WeAllSew Tutorial: Upcycled Jeans Yoga Bag​

Sometimes quilters can get caught up in their quilting and spend all day at their machines. While this may be good for the project you're working on, it is NOT good for your body. You need to take the time to take care of yourself so CAN spend long hours quilting. Yoga can be a great way to do that, and former TQS guest and teacher Kris Vierra has a project for you that combines both quilting and yoga. She will teach how to create an Upcycled Jeans Yoga Bag and has some poses specifically geared toward sewists to help you out.


From Kris Vierra at WeAllSew:


"In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make an upcycled jeans yoga bag. I make my living teaching sewing and quilting to people, but I also still quilt for hire. This means I spend a lot of time standing at my hand guided quilting machine or sitting at my BERNINA sewing machine. Whether you are doing this professionally, like me, or doing it as your hobby, it’s really important that you set up your workspace as ergonomically as possible, take frequent breaks, and stretch. As sewists, we tend to let our shoulders rise up, and this causes us to carry a lot of tension in our neck, shoulders, and back.


Yoga is a great way to help release tension and to avoid neck and shoulder problems caused by bending over your machine. This fun upcycled jeans yoga bag is perfect for carrying your mat to class and by using a pair of carpenter’s jeans you have lots of handy pockets for things like cell phones and car keys. Need a quick break while sewing? Try out one of the yoga poses following the tutorial. These are specifically geared towards sewists. Just make sure you check with your doctor before starting any new exercise programs."


Learn from Kris right here on The Quilt Show by watching her in Learn Finishing Techniques and How to Quilt Your Garments with Kris Vierra.


Click Here, or the image below, to go to the tutorial and learn more.




Virginia Kennedy
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Looks great, I will try to make the carrier. Thanks, Virginia

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