Zazzle, see the post here & some neoprene I got from The Cloth House - a great remnant find!), Something for padding - I used an old blanket, but old towel or wadding will be good too, Scissors, tape measure, air erasable pen, Webbing or anything to make a strap, a sewing machine and thread of course!
see our sewing tips basics for further information on choosing a needle) as I had to go through 4 layers of fabric including that blanket!
Time to sew it up! Also I added a strap here so that you can tie it up for storage/carrying. It's just out of shot here which is super useful I know. I just added some yellow webbing into the gap and then sewed it all up together. I opted to use a straighter stitch for the edge here and then I decided to do the same on the other end of the yoga mat so that they matched up. You could also use an invisible stitch so that you cannot see the stitching here or anywhere on the mat as it will all appear to be inside. Check out our Sewing Machine foot guide for further information.
The last thing I did was to finish off the webbing, by folding it over and using a zig zag stitch to keep it from fraying.
The good thing about it, is that when it is fully rolled up, it can be used as a pillow too! Handy to have about for picnics or the odd nap. You can use so many different fabrics for this too and so it can be thicker or thinner depending on what you use and your plans for what you are going to use it for. Perhaps use some waterproof material for the backing or use an old yoga mat for the filling if you want it to be a bit more sturdy.
I am going to use mine for the Pilates I have been doing and a bit of restorative Yoga, apparently its good for calming the body and making sure you relax. Would you use yours for Yoga or picnics, or both! That's probably the plan for me, gotta love a dual purpose object.
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