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.
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