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Yay, a yoga mat bag! FINALLY.
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Posted by Myam from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines • Published See Myam's 18 projects »
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  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure the circumference and length of your rolled-up yoga mat.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your fabric. You’ll get one rectangular piece (circumference x length) and a round piece for your bottom. Add a two-inch allowance to your rectangular piece. For the round piece, I am sure that there is a formular somewhere for getting the exact measurement. I eyeballed mine and used my rolled-up yoga mat as template. Cut the same pieces for your lining. You should also cut 2 strips for your strap. Mine was 33 inches long and 1.25 inches wide.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start sewing. Start with your strap.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn inside out and topstitch.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold your rectangular piece, lengthwise. Right sides together.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the long side, starting two inches from the edge, but on one side only. Sew all the way to the other end. The unsewn part is for your drawstring.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Mark three inches inches from where you started sewing. Pin one end of your strap. The position should be the same as the picture below.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew your strap to the bag. Be careful not to sew the other side of the bag. Reinforce this part by sewing across the strap several times. I used zigzag stitch.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take your circular part and pin it to the bottom of your bag. This would be the side opposite to where you sewed the strap. Make sure that you sandwich the other end of the strap between the circular part and your bag. In the picture, the strap is between the pink and blue-ish pins.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew them together. Turn inside out. After that, your bottom (well, not YOUR bottom) will look like the one in the pic.

    Sew your lining using similar steps. There is no need to start several inches from the edge when you’re sewing the rectangular part of your lining, though.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Insert your lining inside the external part of your bag.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now fold 1 inch of the bag towards the lining. This is the piping for your drawstring.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold 1/4 inch of the lining towards the part that you folded in Step 13. This would lock your piping nicely.

  • How to make a sports bag. Yoga Mat Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew together. When you’re done, you will have a hole where you can insert your ribbon.

    YOU'RE DONE.

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'Gemyz
'Gemyz · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 1 project
Ooo i love that fabric,
this project is SO on my to-do list! =]
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astral_sakurachan23
astral_sakurachan23 · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 6 projects
Whaaaaaaaa!!! *w* this looks great!!! I really need one of these!!! Thanks a lot!!
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Myam
Myam · Cebu City, Central Visayas, PH · 18 projects
yep, pretty easy. it's a simple drawstring bag with a side handle and round bottom. Happy
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Nanzaa LOW
Nanzaa LOW · Bangkok, TH · 51 projects
i love th fabric too...great job
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Kat Benninger
Kat Benninger · Buffalo, New York, US · 8 projects
This look so easy to make! And I really need one!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1411 projects
I love the fabric you used and it's really well made Happy
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