“Why is she suddenly making yoga bags? Wasn’t this a knitting blog? What is she talking about?” you might be thinking.
Well, it all started with a request from a friend who has opened his own yoga studio back home. He asked me if I would be interested in making bags which he could sell in his studio. This idea came at the right time. I was just thinking to look for shops in the area who would be interested to sell my (mainly knitted) stuff and I was also considering to expand my range to small make up bags as I would be able to use all those cute printed fabrics creeping out of my fabric boxes.
Now, obviously a yoga bag is not quite the tiny cute make up bag but it was a much more real thing.
So I set to work, went to look for suitable fabrics, made design sketches, asked my friend plenty of practical questions and made a calico bag. I then enthusiastically started to cut out a coated cotton (some of them will be made of coated cotton, some out of normal one) and when I had cut out enough for three bags, I suddenly realised a big mistake in my design: The initial yoga bag had a seam at the bottom of the bag but as you carry it on your bag like a quiver, the bottom of the bag will actually be the exposed side. So in that case, it would be a shame if there was a seam.
I still made one of them up but in the meantime I adjusted my design for the cotton ones and set to work.
If you want to know more about the bags (size, material, process of making one,…, please go to the yoga bag section by clicking on the link in the top menu.
To celebrate the start of this new and exciting adventure, I have several goodies for you.
First of all, I will be giving away the coated cotton one with the back seam.
The fabric itself is waterproof but the seams are not taped or anything. So it will be fine in normal wet weather on your way to your yoga session but it will most likely not keep your yoga mat dry when you were walking through torrential rain for four hours.
Inside, the bag is fully lined and it has a small bag for your phone, keys,… which you can actually remove and take with you (sorry no picture taken)
If you want to enter the competition, please respect the following rules:
1. Everybody who does not live in the same household as me is allowed to enter the competition. (I really do not want my husband to go to his training with this flowery bag).
2. Leave a short comment in the comment box below. This is just to give your name a number.
3. The competition will be open until Wed, 26 November 2014 8am (London time)
4. random.org will then chose the winning number.
5. I will contact the winner by email and inform everybody in a post.
6. And obviously there will be no right of appeal. If you do not trust me or random.org just don’t take part 🙂
For all the others who did not win or are not keen on that particular style, please don’t be sad. I will put my first two other bags in my etsy shop for the introductory price of £15 pounds which will just about cover the cost of the material for one bag.
These will be the introductory offer bags (but please give me a bit of time, I do promise to hurry up – as you can see, for the second one there is still a bit of work to do, not just the listing on etsy 🙂
Great project Ursula. You are so talented!!
Thank you, that is so kind of you to say!
I’d like to win the bag!!! 😉
I guess, so far you have quite good chances 🙂
So lovely and useful!
As long as you own a yoga mat…. Or two long cushions as I do 🙂
I don’t have a yoga mat, but it will be great bag for me when I am cycling in the rain ( from now it looks it will be everyday )…And well done Ursula!
Oh, and it would match the bike seat 🙂
Hello Ursula 😘 I think you are making those bags because who would like to carry a yoga mat without a bag😂 so that’s why they need a bag great job Ursula I hope I’m going to win 😘
Good luck Zuzanna! Time to practise your yoga 🙂
Great job Ursula 👏👏👏👏👏
Hi ursula. Great bag. We are doing baby massage at our centre using yoga maths ;-). What a coincidence 😉
Thank you! I guess you really need a yoga bag then 🙂
Hi Ursula! Such a great bag! Great blog too!!!😃
Thank you Andii. I really appreciate both compliments 🙂