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I’ve made three different mousepads now using upcycled yoga mat pieces and I’m sort of in love with the process. It’s easy and fun to customize them. I particularly love the no sew and reversible version that I made with my Cricut in December, but these sewing ones are fun too. This one is super simple and uses just a few supplies.
You want the back to show the yoga mat because that will keep the mouse pad from slipping around on your desk.
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- Yoga mat to upcycle
- Fabric scrap
- Sewing machine (I attempted to use a glue gun, I don’t recommend that method… sewing it on is much smoother- just use the right needle).
How to Sew a Mousepad
Cut the yoga mat piece the size that you want your mouse pad.
Cut out a fabric scrap the size of your mouse pad with an additional seam allowance added. I trimmed the corners.
Iron your fabric, ironing over the edges of the fabric for the seam. DO NOT touch your iron to your yoga mat piece. This WILL melt it. Ask me how I know.
Center your yoga mat on the fabric and sew the fabric on, making sure all raw edges are hidden.
And you’re done!
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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.