Sew Your Own Yoga Clothes

Yoga clothes have become a popular fashion style in most parts of North America. Whether you practice yoga or find that yoga wear is a comfortable choice of clothing, sew your own, here’s how. Weekend wear and quick trips to the grocery store no longer require a higher level of dress code. 

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From a fashion couture point of view, that may not be considered a good thing. In any case, yoga clothing particularly, yoga pants, is a popular clothing item.

Although the practice of yoga is an ancient eastern tradition originating in India, yoga has fast become a popular form of exercise and life style in the western cultures, over the last few decades.

The fabric stores are incorporating quality exercise fabric into their inventories, so finding good quality fabric choices for yoga clothing or exercise wear are becoming easier.

  • The photo below is my version of yoga clothes. I made a top and pants and I was happy with how they turned out.

Patterns For Yoga Clothes

Where to find the best exercise patterns? I have listed some of, what I think are the best choices in yoga exercise patterns. As well as the pattern I used to make this outfit. 

Getting Started

Below are inspiration photos and the sewing patterns that are available for you to make your own yoga wear. Let's get started.

I started by looking at the internet for inspiration. I had an idea of the style I wanted, and found this example.

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  • Then I went searching for a pattern that would be the same as my inspiration photo.
  • The pattern I found was a Kwiksew pattern k3660. I use the criss-cross top.
  • To find this pattern click the photo to the above.

Next I looked again for an inspiration photo for my yoga pants.  I found this photo on the Victoria Secret website.

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  • I found another pattern from and the pattern is kwiksew 3115.
  • To find this pattern click the photo to the above.

The patterns I chose are not difficult to use. Follow the direction sheet to see how the garments are put together.

For more information about understanding patterns go to my sewing patterns page.

Fabric Choices

The type of fabric you use to make your yoga outfits, of course needs to be stretchy or have a considerable amount of give with 4 way stretch. This means you can stretch the fabric up and down and corner to corner. The ideal stretch fabric is a Cotton Spandex blend. For more information about Spandex Fabric click here.

Although not completely necessary, stretch knit fabric with spandex blended in, holds its shape better. The fabric stores are now carrying organic stretch knits suitable for yoga fashion. Click here to know more.

There are many different styles of yoga clothes to choose from. Here are some yoga websites I have viewed to find inspiration for style color and types of fabrics.

Online Yoga Websites

It's not easy at times to go out to exercise. Here are some online websites with excellent yoga tutorials. 

Yoga Online For Everyone has some free videos as well as a paid prescription option. 

Do Yoga With Me definitely has something for everyone from beginner to intermediate. 

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