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Fabric for Yoga pants

berlinsews | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hello! I am new here… I would like to sew myself some yoga pants using a McCall pattern. I am wondering what type of fabric to use and where I might be able to find it? The only fabric sources I have are Joann’s and Fabric Depot of Portland. Are there any good online sources for this type of fabric? Thanks for any help!


  1. stitchmd | | #1

    What types of fabrics are listed on the pattern?

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    ehBeth | | #2

    Most yoga pants are made with t-shirt fabric - 97% cotton, 3% spandex is pretty standard.  I know because I happened to check the labels on a couple of pairs I have yesterday when I was doing the laundry.

    1. berlinsews | | #3

      Thanks for the help. I talked to some helpful people at The Rainshed here in Oregon and they suggested their cotton/lycra. I am getting some swatches to check out.

  3. poppyqlewis | | #4

    don't you prefer The Mill End store in portland?  I take special trips up from corvallis just to go there.  Good luck - I do yoga in cotton/lycra or supplex/lycra blends.  if you're ever in corvallis, we have The Rain Shed which has a fantrastic selection of active wear fabrics.

    good luck!  martha

  4. SewTruTerry | | #5

    I have not seen the McCalls pattern that you are talking about but I take yoga and find that as long as the pants are more form fitting I feel more comfortable as well.  I for one do not like having my pant legs falling above my knee when I am doing any kind of upside down type poses.  Also as long as it has enough Lycra to bounce back nicely and not look really baggy is also a plus. 

    Hope this helps.

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