This week my FMQ project has been my new yoga bag.
I bought a new lululemon (pronounced ‘lulu’ ‘lemon’) mat and it’s thicker than my old mat. Enter an excuse for a new bag project!
I found a pattern (for F*R*E*E) at Sew4Home. Of course I needed to tweak it just a little. A zippered inside pocket would be nice for money and keys. Also, some open pockets for my jellies, strap and socks. The original pattern didn’t call for any batting or quilting – just a bag with lining.
I didn’t want to add extra weight to the bag but I did want it to have a little body so I used a piece of lightweight flannel for the back of the quilting with a layer of puffy iron-on interfacing in-between (the stuff I use for backing embroidery projects).
Only problem? Umm……when I did my trial run with the new lululemon mat I realised that the new mat is about 3 inches WIDER than a standard mat so it is a really tight squeeze. Crap. I might need to make another one that is just a bit bigger. We’ll see……
Linking in with Leah! Be sure to check out the artsy-fartsy stuff she’s been up to lately.