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In December I did a post on how to create a reversible mouse pad and during the process, I ended up created three different DIY mousepads as I couldn’t quite decide which one I liked best.
And I was having a lot of fun upcycling an old yoga mat into mouse pads. Here’s the version with the wrist rest… I was using a mousepad with a wrist rest currently so I felt like it was a good challenge to try to replicate that.
My wrist rest isn’t quite as high as my store bought one because my store one feels a bit too high.
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- Yoga mat
- Hot glue gun
- Bias tape
- Needles for your sewing machine that can tolerate sewing through the yoga mat + fabric. I think I used a needle meant for jeans. I still had to be careful and go slow because it was a lot to sew through.
Start by cutting out your mouse pad the size you want it to be. Cut out two small rectangles for the bottom to use as a wrist pad.
Using a glue gun, glue the rectangles for the wrist pad at the bottom of the mouse pad, on top of each other. You could add a third or fourth layer if you want your wrist rest taller.
Next you want to add your fabric. I ironed a scrap piece of fabric and laid it over my mousepad to make sure it was the right size.
Then I really carefully sewed it on. Nothing fancy because I’ll be adding bias tape. I just trimmed off the excess fabric.
I made my own bias tape which is super fun and easy with my bias tape makers.
Then I just sewed on my bias tape. Still not sure I did this right… me and my bias tape game are not strong.
Here’s the back. The yoga mat helps keep the mouse pad from slipping around.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.