Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Hard-working elastics and performance fabric for the win.

We’re continuing to build our collection of DIY activewear items, and this bralette is a super cute addition to the team. Here you’ll see how to use tricot matte fabric in combination with a couple of different styles of Dritz elastic to make a low impact sports bralette. It’s so sporty cute – perfect for yoga, or just peeking out from under a casual, everyday top.

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette


Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Like the back? You’ll want to show off the elastic detail for sure. 

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

It’s also practical for low impact sports and yoga.  

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Bralette overview: trace and cut out pattern, sew the darts, pin pieces together, serge or zigzag stitch together. For specifics on each of these steps, jump over to Trash To Couture to see exactly how it’s done.

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

You’ll use Dritz 1″ fold-over elastic for the sides (shown), as well as the strappy detail on the back.

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Create the band hem piece with the matte tricot knit fabric.

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

This optional add-on will give additional support to the bralette. You’ll stitch Dritz plush-back 1″ knit elastic directly to the wrong side of the bralette, so that the elastic’s soft brushed side lays directly against your skin. (This elastic also is ideal for waistbands because it’s so comfy!)

Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

What do you think? You’ve now got yourself a sporty bralette. It even makes a great bikini top.

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Be sure to check out this higher impact sports bra (shown above) – it’s a great companion piece to the bralette.

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Happy making!

 

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