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« on: May 19, 2009 06:55:56 PM »

I've decided to make a bag for my sister's yoga bag. Here's my first attempt. It's a good thing it was too tight (well it wasn't, it's just didn't have enough wiggle room so the rubber kept gripping the sides) so I made the second version, all with fabrics from my stash. I had fun making it becaust it was a complex project that required all of my tailoring skills but I love the results and I'm pretty sure sister will like it too.




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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 09:51:50 PM »

very cute! Remind your sister of how lucky she is to have a crafty sister!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 01:37:00 PM »

Thanks and I'm sure she knows how lucky she is  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 08:21:18 PM »

That is amazing. I would love to make one of those. So pretty Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009 06:02:51 PM »

I'm digging how the top comes off, rather than having an opening in the side of some sort!  And the handles on the top are clever, too!  I've been thinking about a yoga bag, but I was worried about the mat gripping as it went in - so the trick is to have wiggle room?  Would fabric choice have anything to do with stickage, do you suppose?  Yours looks like duck or some denim?  Maybe I can use the leg from some pants that I accidently bleached one knee! 
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009 06:43:09 PM »

Yes you need wiggle room. My initial thought was that 1/4" would be enough ease but it wasn't. This bag has 1" and I think that the liner that has a satin surface on one side is the reason why is slips it. If you look at simpler versions, like this Amy Butler pattern, they probably have 3/4 inches of ease and with that much, the fabric matters little.
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Thanks Topstitchgirl!   Grin
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