My day starts with: “My son jumping on me to get out of bed (he’s the best alarm clock.) I get my son ready for school and then head off to the studio. If I’m lucky I try to hit the gym, but as all working moms know, making time for yourself is often difficult.”
Who doesn't love a good pair of leggings? They're the perfect garment for layering, relaxing and getting active! We all have a favorite pair that fits better than all the rest. Today, Emma Jeffery, creative sewist + maker behind Hello Beautiful, visits the blog to share how she replicated her daughter's favorite pair of leggings using a funky design printed on Sport Lycra!
Leggings are a wardrobe staple for my daughter–pulling on and off with no buttons, zippers or other annoying closures. They are every girls’ must-have and with Spoonflower’s new Sport Lycra fabric, I can sew up some extra fun pairs for her dance/play/sports activities. These leggings will take about 30 mins to make and you don’t need a pattern. All you need is a pair of existing leggings that you like the fit of, and you can make these using the same method, for adults and children alike.
Shevonne gets ready for yoga in her Sport Lycra headband with design Delf_Conversational by Stacy Iest Hsu.
You’ve just sewn up your Sport Lycra leggings and you’re ready for yoga class when it strikes you–your freshly sewn yoga pants need a matching headband to keep the hair out of your eyes during those downward-facing dogs! With the bonus moisture-wicking feature and quick sew time, a headband is the perfect accessory to add to your athletic wardrobe. Join Spoonflower team member and self proclaimed athletic apparel advocate Meredith, as she shows you how to turn a fat quarter of Spoonflower’s Sport Lycra into a headband, ideal for sweating it out at the gym or just preventing a bad hair day.
- 1 Fat Quarter of Spoonflower’s Sport Lycra (I used Jennifer Sanchez Art’s ny1329. The colors in her designs really pop on the Sport Lycra!)
- Fabric shears or rotary blade.
- Sewing machine/thread
We are jumping for joy over our newest stretchy fabric, Sport Lycra®! It’s a bottom-weight fabric engineered to provide great recovery, fit and performance. This might just be our most active fabric yet!
Sport Lycra is 88% polyester and 12% Lycra® and features the durability and quality you need to make activewear that stands up to many workouts and washings. This fabric offers exceptionally vibrant color, is breathable and quick drying with a great stretch and beautiful sheen.
Sport Lycra has a 56″ wide printable area and is great for creating your own athletic and leisure apparel, yoga pants, leotards, dance costumes, and more! Learn more about Sport Lycra and order your free swatch today!
We used Sport Lycra to sew up a handful of leggings using an affordable digital PDF sewing pattern. Continue reading for a full how-to and tips and tricks for working with Sport Lycra!