My yoga mat was in serious need of a little glammed up bag… I was sick of trying to jam it into the one it came in, which quite frankly was looking pretty ratty. So this weekend I picked up a meter of a gorgeous (in my opinion) canvas style fabric at our local Spotlight for about $17.
I can give you the measurements though if you would like to make one of your un-homed yoga mat (or maybe make a tubular bag for some other purpose… ummm, tent poles?).
Strap = 7cm x 80 cm (fold in half long ways, sew into a tube, turn in right way – attach into seam when you join the circle to the bag).
Bag = 45cm x 80cm, fold over about 10cm at the top to make a casing for the ribbon, join the long side seam (right sides together) then attach to the circle. Remember to check your mat actually fits in the bag once the side seam is sewn.
Circle = 16cm diameter, pin to the bag all the way around before carefully sewing in place.
Voila; one glamorous yoga bag. Guaranteed to make you and your mat feel like a million dollars.
AND. If you are like me you will realise at this point that actually there is enough fabric left for another whole bag… so even more quickly whip up a pretty little (actually quite big) tote; if you keep your head down, despite much grumbling your husband may even cook dinner while you are sewing (‘its important, I really need another bag’).
Hope you’re having a great week. Jxo