Awesome Athleisure: Wear it Anywhere - 10/5/2023 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Nashville, TN

Awesome Athleisure: Wear it Anywhere
Teacher: Kathy Ruddy
Thursday, October 5, 2023
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Code(s): A 4 X
Farm Bureau Expo Center
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Pricing Information
Session Value: 1
Price Per Session (before discount): $25.00
Materials Fee: $8.00

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings, and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they are fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with knits of all types, will show you how to choose and size patterns for four-way stretch fabrics with different negative ease factors, and how to resource fabrics and notions, including Filpar elastic from Italy. Explore seaming techniques for both sewing machines and sergers to make flattering and fun athleisure wear, too. Learn how to copy yoga yokes from finished garments and fit them to your leggings for a custom fit. You can even make an extra-long yoke from contrasting compression fabric, then upscale your low-rise pants to the Spanks-style effect high rise pants that smooth and slim your waistline. Finally, learn to make the garments your own by adding details like pockets and zippers to hold your smart phone securely.


  • Category(ies): Streamlined Sewing, Just for Fun, Fashion Sewing, Garment Style and Design, Sewing Efficiencies, Stretch Your Creativity, Sewing Fundamentals
  • Experience Level:
    • All are welcome
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