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Yoga Mat Bag DIY

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I saw this yoga bag on Free People and haven't been able to get my mind off of it ever since, so I knew I needed to make an inspired one. Here's how I did it:


Supplies: weaved rug, leather, belt
Pantry Supplies: sewing machine, scissors, sewing pins. 

Begin by cutting the rug to wrap around the yoga mat plus two inches for the hem. Depending on how much leather trim you'd like, cut off the end of the rug and replace that piece with leather. Be sure to add extra inches for the hem. Once you've sized the bag, stitch together the leather and mat. Once the leather and rug were sewn together, mine measured 13x73 inches, but your bag size will depend on the length of your yoga mat. Next, cut out a circle of leather that has the same perimeter as the width of the bag (mine was 13 inches) for the bottom of the bag. With the outsides facing inward, stitch the circle onto the end of the bag, creating the base. Next, create the strap for the bag with an old belt. I cut mine so that the buckle would be towards the end of the bag, making it an easy, adjustable strap. Stitch this onto the sides of the bag. Lastly, with the outsides facing in, hem the side of bag. All done! Simply turn it right side out, and you're ready to use your new bag! 



41 comments:

  1. That is so cute! I would have never thought of that!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  2. Love it! I currently carry my Yoga back by its straps, so this might be the solution. Check out my latest post on yoga: http://lolos-pinch-of-happiness.blogspot.com/2013/04/laura-loves-yoga.html

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  3. This is an amazing DIY. Devastated my sewing machine is presently out of commisison :(.

    Megan

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  4. Awesome DIY! I think I even like your version better than the spendy one :)

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  5. that is SO cool! now to do yoga.

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  6. This is so cool and seems so simple to make. Love it!

    XO, Adropofbliss.com

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  7. How gorgeous! What a great idea!

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  8. Cute! I will have to attempt to make my own yoga mat bag!
    www.agirlnamedkatie.com

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  9. wow! this is so awesome :) you are way too creative<3

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  10. how cute are you! what a fun idea.

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  11. Oh this is super creative but perfectly simple! Love this DIY!

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  12. This is so cute! I wish I had the creative genes to make something like this. :))

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  13. I can't get the rug link to work!! Ahhh! Where did you find it?

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  14. Such a cool project! Now, if only I did yoga...

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  15. BRILLIANT idea! So cute! Love the outfit by the way! Those shorts are darling!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  16. loving this! it looks amazing!

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Amazing! I am going to make this one for sure!
    www.ropesouls.com

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  18. Love this! I've been on the hunt for a yoga bag... Might just have to do this one for sure!
    xx

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  19. Oh my goodness! Perfect. Yoga is one of my absolute favorite things, I do it every Sunday Tuesday and Wednesday, but in the summer I want to do it more. So a bag for my mat (which happens to be the same color as yours!) would be so helpful! I've got to make one!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  20. love this diy! it turned out beautiful!

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  21. i love this!
    another reason i need a sewing machine!

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  22. You inspired me to try my hand at it. Love it.

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  23. It's beautiful! I think I need to give it a try.

    You are so inspiring!

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  24. This might be one of my favorite DIY that you have done! So cute! Also you will love Kansas City!

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  25. Great idea ~ I have been thinking about making a yoga bag for awhile but was unsure how I was going to go about it!!!

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  26. Love it! I think I need to get a yoga mat...this dorm floor indoor-outdoor carpeting is doing a number on my hands and knees. :(

    Lydia
    lupinelydia.blogspot.com

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  27. Great idea! My only concern is stitching through a thick belt and a layer of leather. Takes a lot of strength and the risk of breaking the needle on your sewing machine is high. I may substitute the leather belt strap for a sturdy cloth belt.

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  28. Thank you for sharing! So inspiring! I think your yoga bag is SO MUCH better than the free people one. Love it!

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  29. Thank you for sharing! This is so inspiring! I think your bag is SO MUCH better than the free people one. Brilliant idea.

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  30. Yours, my dear, is most awesome!!! Just wow!

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  31. Yours, my dear, is most awesome!!! Just wow!

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  32. This is gorgeous!! I much prefer yours and budget speaking as well!
    xx

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  33. Lovely! You are so creative.Its looks easy and comfortable to carry wherever you will go.When you try to Do it yourself Yoga  these yoga mats are must.

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  34. I am new to your blog and cannot wait to start trying your lovely DIY's! This bag is perfect and I love it. Would you mind telling me where you got the rug? Perhaps you mentioned it, but I didn't see it I tried finding a similar one online, but none were even close.

    Thanks!
    ~Kayla

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  35. I am new to your blog and cannot wait to start trying your DIY's! Would you mind telling me where you got your rug? If you mentioned it, I'm sorry, but I didn't see it anywhere. I tried finding something comparable online, but didn't find anything close.

    Thanks,
    ~Kayla

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