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Serging Activewear

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Look — and feel — good when you work out! Serge your own activewear wardrobe that’s tailored just for you.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, links to resources, tip sheets for serging, sewing and zippers, and a worksheet for stitching samples
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Melissa Fehr

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Serge your own activewear that’s customized for you and your sport! Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, yogi or Crossfitter, activewear sewing expert Melissa Fehr shows you how to work with stretch and performance fabrics to quickly create garments that are perfect for your workout. With Melissa’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn sports-specific techniques for serging leggings, tank tops and a hoodie-style pullover. No serger? No problem! She even has tips for sewing activewear without one.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Activewear Fabrics & Patterns
Melissa begins class by discussing the qualities of activewear as well as the high-performance fabrics available to choose from. Then she shows you how to evaluate stretch in fabrics, and shares tips for choosing the best patterns and design elements for different sports.
2. Serger Stitches for Activewear
3. Bottoms: Serging Leggings
4. Tops: Serging Lightweight Tanks
5. Layers: Techniques for Hoodies & Pullovers
6. Layers: More Hoodie & Pullover Techniques

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Taught by

Melissa Fehr
Melissa Fehr
Melissa Fehr is the founder of the pattern company FehrTrade, with more than 10 years' experience sewing activewear. An avid runner, Melissa has completed seven marathons wearing self-sewn gear. She has served as a pattern writer for the TV series "The Great British Sewing Bee," and has been featured in numerous publications, including Love Sewing, Seamwork, Sew Now and Threads magazine. Melissa's first book, "Sew Your Own Activewear" includes 13 activewear patterns for men and women.

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