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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Who said gym bags had to be ugly?

Now that it's a new year, I've made some personal resolutions. One is to work out more frequently. Now, while I don't have a gym membership, there is a walking track down the street from where I work. I've been thinking that on high stress days it would be nice to get out and take a quick run to de-stress and calm down. My problem? I didn't have a gym bag.

Sure, I could have gone and bought one, but why are all the gym bags for sale so UGLY?! Just because you're going to the gym doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful bag. I used fabrics from my stash to make this bag: Busty's Bag ver. 1.0.

My husband thought it might be a good idea to have some sort of attachment on the bag, in case I wanted to take my yoga mat with me.

The bag is measures approximately 12x8x18, so there is plenty of room. For this photo I put my gym shoes, my stretchy pants, sports bras, and running jacket in the bag, and I still had OODLES of room!

The top flap even velcroes shut! I know, it would look a lot better if it were stiffer, but I ran out of Peltex, so I will have to include that in Busty's Bag ver. 1.1 or a later version. We'll see. Not bad for a first attempt though, huh?