Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ginger Yoga Tote

Ginger Yoga Tote
$25 includes shipping 

I was so excited about all the new freecycle fabrics I got from my friend Ginger yesterday that I decided it was time to have a go at making a yoga tote. I've never made one before. It's the circular bottom, I was a  bit unsure about how to do it.

I think my High School math teacher might be proud of me. Math and I don't get along all that well. I almost gave up when I searched, how to find the circumference of a circle, and it told me to multiply the diameter of the circle by π to find it! I had to learn what pi was to put this thing together! π - pi, help!!!

Actually it turned out to be really easy. Finding pi isn't some complicated mathematical equation like I feared it would be, pi is 3.14. 

My Graphic Design
I'm pretty proud of how the bag turned out. I already have an awesome yoga tote though. I didn't make my tote but I was the graphic designer for the graphic on it. It was my first ever published piece of art! I did use that bag as a bit of a guide for making the Ginger Yoga Tote. 

I'm planning to work on the details of this design and then post a tutorial so you can make one too. If you don't sew, don't worry, I will be making more and posting them for sale here on Upcycled by Ash! 

Bag Details:
The Ginger Yoga Tote is roomy enough for a ticker yoga mat. Mine measures 15 inches in diameter and it slips in easily. The bag is lined with a purple material and closes with a ribbon tie. Beads tied on to the ribbon keep it from slipping into the bag.

The single front pocket is large enough for your keys and yoga card or cash for class. I found $7 in mine when I pulled it out for inspiration! I love finding money!!!

I'm hoping that making the tote is the first step in getting motivated to find a yoga class near me. I love yoga, but I haven't done any for months. I have a lot of excuses for why I haven't gone, but none of them are very convincing. 

Yoga Tote Made From Freecycled Materials


  1. Love it! So excited about all your new materials!

  2. Barbie, I need to make raiding your closet for materials a priority! Any excuse to come and visit!!!

  3. Ah, you could have called on me. My husband is a math teacher and loves π (pi). He has his students compete on who can say the most numbers in pi. His has "pie day" or "pi day" and has them bring pie. Yum! I can't remember what else he does during his pi week! But if you ever need math help, call on me, and I will call on him because my brain is math intolerant! :)

    Cute bag. I started a yoga class on Tuesday nights and loved it, but it waa after work and I was getting home too late to take all my meds. I miss it. One day I plan to go back.

    I could do it at home, but by the time I get home from work; I am usually hurting and very tired. Cute Ginger bad. I loved how you named it after Ginger.

  4. I can't believe it's taken me so long to view your work! I want to contribute by sending you some groovy fabric etc. and by purchasing a wallet. I have a special request. I need a zipper or velcro for loose key's etc. I love the red & black one. Something like that would be great.

    Congrat's on your new venture. I'll do my best to get the word out. I'm so happy you're feeling better. Love, Marilyn

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  6. Marilyn,

    Thanks for the super kind words!

    I can do a red and black on with zip or velcro, I'm actually planning to make one today!


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