Unfortunately, her beautiful new "eco" mat doesn't fit in her yoga mat bag. J. being the crafty gal that she is, will most definitely make her own yoga mat bag. I'm a little jealous- what a fantastic idea! Since I don't own a sewing machine or know even how to sew a button (well, I kinda maybe do... we learned how in Girl Guides...lol) or hem my own pants.. (yes I am sad), this endeavour might not actually ever happen. The last time I tried to sew something was in home-ec where I sewed my short leg openings together.
In any case, I think creating your own beautiful yoga mat bag out of fun materials, or old clothing would be a fantastic idea! I would probably want to order some nice eco-hemp material (durable and sustainable). For all those crafty eco-yogi/ni's out there I have found two fun DIY's.
This site looks fantastic and her pictures and step by step instructions are detailed and easy to read. Although all the sewing machine lingo intimidates the crap out of me, I'm sure to you sewing savvy peeps this makes complete sense :)
Now this seems a bit easier to follow through on first glance. I even cut out the page and kept it in my "yoga mag book" I've created from my favourite yoga articles (I had a period of time where I was addicted to yoga magazines... I've since kicked that habit).
I'd love to hear how your crafty-ness went or has gone in the past! :)
article authored by EcoYogini at Ecoyogini.blogspot.com (ouu crafty eco-yoga blog!)