Things to Consider When Buying or Sewing Activewear
Posted On March 3, 2021
Trying to buy gym clothes can be challenging because of various brands, related features and specifications. On the other activewear are way too expensive to invest in.So, if you have a friendly budget to invest in activewear or even planning to sew one yourself, here are few things you need to consider.
One of the most important things to focus on while purchasing or sewing activewear is its quality. Not just buying, even sewing activewear can be highly costly with the right material. Unfortunately, you can’t check the durability or quality of a product without really using it nor seeing it. But there are few things you can look at to judge if the quality of the activewear or material is good.
Do a crunch test with the material to make sure the quality is good. Once you scrunch if the crumbles go away easily then it’s a good sign. Secondly, stretch the material and see if it stretches and loosens well. A stretchy material offers more comfort in flexing your body while doing sports, exercises, and even Yoga. If you’re planning to sew activewear go for a Lycra fabric that is lightweight, stretchy, and breathable.
The right fit of your activewear makes a great difference in how you feel and work with it. For example, a wrong fit, meaning too loose or too tight can leave you focused on adjusting them while engaging in your activity. This can even cause discomfort, like a too loose fit can hang around and a too-tight fit can make you less flexible or even make it hard to move around. As a result, this can impact your overall performance.
So, if you’re purchasing make sure to try them on and flex a little to see how you feel about it. If you feel uneasy or uncomfortable try a different size. On the other hand, if you’re getting your activewear online, check on the size guide very carefully. Doing this is very important, or else it might be more expensive when returning or exchanging the product.
And if you consider sewing one, give the right measurements that will make a good fit for you. If you feel slightly loose activewear can make it comfortable for you, slightly increase your measurements where necessary.
Sweat control or moisture absorbance is another key factor to look at when you buy activewear. Sweating while working out or engaging in a sport makes it very uneasy or rather uncomfortable to focus on. This in turn may distract you from reaching your goal.
So, try to look for activewear that has a good moisture-absorbance. This will avoid your sweat from slowing you down. Make sure you consider the same properties when purchasing material for sewing activewear. You can also ask recommendations from a sewing or fabric expert for such materials. When you focus on these three things while purchasing activewear or sewing them, they go a long way in making a good investment that you will not regret.