Compression fitting bottom block for "Sew Your Own Activewear"


This is an additional bottom block to compliment those included in the "Sew Your Own Activewear" / "Näh dir deine Sportswear" books. This Compression fitting bottom block has significantly less negative ease than either the Close fitting bottom block or Loose fitting bottom block included in the books (ie: it is smaller). Please see the photos for a measurement chart. This block can be used as a starting point for any of the bottoms designs in the book, but is particularly well suited for the Active Leggings, Cycling Shorts, and Yoga Bottoms.

Instructions can be found on page 88 of the book and therefore instructions are not included here. As with the other blocks in the book, seam allowances are not included in order to make fitting alterations and design changes less complicated. Please see page 19 for more details.

This block contains two pdf files:

  • a "Trimless" Print at Home version compatible with both US and A4 printers (18 pages)
  • a "Copy Shop" version compatible with both 36in wide and A0 printers
  • Both files are layered so you can only print the size(s) you require if your application supports it (ie: Adobe Acrobat Reader)

If you already own the book, this additional block is a FREE download. Go to page 97 (Active Leggings section, Pattern Changes, Step 6 on digital versions), and the last word in the Step 6 paragraph (without the ".") is the coupon code to use to get this for free. This is valid for the English or German editions, print, or digital.

More information at or on the "Sew Your Own Activewear" or "Näh dir deine Sportswear" listings.

I am a long-distance runner and also a sewist - I've long been disappointed by the quality and fit of exercise clothing available on the market, so I've been sewing my own for the past few years - even running seven full marathons in my own-sewn gear! All my digital sewing patterns have been road-tested by myself and a team of fellow fit sewists.

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Our patterns are for personal use only. No commercial use of the products made from this pattern or derivations thereof is allowed. So feel free to make them for yourself, friends, family, etc, but you can't sell products made from these patterns.

This is a digital product - you will receive an email with the download link shortly after purchase. Please check your Spam folder, but if it hasn't arrived in 24hrs, please get in touch.