WHAT IS UP with those yoga mat bags? You know the ones I’m talking about. To quote my friend Molly, “A tube bag? Really?”
Seriously. It’s like a Tupperware shaped like a banana. Come on, people.
But, I know some of you, like me, DO carry an actual yoga mat around, and might be interested in some sort of satchel that would hold the mat, if necessary. It would certainly make my post-yoga bakery stop easier to manage if I didn’t have to hold a yoga mat AND a bag of pastries AND a coffee AND have to get my keys out.
I’ve had my eye on the “Everything Tote” from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing for months now. And when Alphabet Summer Fan Número Uno, one Ms. Libby Paglione, suggested that I make a yoga bag with the fabric I printed way back at the letter F, it was an official NO brainer.
So the bag itself is made of the familiar “Maude the Yogi” fabric (lined with interfacing) on the outside. On the inside I’m featuring none other than What My Friend Liz Chopped Off Of Her Curtains. Yep, leftover curtains! They’re durable and thick enough that I didn’t need to use interfacing. Score! I love this bag. If it is big enough to fit a chicken piñata, a yoga mat, two books and a set of Prismacolor markers, with room to spare, I’m thinking this bag (apart from actually being full of awesome things) is also figuratively full of potential. I’m imagining that a picnic blanket, a softball glove and ball, a few peanut butter jars of granola, a pint of ice cream, an Instax camera and even a Chihuahua might all fit inside.
Take THAT, tube bag.
It’s getting real, everybody… This was the SECOND TO LAST letter! ¡La Penúltima! Gah!