Review | Amy Butler Nigella Yoga Bag

I’ve been taking yoga twice a week at work during my lunch hour, and I wanted a cute bag so I could carry my mat in style! Then I remembered I had this pattern and decided to give it a whirl. This was a nice instant gratification project after my Butterick debacle.

Pattern: Amy Butler Nigella Yoga Bag

Pattern Sizing: Finished measurements are approximately 24″ length and 5-1/2″ diameter. It fits a standard-size yoga mat.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Amy Butler’s pattern instructions tend to be text-heavy and very detailed, so read carefully. The instructions, however, are very easy and good for beginners with reminders to backstitch and what-have-you.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It’s free. That’s always a winner. It’s also very simple. Basically, the pattern pieces consist of three rectangles and a circle. I like the inclusion of pockets for water bottles and other things. It would have been nice if it included a drawstring or some kind of closure, but I also appreciate the open top. It makes inserting and removing the yoga mat hassle free.

Fabric Used:Amy Butler Belle Sun Glow in blue and gothic rose

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: n/a

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I thought about sewing it again and adding a drawstring closure, but not any time soon.




4 thoughts on “Review | Amy Butler Nigella Yoga Bag

  1. I love it! The colors, the design. I was thinking of doing something like that, but if you haven't noticed, my sewing tends to be easy, square patterns!! Oh, and I can't read patterns to save my life, so that may be a problem.

    But it looks great. And I'm so glad you are enjoying yoga. I wish my gym offered more yoga classes.

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