With my days as lady of sewing leisure coming to an end, I've been trying to finish up some projects. Something I've been meaning to do for ages was make a bag for my
yoga pilates mat.
I checked the web for a tutorial, but in the end just winged it 'cuz a. I was too impatient to spend the time reading a tute. And b. I was using a fabric remanent so I had to improvise to make it work.
As the matt is pretty heavy I wanted to use a thicker, stronger fabric to make sure it would last. I had a sample a nice green and cream print that I had sitting around as it was a rejected candidate for our wedding's table runners.
I had just enough fabric to squeeze out a bag, and I do mean squeeze. No matter how I layed it out, I was a bit shy of length, so I had to add an extra band of fabric (my first excuse to use a french seam, yay for stretching by sewing skills).
I then sewed up the sides, adding in a simple tan webbing band for a carry strap (pilfered from an old, no longer used bag).
By boxing the bottom of the bag, I gave it a bit more definition, and a more fitted look.
And finally a little drawstring closure on the top, and presto, one cute and functional bag for my yoga/pilates mat.
Yes, that little side table is this one, it cleaned up pretty well didn't it!