Sewing Activewear: How to make your own professional-looking athletic wear

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Want to start making your own activewear? Or perhaps you are already into sewing your workout clothes, but are ready to step up your sewing game and achieve more professional results? Then this book is for you! Sewing Activewear: How to make your own professional-looking athletic wear takes you through all the fundamentals and then move you to the next level. So that you will be fully equipped and empowered to create your own workout wardrobe—that is both functional and stylish. Sewing Activewear is 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 and professional fashion industry methods. Comprehensive activewear fabric chapter and extensive guides to the best seams on every household sewing machine. And plenty more! CONTENT 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 seams • 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 Interviews • Jalie • Sheila Powell • Beverly Johnson • Fehr Trade • Gwyn Gyldenege • Christopher Hansson • Speciality Outdoors

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