Yoga Mat Bag Pattern

Yoga Mat Bag PatternGet the Yoga Bag Pattern on Craftsy now →

I’m a pretty typical San Franciscan. I love farmers markets, the liberal media, parades celebrating gay people, parades celebrating straight people, expensive coffee, start-ups, gourmet ice cream in 50 degree weather, mindfulness, etc etc etc. There’s one stereotype I haven’t quite bought into until now, and that’s yoga. Why be stuck in a studio when you can jog outside? I resisted until I found out that the studio around the corner from my house offers beginner classes, and now I’m a total convert.

I got tired of schlepping around my yoga mat (even around the corner), so I made this cheerful yoga bag from fabric in my collection, and I’m selling the pattern for it on Craftsy.  Some cool things about this pattern:

  • Made to fit any standard yoga mat
  • Features a colorful contrasting top
  • Made with just 1 1/4 yards of fabric
  • Features a wide strap that can be worn over-the-shoulder or cross-body
  • Ties close with simple cording

Get the Yoga Bag Pattern on Craftsy now →

DIY Yoga Bag

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Thanks to the beautiful Sarah for being my model!

25 More Free Dress Patterns

25 More Free Dress Patterns - CraftHabit.com

One thing I absolutely love about the internet is the plethora of free resources on every subject under the sun, including sewing! The first 25 Free Dress Patterns post was so epically popular that I decided to compile another. Big thanks to Susan Akers for contributing my community Pinterest board and finding some awesome free patterns. Sew on, bargin hunters, sew on : )

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DIY Valentines Message in a Bottle

DIY Valentines Message in a Bottle

When thinking about the perfect project to post for Valentines Day, I was coming up empty. I could make a pretty card, some heart decorated t-shirts, or better yet, candy. It just felt as if I had seen all these things done a million times before a million times better. Then, when shopping in my favorite reuse center for a craft class I was going to teach, I came across these tiny glass bottles with flimsy plastic lids. “These would be great,” I thought “if they had a prettier cork to top them off.” I could whittle down a cork to fit and make a simple, adorable message in a bottle for Valentines Day.

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DIY Jewelry Tree

DIY Jewelry Tree - Crafthabit.com

Not too long ago, my lovely sister, Jill,  made her own jewelry tree for her vast collection of necklaces and earrings and she let me post it on this here blog. I guess craftiness runs in the family : ). See materials and instructions after the jump.

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The Best Posts of 2012

Best-of-2012-Crafthabit2012 was a great year filled with paint, fabric and flour. These are my 12 favorite posts from this year including free dress patterns, painting tutorials and more. Enjoy after the jump : )

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DIY Christmas Wrapping

diy christmas wrapping

I could have just gone to Paper Source, Target or even Walgreens to pick up some wrapping for my Christmas gifts, but knowing me I just had to get creative and make my own. I headed to Scrap, my favorite reuse center to get the supplies for this project. Scrap is a wondrous warehouse full of paper, wood, fabric, fake flowers, foam and pretty much any other recycled art supplies you can think of. If you’re ever in SF, I highly recommend a visit. I know you might not be able to replicate these some of these exact supplies, but I hope this post will inspire you to get inventive with your gift wrap and give some charming gifts this holiday season. More after the jump!

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DIY Mercury Glass Votives

DIY Mercury Glass Votives

It’s the time of year for cozy blankets and books by candle light. I’ve turned cheap glass votives into imitation silver and gold mercury glass with just a couple materials and few steps.  It’s an affordable project that adds a little charm to your holiday party! More after the jump.

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What I’ve Been up to…

Craft Habit Designs

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been a little remiss (aka absolutely terrible) at updating my blog in the last few months. I’ve been working on an exciting new segment of Craft Habit, housewares and pretty things made by me in the style and aesthetic of this very blog. I call my new shop Craft Habit Designs.

I’ve been working endlessly at my sewing machine for months to get ready for this holiday season and I’ve actually done it. I built my etsy store and gotten my work into three well-know craft fairs in the SF Bay Area. The process has been exciting and stressful, but mostly I’m just proud of myself that I launched in such a short amount of time.

I had a great deal of help from Springboard SF, a program that helps creative people get their side projects or businesses launched. I could not have launched Craft Habit Designs without the tremendous amount of clarity and inspiration the program provided me.

You can catch me weekend at the KPFA Crafts Fair or next at the SF Holiday Market, both in San Francisco. If you don’t find yourself in San Francisco at this very moment, you can still do your holiday shopping on my Etsy shop and I can ship all over the world! There will be more tutorials, patterns and general crafty goodness once all this holiday craziness subsites. I’d like to wish all of my readers the best, most fulfilling holidays and a rocking new year!

Glossy Spray Painted Pumpkin Tutorial

How to Spray Paint Pumpkins

I’ve never been a big fan of carving pumpkins, I think mostly because they feel so gushy inside.  I’ve made my own glossy gourds to add to my 40 Pumpin Projects from last week, no carving knife required. Materials and instructions after the jump!

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One Skein Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Knit an Infinity Scarf

So it’s the warmest time of the year here in San Francisco (aka 85 degrees), but the weather can turn  quickly and drastically. Scarves are a staple in our windy city, and I’ll bet I’ll be needing this one in the next couple of weeks.  I’ve created this simple infinity scarf pattern that can be made from just one yarn skein, based on the cowl scarf tutorial I did earlier this year.  Mine isn’t perfect (I drop a lot of stitches) but I hope you can make it better than I can! Materials and instructions after the jump!

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