Mat 4 Matt

Fri, Jan 9, 2009

Home Projects, I Love Upstate

I was walking down the hallway at work today when I heard Megan loudly proclaim “Jean has a sewing machine!” Most people would have the good sense to keep walking and feign hearing loss. Hell, I am partly deaf. Not me. I’m stupid. I poked my head in…

Turns out our lawyer (Matt) is in need of a yoga sack/bag/carrying case thingamajig and he didn’t care for the overly feminine looking ones on the market. Given that Matt’s a righteous dude who has in the past accepted (and requested) the Fiance’s famous banana pudding as payment for legal services rendered, I’m not about to turn him down. Remembering that he loves Pearl Jam I thought I’d start with a flannel/plaid concept and work from there. The handle for the sack perplexed me for awhile. I tried making one out of rope, material, ribbon, etc. but wasn’t satisfied with any of them. Eureka! Vintage men’s tie. I used part of the tie for the handle and the other part to tie off the top when the mats inside.

We’ll call this the “chilled out legal grunge yoga sack”.

The pictures…suck! Do you know how hard it is to photograph a tube? I assure you, the bag is really cool in person. My photography skills are atrocious.




Sure hope Matt’s not allergic to cats…as usual Talas kept trying to nap on my project…


*Yes, I am the sort of whackjob that has 2 or 3 dozen freshly laundered men’s ties sitting in a drawer waiting to be repurposed. What of it?

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Jamie, dammit Says:

    That looks great! :)

  2. Gladys Says:

    Cool Bag!

  3. jeanmartha Says:

    Sam saw the pics on the blog and then the bag in person and agrees, the pics suck, the bag is cool in person.

  4. Laurel Says:

    Wow, very creative! Looks great!

  5. Laura Says:

    Looks great- you should sell the yoga bags in your etsy shop- I bet you’ll get lots of buyers.

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  7. Laura @ the shorehouse. Says:

    SO cool…you absolutely need to sell in your etsy shop. Just stick a yoga mat in in there and have someone strap it to their back for your photo.

    I am so pissed that I lost my neck tie wine bag. You could sew them in your sleep. I have no idea where I left it (maybe if I didn’t drink the bottle that was in it, I’d have an easier time remembering…). I could totally do a mock up to show you. Four ties per bag.

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