Adventathon: 10

December 8th

Namaste Bag

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I’ve noticed many friends in spin and yoga classes juggle a dozen little things in their hands coming and going. Keys, membership cards, iPods, water bottles, heart rate monitors, all seem to be jostled here and there in lieu of bringing in a big bag or a purse. I do the same and it is silly. I always end up with something stuck in a pocket that later ends up in the washing machine.

Fine when it is your membership card. Not so great when it is your iPod. (Actually, my latest iPod kamakazed into the tub — but same difference.)

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This jostling is all the more annoying when you are off to yoga and trying to manage a mat and towel too. In turn, the Namaste Bag. A cross-body gym tote with a front papoose pocket for a yoga mat or rolled towel. The inside has divided pockets for those aforementioned little items and the entire thing is pre-washed cotton so when it gets a funky badass workout girl scent, you can throw it in the washing machine. (Full circle, this post.)

I’ll create a tutorial if there is any interest. Otherwise, tomorrow — what to include when gifting the Namaste Bag.


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15 Responses

  1. Oh yea!!!!!!!
    Give us a tut……….

  2. Kel, Are these in the boutique? Is the top a bag bag and the bottom holds your mat? My good friend is a yogi and would LOVE this 🙂

  3. This is very cool. Namaste, indeed!

  4. This is brilliant!! If there are no zips involved, then yes please do us a tutorial. Jodie

  5. Along with Tif, I ask, is this an item you might consider selling in your boutique? Because I WANT IT. It looks so cute and I love the pocket ideas.

  6. Love, love, love that bag! I’m one of those jugglers every time I go to yoga.

  7. Please let us in on how to make one of these. I would love to give it a try. My yoga bag is falling apart, I need a new one.

  8. A very good and useful idea!

  9. What a great solution to the problem, Kelli. Your bag looks great and is functional at the same time.

  10. Love the bag. And the IPOD that goes through the washing machine (or into the tub)? Take the battery off, put both in a ziplock bag of rice for 24 hours. The rice draws the moisture out. Worked for my colleague who washed her IPOD.

  11. Love this idea. Toting a yoga mat is always a hassle. Is it easy? This granny’s sewing skills are limited.

  12. goldenstar December 10, 2009

    I think the bag is fabulous!

    Oh, and a tute would be just as great!

  13. Did you design this yourself? Awesome!

  14. I concur, this is a grate idea! would love to give my sister a similar one.