DIY Yoga Mat Bag

August 29, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, New Product, Projects No Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

Hello! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I’m excited to share this DIY Yoga Mat Bag with you! Summertime is my favorite time of year for getting outdoors. I love hitting the trails and local parks around my town. Post run, I take time to cool down by doing yoga and stretching. As of recent, my yoga mat was becoming smashed in the car by the endless piles of groceries, strollers, and kids so I decided my next sewing project was going to be a yoga mat bag. That way I could hang it up, free up my hands, and protect it. It’s actually simple to make a yoga mat carrier and it’s also a great option as a mat for park days and picnics. Follow the steps below to sew your own yoga mat bag.

Supplies:

  • 32 x 18 in. for main and liner
  • 40 x 5 in. Strip of fabric or cording for strap
  • 32 x 1.5 in. Strip of fabric or cording for drawstring
  • Bottom circle with a 3.5 in. radius for both main and liner
  • Loop turner

DIY Tutorial:

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Cut out your pattern pieces referring to the above measurements. Seam allowance is 5/8″ unless stated otherwise.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Fold all your pieces except the circular bottoms and sew right sides together.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • The liner you will need to leave a 3 ” opening at midpoint to flip right sides out.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Fold the drawstring strip right sides together and edge stitch.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Press your seam allowance flat on the main and liner fabric.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Use a loop turner to flip the straps and drawstring right sides out.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Press the strap flat so the middle seam is in the middle.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Pin the strap with right sides facing in between the tube of the exterior and the bottom exterior. I aligned the strap with the seam. Sew all the way around.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Sew the bottom on the liner as well.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Pulled out it should look like this for the main fabric.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Continuing with the strap. Flip the edge slightly inside and press into place.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Pin the strap at the midpoint (seam) of the exterior tube about 4 inches down from the top edge.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Top stitch a square and then an X in the middle. It should look like this when done.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Next, mark 1 1/4 ” down from the raw edge of the exterior fabric in the middle (opposite the seam). Create 2 button holes that will fit your strip 1/4 ” apart. The top of the button holes should start at the line you marked. Open the button holes with a seam ripper.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Insert the main piece into the liner so right sides are facing. Pin the top raw edges together.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Sew all the way around.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Flip the yoga mat right side out through the hole we left in the liner.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Then flip the liner in as well.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Now we will want to make a casing for the drawstring.  Pin the top portion down. Edge stitch along the top edge. Then top stitch about 1″ down (or just below the button holes).

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Once done it should look like this.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • Use a safety pin to weave the drawstring/cording through the casing from one side to the other.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

  • That’s it! You can now sew your own custom yoga mat bag in no time.

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

DIY Yoga Mat Carrier

 

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