DIY Yoga Mat Bag

DIY Yoga Mat Bag


Hi, I’m An from MadamSew.com, and in this video I show you how to make a yoga mat bag. Here’s my version. So it’s a long, round bag, with a long strap that you can wear around your body, cross-body bag, and it has a zipper. (zipper unzipping) There’s lining and it fits my mat perfectly. So, if you’re interested, stay tuned or go have a look at my
blog post on MadamSew.com. To make this bag you don’t
need to copy a pattern, just cut the following pieces out of your main fabric
and out of your lining. You need two rectangular
pieces of 28 to 9 inch and two circles with the
diameter of seven inch. And you will also need the strap, if you want to assemble
the strap yourself, you have to cut an extra
strip of five to 35 inch. To draw the circle, use a piece of cord
with a loop at the end. Use the cord to measure half the diameter, this is your radius, push the cord down at the center of where the circle will be, and slide your marker into the loop at the other end of the cord. Holding the cord steady at the center of your circle, use the pen to draw the circle. And then you can use that small rotary cutter to cut that curved lines. (quiet pop music) For the strap, press the seams of the long edges of the strip one inch to the inside. Pin down with some glass hat pins, fold in half, and match
up the pressed edges. Now topstitch down both long sides. To be sure those straight
lines are nice and clean, use an edge foot or a
quilt foot with guide to sew along the edges. Get a 30 inch regular zipper. (unzips) Pin the right side of your zipper edges to the right side of the outer fabric, the coil facing inward. Stitch along the coil
with the zipper foot. (sewing machine whirring) (sewing machine whirring) Repeat the same steps with the other edge of your zipper. Now you can start pinning the right side of the lining to the wrong side of the zipper edge, coil facing inwards, and then sew through the zipper again, the lining, and the outer fabric, to attach the lining to the zipper. Before topstitching down
both sides of the zipper, you have to press the fabric down, and if your zipper is a little shorter than the fabric pieces, you can wrap a little piece of fabric
around both zipper ends and sandwich the zipper end in between the outer and inner fabric. So fold the two ends in
and grab the zipper end, pin down, and then topstitch along with the zipper edge and inner and outer fabric. Now topstitch down both
sides of the zipper. Use your zipper foot again to stay close to the coil and stitch to both the outer and the inner fabric. This way, your fabric will not get stuck in your zipper when you use it. Now put the two outer
fabric panels together, right sides facing, and
the two lining pieces, and stitch down the long end, so the end that is opposite the zipper. Position the strap ends
over the zipper ends, align the raw edges, and pin the edge to the
main and inner fabric and staystitch both ends. Grab two circles, one
lining and one outer fabric, put them together, pin
the right sides together, in every inch or more,
and adjust your pins until you get it completely right. Just sew inside the
staystitch so it doesn’t show. Trim off any excess fabric, and repeat these steps for the other side. Now for the last step,
you finish off the edges of the circle with your serger. So now your bag’s ready, with the finished edges and everything. (zips zipper) Ta-da. And you can put your yoga mat in there. (zips zipper) And leave for class. Bye!