19 July 2013

Yoga bag

Hamish is on a yoga kick lately, but sadly lacks appropriate yoga lifestyle accessories. So I set about making a bag for his yoga mat.


I picked a handsome Parson Gray canvas print and studied up on free patterns and tutorials. Nothing matched my vision exactly, but several tutorials had helpful bits and pieces.


There are three open pockets on the outside of the bag around the base. The bag and pockets are lined with quilting-weight cotton.


The inner lining has a small pattern-matched envelope pocket for storing cash and keys.


It was a fun project, and came together more quickly than I expected. The final closure at the top where the zipper, strap, shell & lining come together was a bit tricky – I don't have a lot of bag making experience – but a bit of hand stitching did the job.

The three sources I found the most helpful were Amy Butler's free Nigella pattern for proportions and outer pocket, Modest Maven's tutorial for zipper and inner envelope pocket, and Jane's Girl Designs tutorial for another take on inserting a zipper.

10 comments:

  1. well, you can't pick up a hobby without having appropriate lifestyle accessories, can you? Does he have any lulu lemon stuff yet?

    great bag.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is fantastic! I love the parson grey fabric you chose and the inside pocket for cash and keys. I'm tempted to whip something similar up someday. Thanks for sharing your finish.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Hey. I recently made myself a blog. It's not so popular, but I hope to be seen.
      If you could please go the link below and look over it, and leave an opinion through a comment, I would enjoy more, regardless of this comment.
      Link: http://fashionnboutique.blogspot.ro/

      Thank you. :)

      Delete
  4. Hey. I recently made myself a blog. It's not so popular, but I hope to be seen.
    If you could please go the link below and look over it, and leave an opinion through a comment, I would enjoy more, regardless of this comment.
    Link: http://fashionnboutique.blogspot.ro/

    Thank you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pretty cool! I just might make one for my daughter who will be getting back to yoga now that her wee babe is now 3 mths old. thanks for the link.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi, Dan. I haven't noticed from you in a long time, I hope everything is good with you & yours.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like a great yoga bag! If you're interested in yoga I would definitely recommend taking a look at Kulae's elite hot hybrid yoga mat. This thing is the best! Super absorbent, great quality, and eco-friendly.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed
    reading it, you are a great author.I will make sure to
    bookmark your blog and will come back later in life.
    I want to encourage that you continue your great work,
    have a nice evening! vimax asli obat pembesar penis

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this bag for small pattern-matched envelope pocket. yoga mat and bag

    ReplyDelete