How to make a yoga mat carrier from upcycled yoga pants… this is a quick and easy solution so you can keep your mat clean and stored. No sewing required!
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When I can’t donate or sell clothes, upcycling is my first choice.
Now I’ve been wishing I had a yoga mat bag for a while, but I’ve been keen on making one so I didn’t drop the money. Being under the weather, however, means that I haven’t felt much like spending hours sewing something. I decided to do a quick and easy upcycle for this project and it worked PERFECTLY.
I purchased a couple of pairs of yoga pants online that just didn’t stand up well to wear and tear. They had some tears along the inner seam and you can only sew something so many times to fix it before you don’t have enough fabric left to fit around your thighs. So I decided these pants would be a perfect option for my DIY yoga mat holder. They were knit fabric so they wouldn’t need to be sewn and it would be super quick to make this.
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- Old yoga pants
Start by laying out your yoga pants. Iron if needed.
You’ll cut vertical cuts along the bottom of your pant leg. Then you tie them shut. This creates the bottom of your yoga mat bag.
Now you want to cut under the yoga pants waist band and up the inner seam of your pants.
Make vertical cuts along the top here and tie as well.
You can then cut an opening at the top of the bag to use as a handle. I had to cut small, then enlarge a bit so it wouldn’t be too small to comfortable hang over my shoulder.
Embellish as desired.
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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.
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