Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yoga Mat Strap

As my New Year resolution to get in shape continues, I have been using my yoga mat much more. I love yoga. It makes me feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and frankly I love the clothes. I’m just being honest. I’ve also started to notice the many accessories you can get – like awesome yoga mat bags and special mats, fancy blocks and of course the yoga pants. Last week I broke my yoga mat strap (a piece of string). I found some nice ones online but they are super expensive, so I made my own!

Yoga Mat Strap

What you will need:
  • ½ yard of fabric
  • interfacing
  • Velcro
  • The Usual Suspects: thread, sewing machine, iron

Step One: Cut your fabric.
  • 2 pieces 36" long x 3" wide - handle
  • 4 pieces 20" long x 4" wide - wraps
  • 2 piece interfacing or batting 18" x 3 1/2 " - wraps
  • *** measure the diameter of your yoga mat - it may be bigger or smaller than mine, but these measurements  should accomodate a variety of sizes

Step Two: Make the handle using the two longest strips of fabric.

Press long strip in half to make crease

Unfold and press each edge to middle crease

Repeat with second strip

Sandwich two strips and sew a seam on all edges

Step Three: Make the wraps.

Cut two pieces of Velcro, one small (2”) and one long (4”). Sew each onto two of the smaller pieces of fabric.

Take the two pieces of fabric and put together, right sides in with Velcro on opposing ends. Sew seam on three edges, leaving one end open. 

Turn right side out. Slide batting into pocket and sew end closed.

Press. Top stitch around all edges.
Repeat for second wrap.

Step Four:  Attach handle to wraps by sewing strap to underside of wraps

** Make sure you sew the handle to the underside of the straps - so the straps should have the long strip of velcro up, with handle sewn underneath.**

Done! Now get your stylish self some yoga classes so you can show this baby off!

Thanks for stopping by!
Comment are always appreciated and always read! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, this tutorial was a bit more challenging than some of my past.

Cheers, Bridget


  1. I have been searching for a strap to buy, I think I am going to make one now! Best timing ever.