As I mentioned last week, my little sister has headed off to law school and I wanted to send a little something with her. She loves yoga, but has always had to tie up her yoga mat with a ribbon and carry it in her hands.
I’m always up for a fun craft and making a yoga mat for her seemed like a good one.
I tested the bag and it turned out to be perfect for lugging everything around.
I chose a red and orange stripe heavy weight fabric that went well with her mat.
I even added a little pocket for her to stash a gym card and keys.
This was a fun and easy sewing craft that I was able to do while watching a movie on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I liked it so much that I’m thinking about making one for myself!
To make your own, you’ll need:
- 1/2 to 1 yard of medium to heavy weight fabric (depends on the size of your mat and the width of the fabric. Size your mat using the instructions below to find out what dimensions you need)
- 20″ of cord in a coordinating colour
- matching thread
- tape measure
- straight pins
- iron and ironing board
- sewing machine
Add 1″ all around for a folded over 1/2″ hem. I also added another 2″ to the length to make the drawstring slot, as well as another 4″ for a little extra room. In the end, my piece of fabric was 31″x18″.
With the remaining fabric, I cut a 36″ x 7″ strip to make into the strap.
Pin in place.
Using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine, go along all four sides of the main piece.
Now all you need to do is pack up your yoga bag and head out for your favourite class!