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Sewing Activewear: How to Make an Easy Yoga Mat Strap

Ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

Another handy accessory to add to your repertoire of DIY activewear: this super simple yoga mat carrier. It literally has two key ingredients: Dritz belting and D-ring hardware. It comes together quickly and has you headed on to your practice in no time.

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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.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Make a Water Bottle Carrier

DIY your workout clothes, and your gear, too.

Active lifestyle? Always dropping your stuff, or fishing through a large tote or duffle to find your phone, keys or ID? You can customize this multi-purpose water bottle carrier with a right-sized exterior phone pocket, an interior that’s insulated, and a hook for your keys –handy and organized for your trips to the gym, the trail, or a day out with the kiddos. Check out this sewing tutorial from Laura at Trash To Couture and see how to make this water bottle carrier using sporty (and upcycled!) fabrics, plus a variety of Dritz fasteners and fold-ever elastic. 

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Sewing Activewear: How to Refashion a T-shirt into a Workout Top

You’ll want to wear this athletic top whether you’re working out or not.

That is the thing with activewear these days, isn’t it? It looks so good, you want to wear it whether you’re headed to the gym or just to the grocery. (C’mon, we know you do!) That being said, why not try your hand at refashioning a basic T into this great looking top? With some Dritz elastic you can create cool ruched effects – add some simple cutting and twisting to the back and this is a go-to top.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew Your Own Sports Bra

With the right fabrics, elastics, and tips for using them, you can sew activewear.

To successfully sew activewear you need to use specialty materials, combined with specific sewing techniques. This can sometimes be a bit tricky, because stretchy fabrics and elastics are typically not as forgiving as traditional, non-stretch materials. Sportswear is also expected to really deliver – it needs to fit properly, stretch while you’re moving, and be comfortable, too. This sewing tutorial shows you how to make a sports bra, which is an activewear basic. In the course of doing so, you’ll pick up some tips for working with specialty materials which you can use to make additional sportswear pieces.

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