns to your specific sporting requirements including:

  • Add a gusset to any leggings
  • Convert standard sleeves to raglan
  • Sew 8(!!) different kinds of pockets
  • Adjust for 21 common fit issues
  • Sew a wide, yoga-style waistband
  • Add a thumb-cuff to any top without hand sewing
  • And sew much more!

The book is full colour, paperback, 128 pages, published by SewAndSo, and includes pull-out patterns for four basic blocks (See photos for size range). It's released on 26 January 2018 in the UK and 30 March 2018 in the USA (also available in other territories!).