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with Melissa Fehr
Online Class

Serging Activewear

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h31m

Included in this Class

1. Activewear Fabrics & Patterns

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

2. Serger Stitches for Activewear

Melissa shares her favorite stitches for activewear, plus tips for choosing needles, troubleshooting tension, using a differential feed and, if you don't have a serger or want to add details such as topstitching, how to achieve great results with a sewing machine.

3. Bottoms: Serging Leggings

3. Bottoms: Serging Leggings

Leggings and bottom layers are some of the most popular activewear pieces to make, and they're so fast to serge! In this lesson, learn construction techniques for crotch seams, gussets and a comfortable waistband. And, discover some of Melissa's favorite design variations.

Recommended with this class

  • Serger, or sewing machine with (optional but recommended) walking foot