Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge

Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge. You’ll be able to download and make any of the athleisure patterns below from your email, or on this page. Choose from your choice of tops, leggings, bras, and accessories. Mix and match fabrics, or use similar fabric types and colors across the projects to make a unique outfit! First time making athleisure? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Click here to learn everything you need to know about performance fabrics.

Be sure to save or bookmark this page to access your free patterns and tutorial videos at any time. Watch the video below for helpful tips and tricks before you start the challenge. You can find more information on pattern measurements, size, and markings here!

In partnership with Mood Fabrics; enter code NSCXMOOD at checkout to receive 15% off your order.


The Brya Pants

Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 3-4 Yards of Fabric
    • *Exact Fabric Yardage Depends on Garment Size
  • Jersey Fabric
  • Compression Fabric
  • Legging Fabric
  • Watch the Tips Video Here
  • Download the Pattern and Instructions Here
  • The Lotus Pants

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 2 Yards of Fabric
    • *Exact Fabric Yardage Depends on Garment Size
  • Jersey Fabric
  • Bamboo Jersey Fabric
  • Watch the Tips Video Here
  • Download the Pattern and Instructions Here
  • The Hawthorn Jacket

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 2.5-3 Yards Main Color, 0.5-1 Yard Contrast
    • *Exact Fabric Yardage Depends on Garment Size
  • Active Outerwear Fabric
  • Watch the Tips Video Here – Jacket Piping
  • Watch the Tips Video Here – Jacket Sleeves
  • Download the Pattern and Instructions Here
  • The Emilia Sports Bra

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 0.5 Yard Main Color, 0.5 Yard Optional Overlay, 0.5 Yard Contrast for Piping
    • *Exact Fabric Yardage Depends on Garment Size
  • Compression Fabric
  • Power Mesh
  • Watch the Tips Video Here
  • Download the Pattern and Instructions Here
  • The Boxwood Hoodie

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 2.5-3.5 Yards of Fabric
    • *Exact Fabric Yardage Depends on Garment Size
  • Athleisure Fabrics
  • Watch the Tutorial Video Here – Hoodie Grommets
  • Watch the Tips Video Here – Hoodie Sleeves
  • Download the Pattern and Instructions Here
  • The Lavender Tee

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 3 Yards of Fabric
    • *Exact Fabric Yardage Depends on Garment Size
  • T-Shirt Fabrics
  • Watch the Tips Video Here
  • Download the Pattern and Instructions Here
  • Infinity Scarf

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 1 Yard of Fabric
  • Jersey Knit Fabrics
  • Brushed Cotton Fabrics
  • Watch the Tutorial Video Here
  • Yoga Mat Handle

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 1 Yard of Fabric
  • Cotton Print Fabrics
  • Watch the Tutorial Video Here
  • Customizable Canvas Tote Bag

    Fabrics & Materials Used:
  • 1 Yard of Fabric for Outer Bag, 1 Yard of Fabric for the Lining
  • Cotton Canvas Fabrics
  • Watch the Tutorial Video Here


  • Discussion
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    119 Responses to “Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge”
    1. Stephanie
      Stephanie

      I’m new at sewing with these types of fabrics. I’m interested in learning because athletic clothes are so expensive.

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Karen,

        Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge. Patterns will be available January 15th! You’ll be able to download and make any of the athleisure patterns below from your email, or on this page. Stay tuned,

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
        • Customer Service
          Customer Service

          Hello Katherine,

          Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge. Patterns will be available January 15th! Be sure to save or bookmark this page to access your free patterns at any time once they are all live. But for now, start gathering your fabric and get ready for January 15th!

          You can share on the Blog under the browse tab.

          Sincerely,

          Joan
          National Sewing Circle Video Membership

          Reply
    2. Marta Sullivan
      Marta Sullivan

      This is an interesting venture. I would like to purchase fabric but don’t know how much.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Marta,

        Thank you for contacting us, here is the link to join the challenge. Once you enter your email you will get the fabric requirements.

        Have fun!

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
        • Elizabeth Dartt
          Elizabeth Dartt

          Enter our email where? I entered my email and followed the link from the email I got from Mood Fabrics, but I haven’t received any other email with fabric requirements for this challenge. Is there a certain place I’m supposed to go for those or do I have to become a member of the National Sewing Circle?

          Reply
          • Customer Service
            Customer Service

            Hi Elizabeth,

            Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge. Patterns will be available January 15th! Be sure to save or bookmark this page to access your free patterns at any time once they are all live. But for now, start gathering your fabric and get ready for January 15th!

            Sincerely,

            Joan
            National Sewing Circle Video Membership

            Reply
            • Helena
              Helena

              How can we start gathering our fabric if we do not now how much fabric we will need? Thanks in advance for your response.

            • Customer Service
              Customer Service

              Hello Helena,

              Thank you for contacting us. Under each picture of the item, you will see the amount of fabric needed. And what kind of fabric is recommended.

              Sincerely,

              Joan
              National Sewing Circle Video Membership

      • Zoe
        Zoe

        Looking forward to making my own Athletic Wear; if I make it myself, I know when & where it’s been made. No 3rd World Sweat Shops in this space…..

        Reply
    3. Anna
      Anna

      I signed up for the challenge, but don’t see anything to figure out how much material I need. Am I missing something?

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Anna,

        Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge. Patterns will be available January 15th! You’ll be able to download and make any of the athleisure patterns below from your email, or on this page

        https://go.nationalsewingcircle.com/A25491

        If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-208-7187, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
        • Jordan
          Jordan

          Hi Joan,

          It seems like some information is missing. There are types of fabric listed and links to the store, but no sizing chart or yardage information, so there is no way to know how much fabric is needed.

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          • Customer Service
            Customer Service

            Hi Jordan,

            The challenge is not starting until 1/15/21. There will be more information to be released. I have been trying to get more info as well and I will certainly post here whatever I find out to other people that are asking the same questions.

            Sorry for the inconvenience.

            Sincerely,
            Joan

            Reply
    4. Chantelly Lace
      Chantelly Lace

      Is it possible to see a size chart for these pieces? They’re very cute and I’d like to participate in the challenge but before I buy fabric I want to be sure they will fit me.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Chantelly,

        Thank you for contacting us. Patterns will be available January 15th!

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    5. Caroline
      Caroline

      I can’t wait to see these patterns. They look like so much fun! I’ve never really worked with jersey before so this will be a new experience for me.

      Reply
    6. Katherine King
      Katherine King

      The “Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge” email does not seem to have links to fabric requirements. I’ve clicked on a few of the items and on a few of the fabric links without success.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Katherine,

        Thanks for signing up for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge. Patterns will be available January 15th! Be sure to save or bookmark this page to access your free patterns at any time once they are all live. But for now, start gathering your fabric and get ready for January 15th!

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
        • Kristen
          Kristen

          Joan, thanks for your reply but you didn’t answer the question. We need to know how much fabric to purchase so we can be ready Jan 15th. Where do we find this info?

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          • Customer Service
            Customer Service

            Hello Kristen,

            Thank you for contacting us. There has been a lot of questions about this challenge, here is what I found out:

            Our partner (Mood Fabrics) wanted the pattern links removed until Jan 15th when the videos are released. The intention is right now you should buy the fabric for the projects, then follow along with the videos on Jan 15th.

            Sorry for the inconvenience of not knowing how much fabric is needed. Stay tuned.

            Sincerely,

            Joan
            National Sewing Circle Video Membership

            Reply
    7. Morticia
      Morticia

      This challenge was perfectly timed, just started a job in a pharmacy and we can wear whatever we want, most of the team wear yoga clothes. So excited to start making my own comfy clothes for work. ❤️❤️❤️

      Reply
    8. Diana Diamond
      Diana Diamond

      I’ve never made an activewear outfit. This would be inter making one. Can’t wait.

      Reply
    9. Nen
      Nen

      Umm, I’m a bit confused. We have to have our fabric ready, and we don’t find out until 15th January. I would like to know how much to buy. Also I live in a country that’s metric, so will have to convert.

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Nen,

        Thank you for the question but our experts will not be able to help with this one.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Kristen,

        Thank you for contacting us. There has been a lot of questions about this challenge, here is what I found out:

        Our partner (Mood Fabrics) wanted the pattern links removed until Jan 15th when the videos are released. The intention is right now you should buy the fabric for the projects, then follow along with the videos on Jan 15th.

        Sorry for the inconvenience of not knowing how much fabric is needed. Stay tuned.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    10. Dolores K
      Dolores K

      I’m a professional seamstress, but always want to learn more, especially about working with athletic and leisure wear fabrics. We never stop learning! Can’t wait for January 15!

      Reply
    11. J h
      J h

      Hoped that there would be men’s or unisex patterns available. Ladies patterns only should have been noted in the login

      Reply
    12. Sandra Hauger
      Sandra Hauger

      Looking forward to sewing these projects. I have not sewn much with negative ease fabrics.

      Reply
    13. Ann
      Ann

      I am looking forward to this challenge! I understand the patterns will be released on January 15th, but in order to buy enough but not too much fabric, we need to know some approximate yardages. The Byra pants need jersey fabric, compression fabric and legging fabric, surely they don’t need the same amount of each.
      Thank you!

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Ann,

        Thank you for contacting us. There has been a lot of questions about this challenge, here is what I found out:

        Our partner (Mood Fabrics) wanted the pattern links removed until Jan 15th when the videos are released. The intention is right now all participants should buy the fabric for the projects, then follow along with the videos on Jan 15th.

        Sorry for the inconvenience of not knowing how much fabric is needed. Stay tuned.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    14. Kimberly Krueger
      Kimberly Krueger

      I really want to participate and have an idea what projects I want to do, however it’s very hard to purchase fabric without knowing what kind of yardage you might need. So, why not at least provide that before the 15th?

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Kimberly,

        Thank you for contacting us. There has been a lot of questions about this challenge, here is what I found out:

        Our partner (Mood Fabrics) wanted the pattern links removed until Jan 15th when the videos are released. The intention is right now all participants should buy the fabric for the projects, then follow along with the videos on Jan 15th.

        Sorry for the inconvenience of not knowing how much fabric is needed. Stay tuned. I’m still waiting for a answer about fabric requirements being released any time sooner.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    15. Kathryn Dane
      Kathryn Dane

      I am excited to work through the tutorials for working with athleisure patterns and fabrics. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I have even purchased a few patterns for activewear and have a few pieces of activewear fabric, but I have chickened out on actually making the garments I want to make. Thanks for offering this opportunity to learn and practice.

      Reply
    16. Krista Labie
      Krista Labie

      I registered for the Oh Sew Active Sewing Challenge but did not receive a confirmation email. Where can I find how much fabric is needed for the projects? Thank you.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Krista,

        Thank you for contacting us.

        Our partner (Mood Fabrics) wanted the pattern links removed until Jan 15th when the videos are released. The intention is right now all participants should buy the fabric for the projects, then follow along with the videos on Jan 15th. We have reached out to them to see if we can get the fabric requirements, so far we haven’t gotten those.

        Sorry for the inconvenience of not knowing how much fabric is needed. Stay tuned.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    17. Anna
      Anna

      I am so excited to work with these fabrics. I have only done small scale children’s clothing and not adult with athletic fabric.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Laura and all involved in this challenge,

        Good news is they have added the fabric requirements to the page. YAY!!

        Have fun everyone.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    18. Meredith Paetz
      Meredith Paetz

      I just signed up for the challenge, it appears that we need to be ready to start sewing when the pattern is released on the 15th of January. If I am correct in that understanding, how are we to know how much fabric we need or is it packaged accordingly for the pattern? Thanks much, look forward to your reply. Meredith

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Meredith,

        Thank you for contacting us. The site has been updated. Under each picture of the item, you will see the amount of fabric needed. And what kind of fabric is recommended.

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    19. Beth
      Beth

      There are no guy patterns?! My husband is asking for athleisure pants. I will come up with something.

      Reply
    20. Marie Andersson
      Marie Andersson

      Great get inspiration, tutorials and patterns to make something with fabrics just waiting on my shelf….

      Reply
    21. Donna
      Donna

      My 2021 challenge to myself is to learn how to use the serger I inherited, and to get back into making clothes for myself. Maybe then I can get a good fit!

      Reply
    22. Renee Brogdon
      Renee Brogdon

      What time on January 15, and where do I find the sew along. Is is a video, or do I get emails?

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Renee. the patterns should go out by the afternoon. Emails will be sent out with tips/tricks for sewing the more difficult parts.
        Thanks
        Jean
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

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    23. Nancy Pendergrass
      Nancy Pendergrass

      So glad they actually have a sight to purchase this type of athletic material

      Reply
    24. Anne Coker
      Anne Coker

      I am, basically, slightly more than a beginning sewist. I definitely interested in learning how to sew athletic clothing.

      Reply
    25. Kristine
      Kristine

      What pattern sizes are available? And is there a size chart for determining the correct size to make?

      Reply
    26. Kate
      Kate

      The link for directions and pattern only takes you to a pattern download. Are there no directions for these patterns?

      Reply
    27. Jennifer Luitwieler
      Jennifer Luitwieler

      The instructions for the Boxwood don’t appear with the pattern. Where can I find those?

      Reply
    28. Lysa
      Lysa

      I am so excited to start these projects. I’m seeing the pattern in the download, but not the instructions. What am I missing?

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Lysa,
        I am reaching out to the proper department to look into this. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

        If you have any other questions please email us at nationalsewingcircle@program-director.net or call us at 1-855-208-7187.

        Sincerely,
        Codi
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    29. Christina Cullins
      Christina Cullins

      I downloaded the pattern and instructions for the Lavender Tee, but it was only the pattern. There were no instructions included in the download.

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Christina,
        I am reaching out to the proper department to look into this. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

        If you have any other questions please email us at nationalsewingcircle@program-director.net or call us at 1-855-208-7187.

        Sincerely,
        Codi
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    30. RUTH
      RUTH

      Hi looking forward to this challenge. Never made anything like this before. May I ask how do I bookmark this page so I have it in the future. Have been using/watching a lot of videos you offer and they’ve been so extremely helpful. Thank You, Ruth

      Reply
    31. Aaliyah
      Aaliyah

      Submitted BAM Error (Many Customers asking about this)
      Hi!

      I’m super excited to start and have just watched the video at the top introducing the challenge. In that video it says that there will be written instructions with the patterns, photo tutorials and videos showing instructions too, but when I use the “Download the pattern and instructions here” link for the patterns I want to try out, all I get is a pattern with no written instructions! And the videos of the patterns I’m trying out don’t show step-by-step instructions either. So I have a few questions:

      1) Where will I find the size guide & the fabric yardage requirements?
      2) Where will I find the written instructions?
      3) Where will I find the step-by-step video instructions?

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Aaliyah!

        Thank you for contacting us.

        There is a size chart and instructions on the blog post for each article of clothing on Mood’s site.

        If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-208-7187, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

        Sincerely,

        Terri
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    32. Mary
      Mary

      It says “Download the Pattern and Instructions Here” but there are no instructions…only the pattern. I went to the Mood Fabrics website and found a Lavender Tee tutorial but it doesn’t look like the same tee as pictured here…???

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      • Caroline Rosén
        Caroline Rosén

        I wondered about that too. The photo here seems to have an overlay wrap but the pattern doesn’t have this at all.

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    33. Marie Andersson
      Marie Andersson

      About the Emilia Sports Bra. When clicking on the picture I only go to the tips video not the instructions how to do. And a big thank you for this great tutorials and tips you share! Now i´m ready to start sewing again!

      Reply
    34. Diane
      Diane

      I can download the patterns from the line under the picture, but there are no instructions. . Where do I find the blogs that were mentioned on one of the videos that have pattern instructions? Is there a link that you could send to me?

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Connie,
        While there isn’t a way to post pictures of the projects you’ve made here in the class discussions section, you are welcome to visit the National Sewing Circle Facebook page to post pictures there.
        We would love to see what you’ve made!

        Sincerely,
        Codi
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    35. Christine Champagne
      Christine Champagne

      YOUR DOWNLOAD STATES “PATTERN AND INSTRUCTIONS”, BUT THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLING THE PATTERNS. ONLY THE PATTERN ITSELF IS IN EACH DOWNLOAD. WHY ARE THERE NO INSTRUCTIONS???? THANK YOU

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      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Christine,
        I have seen a few comments about this. I am reaching out to the proper department to look into this. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

        If you have any other questions please email us at nationalsewingcircle@program-director.net or call us at 1-855-208-7187.

        Sincerely,
        Codi
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    36. Andrea
      Andrea

      Hi there, thanks for organising this challenge – I’ve downloaded the patterns but I can’t see the instructions. Any help? Thanks!!

      Reply
    37. Caroline Rosén
      Caroline Rosén

      Is there a size chart? I have downloaded the patterns I am interested in, but there doesn’t seem to be a size chart… or instructions for that matter.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Caroline,

        Thank you for contacting us.

        There is a size chart and instructions on the blog post for each article of clothing on Mood’s site.

        If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-208-7187, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

        Sincerely,

        Lindsay
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Caroline,

        Thank you for contacting us.

        There is a size chart and instructions on the blog post for each article of clothing on Mood’s site.

        If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-208-7187, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

        Sincerely,

        Lindsay
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    38. Chloe Wood
      Chloe Wood

      Hello! I just got my fabric and am so excited to get started! I see on most of these, they say “download pattern & instructions”, however, when I do, I only see the pattern with no instructions. Where are the instructions? Thanks!

      Reply
    39. Margaret T
      Margaret T

      There aren’t any instructions with the patterns. Am I missing something? The link says both should be there.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Margaret,

        I do apologize for any inconvenience. When you click on the link below; under each type of garment, you will click where it is highlighted in pink and says Download the pattern and instructions here. I did a test and downloaded the pattern: The Brya Pants to my computer successfully. It showed up at the bottom of my browser on my computer.

        https://www.nationalsewingcircle.com/article/oh-sew-active/

        Sincerely,

        Terri
        National Sewing Circle Video Membership

        Reply
    40. Rolandie Webb
      Rolandie Webb

      I love the patterns from Mood, I’m looking forward to perfecting my sewing skills 🙂
      Thank you for these challenges

      Reply