Super G Sew-Along: Day 1
It’s no secret I’m obsessed with the Super G tights from Greenstyle Creations- I’ve made 6 pairs, and don’t see any reason to stop, so I thought I might as well host a sew-along to spread the Super G love!
If you’re new to Sew-Alongs, here’s how they work:
I will be breaking the pattern steps into daily tasks, with one each day for the next 4 days. You can comment here, with questions, or on the daily posts inside the Sew Along Group– I’d love to see your progress each day!
Grab your pattern!
If you don’t yet own the pattern, you can buy it here. Use the code “SurgeSAL” for 25% off through 5/25/18! If you’ve never downloaded or purchased a Greenstyle pattern, you can find a tutorial on how to do that here.
Here’s a sneak peek at the schedule:
Day 1: Sizing, Options, Cutting Fabric
Day 2: Side Pockets and Center Front Seam
Day 3: Gusset and Center Back Seam
Day 4: Waistband and Hemming
Each day, I’ll post a video and/or blog tutorial with that day’s tasks, and you can comment with any questions and your progress for that day, so we can all keep each other motivated.
At the end, I’ll be choosing winners for a FREE PATTERN from Greenstyle and a fabric credit to Surge Fabrics based on the final entries.
Sound awesome? It is! (check out my other Sew Alongs HERE on the blog)
Today’s Tasks: Sizing, Options and Fabric
Ready to get started? Check out the video below, which will walk you through the steps of measuring yourself for size, choosing your options, and cutting your fabric:
For reference, I’m wearing the Super G tights with the high rise waistband and dual side pockets in this photo.
Here’s the back view:
Since I get asked about it often, I have also included a tutorial on day 2 (tomorrow) for the reverse coverstitching I add to the seams, as well as prompts for when to add this extra detail to you leggings throughout the videos.
It’s totally optional though- so no worries if you don’t want to topstitch!
Extra Video Tips:
If you’re new to sewing knits, you may also find this video on finding the grainline on knit fabrics helpful. It’s important to cut your projects out “on grain” so that your leggings don’t twist as you wear them!
Finding the Grainline on Knits:
Sewing Activewear Tips and Tricks:
Finally, here is another video demonstrating some stitching options and tips for working with stretch fabrics. Leggings are an excellent first project for working with knits, because they’re fast and can be done successfully on a sewing machine OR a serger.
The camo tights I’m wearing in this photo are made from Surge Fabrics premium athletic knit, and the navy fabric I’m using during the Sew Along is also some of their premium athletic fabric. These fabrics differ slightly in their thickness and feel, but both are excellent choices for athletic leggings.
You can also use any knit fabric with 70% four way stretch- so supplex, athletic brushed poly and other athletic blends are excellent options!
Questions? Thoughts? What version are you planning on making? Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment in our Super G Sew Along Series!
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I did it! My first Super G’s! Your videos made them so easy! Thank you so much!
Yay! I’m really happy they were helpful for you!
The 25% discount for order patterns at GreenStyle is now out of date. Is there another? Do they release them at certain times of the year? After watching your sew-a-long, I now want to order Super G’s and a bra pattern.
I don’t, but they do have sales periodically. I don’t work for them anymore, so I don’t know exactly when they will be. THe pattern is well worth it full price!
Hi Sarah, if my inseam is 34inches – how do you recommend increasing the length? I’m 6ft and have 29inch waist and 39 inch hip so I fall in the small / Med range for sizing if that helps. Secondly if I don’t have clear elastic on hand but have other type of elastic can I use that or power net? Much appreciated!
I would recommend adding 1/2″ for every 1″ taller you are than the pattern is drafted for- which I believe is a 32″ inseam? So start with adding about 1-2″ and see how that feels on you. Greenstyle usually drafts for pretty long legs, so that might be just right. For the elastic, it really does make a world of difference- you can use woven elastic if you have that, or powernet could be useful as well. I’ve made a few pairs with just powernet, and I still miss the clear elastic, so I’d recommend trying to find some (which I know is challenging right now!)