Monday, July 2, 2012

DIY Project: Yoga Mat Bag

I loath going on a trip without certain essentials, my yoga mat & travel foam roller being two of the most critical items that I've long since vowed never to travel without again. Of course, this morning, as I started packing for our next trip, I realized I have somehow lost the bag for my yoga mat. If you've every tried to bring a "naked" yoga mat anywhere without a bag to keep it manageable, you know what a total PITA it is. So, instead of doing that again, I whipped up this little mat bag, using some scraps of my favorite quilting print.

 Yoga mat bag

It is just a simple drawstring bag, measured to fit my particular mat. I added a double folded shoulder strap and closed the bag with a drawstring, for which I made a ribbon using bias cut tape also leftover from my last quilt. The bag is loose enough to not have to wrestle the mat into it, without looking like a completely shapeless sack. And, of course, I love, love, LOVE that print!

Yoga mat bag & travel foam roller pouch

For such an easy project, it turned out pretty well, and it only took 20 minutes. I also made a small, matching drawstring pouch for my little travel-sized foam roller, to keep it clean and lint free in my suitcase. Perfect!


  1. Still in love with that fabric. Still mourning my inability to find something similar for my own project. I could've ordered something but I wanted it NOW!!!

  2. I love this fabric so much! Now you have a way to carry it around with you all the time.

  3. That is so adorable! I agree with everyone; the fabric is fabulous. And that's awesome that you have a travel-sized foam roller too.