Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial

Hey Crafti Yogis,

I've been toting my yoga mat around in this easy peasy, sturdy mat bag for a while now. All you'll need a sewing machine and a pair of khakis or jeans.

  1. For the bag section; cut one leg off at the crotch, parallel with the bottom hem. Set aside.
  2. For the strap; cut a three inch wide strip the entire length of the other leg. With the fashion side on the inside, pin the sides together and sew a tube (use your own judgement for seam allowance, 1/2 inch or 5/8ths). Turn fashion side out.
  3. Grab your bag section, turn inside out, and pin the raw end closed with one end of the tube pinned into the end of the bag. Sew closed.
  4. Sew the other end of the strap just inside the ankle hem end of your bag (the top end of the bag; pictured).
  5. Put your mat in, TADA!
Try adding a key ring to the strap before you sew it in for easy carabiner key chain attachment or a pocket for your wallet.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Hey Crafty Chefs!

I made this version of Sopapilla Cheesecake from Alina at My Yellow Umbrella a while back with my baking partner in crime, Carrie, but it was too tasty to keep to myself. I used all Alina's suggestions for a "healthier option" and it turned out great.

Carrie baked, Carrie approved!