Fit Capsule Challenge 2021

Fit Capsule Challenge 2021

Posted by Sharon Aguilar on

Greenstyle's annual Fit Capsule Challenge starts today!! This is a fun tradition here at Greenstyle, where we sew a mini fitness capsule each year. Want to join the challenge? This is the post with all the details you need.  

What is a Fit Capsule?

A capsule wardrobe is a group of clothing items that coordinate and can be mixed and matched together to create a variety of looks. A fit capsule is a type of mini capsule that deals only with your fitness or activewear clothing.

This can be very specific to your lifestyle and what you consider to be active. For example, if you lived in a cold area and stayed active by taking walks outdoors, you would need a very different fit capsule than someone who stayed active by swimming. Whatever it is that you do to stay fit and healthy, this is a time to plan a set of clothes around that activity that you can easily mix and match well together. This really helps take some of the guess work out of getting dressed to stay fit. 

There are many ways to execute a capsule, but since we want to keep things simple (and fun!), our challenge to YOU is to sew up a group of THREE (or more) items that are missing in your athletic wardrobe, using Greenstyle patterns. You can do this by starting fresh with a new color palette and fabric or by analyzing what you already have and adding quality, versatile pieces to that.

How Do I Join?

The Challenge will all take place in our Facebook group over the next month (from 2/15/21 to 3/13/21), where we will be on hand to encourage you as we offer weekly prizes for planning, sewing and sharing. Each Monday morning at 8 am, one of the admins of the Greenstyle Facebook group will put up a challenge with that week's activities and chance to win a prize for that week from one of our sponsors.

On the fourth and final week, not only will have some new athletic items added to your wardrobe, you will be able to enter in to win our grand prize, which includes a Juki Coverstitch!!! 

The contest is not limited to US residents but is open to entries from across the globe. We have some awesome sponsors from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia!

Getting Started

Wondering how to get started? There are a few ways you can approach this, but one way to start is to take a look through your current athletic wardrobe, identify what's missing, and make a list of the items you need. You can also think about organizing your capsule around a season, a color, or a key item you already own (like your shoes!) and want to make more items to coordinate with.

If you're a visual person, you might want to download and print out this planning worksheet.

Our first prize will be for simply planning your wardrobe, because every fitness guru knows that the best way to get into a routine (fitness OR sewing!) is to take baby steps toward your goal.

Once you've got a plan, you'll need some supplies to get started, and we have some very generous discounts from our sponsors to get you off on the right track!


All Greenstyle sewing patterns are 25% off using code "GSFITCAPSULE21" through March 7th.

This is a great time to grab the patterns on your wish list, or to attempt one you've been putting off. There's no better time to overcome your fear of zippers, or try out your first sports bra!


To make this even more fun, we have some great discounts for you to use. 

The Fabric Fairy - 10% off with code "capsuleSAL” through Mar 15

Greenstyle - select fabrics are marked 10 to 15% off through February 28th

Made Whimsy - 10% off with code "Spring2021" through March 31st

Nature’s Fabrics - 15% off with code "greenstyle15" 

The Styled Magnolia - 15% off with code "GSGETFIT2021" valid on retail through February 21st

Sew Dynamic - 15% off with code "FitCap2021" until Feb. 21st

Surge Fabric Shop - Will be stocking 8 new premium athletic prints on Tuesday, February 16th and all prints will be on sale (10% off), no code needed through Friday!

Discovery Fabrics (Canada) - 10% off with code "Discovery10"

Halo Fabrics (Canada) -  10% off with code "GSLove" 

Sew Active Fabrics (Australia) - 10% off with code "GSFITCAP2021" through March 31st  

Sew Along Help

During the Fit Capsule challenge, Sharon will be doing a sew along during week 3 (March 1st-5th) for the Sundial leggings. If you join her and sew a pair of Sundials, it will count as 1 of your 3 fit capsule items. You can read more info here about the Sundial Sew Along.

We also have sew along videos available for many of our other athletic patterns, so check those out here:

 Brassie Joggers Sew Along

Cavallo Tights Sew Along

Centerfield Raglan and Men's Hudson Raglan Sew Along

Embrace Bra Sew Along

Inspire Tights Sew Along

Moxi Shorts Sew Along

North Shore Swimsuit Sew Along

Open Back Top Sew Along

Pacific Pullover Sew Along

Power Bra Sew Along

Stride Tights SewAlong is in the So Sew English Sew-A-Longs Group- search for #stridesal

Super G Tights Sew Along

Tempo Tights Sew Along

Tie Back Tank Sew Along

Waimea Sew Along

Whistler Jacket Sew Along

Xpress Tank Sew Along

Join the Challenge!

A challenge wouldn't be a challenge without some friends to cheer you on! So head on over to our Facebook group, and start sharing your ideas!

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful sponsors for making this possible. 

Boho Fabrics, Boo Designs, Buttons and BibsDana Miller Online, Discovery Fabrics, The Fabric FairyHalo FabricsMade WhimsyMily Mae Fabrics ShopNature’s FabricsOlga’s ClosetRaspberry Creek Fabrics, Sew DynamicSew Fit FabricsThe Styled Magnolia, So Sew EnglishSurge Fabric Shop, Sew Active Fabrics, and Wattle and Slate 

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  • Excited to be involved again this year! I’m looking forward to seeing all the makes and might even get inspired to sew along!

    Laura from Sew Active Fabrics on
  • I can’t wait to participate this year!

    Donna on
  • We are pleased to sponsor the fit capsule again this year! Good luck to everyone. Please note that our coupon code for 10% off is not just for Canadians…we ship worldwide!

    Leslie Hanes on

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