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I got a new yoga mat for Christmas and it’s so fabulous and thick I thought I needed a new bag to carry it around in. So, as usual, I decided to throw together a video tutorial for you so you can make one too!

This tutorial is 20 minutes long. Yes. I know. That’s long. But trust me it’s worth it. I walk you through every.single.step. I teach you how to take the measurements of your rolled up yoga mat so you can make it custom to your mat’s measurements. If you don’t have a mat or are making this as a gift for someone, just use the same measurements I use in the video and you should be good. I leave enough room around to accommodate a longer and thicker mat just in case. This project is beginner friendly. Follow my video tutorial and you’ll be good to go.

I kept this bag simple. I like to look out for my beginners out there (hi sewing newbies!) So there is no lining, no interfacing, no zipper, no pockets, no snaps. Just a simple drawstring closure and a sturdy shoulder strap. I only use one fabric and a yard is more than enough. As a matter of fact you could make two of these from one yard of home decor weight fabric.

I hope you’ll give this yoga mat bag project a try and when you do be sure to upload pics to my Facebook page so I can see it! www.facebook.com/craftygemini

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30 Comments

  1. Excelent…thanks youuuuu….hi from Lima . PERU

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  2. Vanessa thank you so much this was an amazing tutorial. I am a beginner when it comes to sewing but I have just finished my third yoga bag. I am making them to give to my daughters! It was so easy to follow you and I just love this bag. Thank you so much!

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  3. thank you, great help. will be used for a yoga mat and golf bag (just for 3 clubs)

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  4. very nice video and it's going to help me . I can't tell you how i feel after watching this thank you

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  5. Awesome job. This would also be great for a baton bag

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  6. Can you explain how can i make the strap to be an adjustable one, please?

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  7. Great easy to follow guide. Needed something for my yoga mat and I have small golf practice mats. Thanks

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  8. I just made this today and it turned out great!! Thanks for the tutorial, you explained it so clearly and it was very easy to follow along.

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  9. thanks, this is great. I LOVE your accent!!

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  10. Vanessa, you are wonderful to watch…love your energy. I have question…would a zipper work with this project? I wondered why you chose to have a casing with a string tie. Thanks so much…I watch you every chance I get. You're awesome. Thanks

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  11. such a good tuto really!!!! so easy thanks a lot!

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  12. Love the video! Thank you.
    If you were finishing the casing so it didn't fray, what do you think is the best way to do that?

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  13. @TheCraftyGemini how much longer would you recommend if we're making a cross body strap?

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  14. Excellent delivery and production. Well paced, well explained without rambling on mindlessly. Keep it up!

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  15. Your tutorial is very easy to learn anyone even biggners. thanks a lot i am going to sew for my kid.

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  16. This is the correct video for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You notice so much its almost onerous to argue with you (not that I truly would wantHaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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  17. will use this as inspiration for making a bag for my long and heavy electric bike battery, as I would take the battery with me, when leaving and locking up my bike!

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  18. So many good tips in this video! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  19. Fantastic easy to follow tutorial. Terrific teacher, calm, easy to listen to, great instructions, the bag came out great, thank you!

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  20. hola cuando hiciste la fundad almohada, hablabas en espaΓ±ol, pero ahora no y se me complica. saludos.

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  21. Great useful bag, I made mine from heavier canvas like material I had on hand, it is very durable, like a camping bag. I finished my edges before turning down the top for the drawstring so no raw edges! Added a squeeze type sincher for the cord. Thanks for the great instructions!

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  22. The BEST yoga mat video. Love how easy you your instructions are. Thank you so much!!

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  23. Just done this tutorial, added French seams to stop fraying! Great video! I'm not sure if you've been told this before, you really remind me of Neneh Cherry circa 1980's 😊

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  24. Vanessa, thanks for the tutorial! I'm on my 7th yoga bag now. My friends and family members all demanded their own bag, when they saw mine. πŸ™‚ I am a yoga instructor and a beginner at sewing. Have a nice day! Erika

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  25. Amazing video! Beautiful explanations! Loved it. Wonder if it will be possible to create something like this without a sewing machine..

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  26. This was a great tutorial! so easy to follow along I made my bag no problem the first try! Thank you!

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  27. I am on my 6th yoga mat bag because everyone is loving them! I have a little hint about how to handle what I have come to refer to as "the circle of death"…..lol. I am right handed so my right hand of course is working hard to get as few "tucks" as possible and I find if I slip my left hand up and inside of the bag I can work the fabric from that side also. This eliminates as many tucks as possible! I have been using Cotton Duck fabric and it really works well! Thanks so much for your helpful and fun tutorial!

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  28. Thank you so much! I just made mine and it looks awesome! Your instruction was super easy and clear to follow. I'm subscribing. You're amazing! πŸ™‚

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