How to Make a Yoga Mat Bag From an Old Pair of Jeans
You probably have an old pair of jeans that you've outgrown, or maybe it has rips or is just out of style. Don't throw them away: Repurpose your old jeans—and save money in the process—by making a yoga mat bag from them. The process requires just a few basic supplies and 15 minutes of your time.
If you're really artistic or you are a wiz as a seamstress, you can get fancy and use free yoga mat bag sewing patterns. But the steps that follow will allow you to create a perfectly serviceable yoga mat bag for just a few pennies (and your old pair of jeans, of course). Read on to find out how to make good use of those old jeans, and go to your next yoga class in style.
To turn your old jeans into a yoga mat bag, you'll need a few basic supplies that you likely have lying around your home. Gather together:
- An old pair of jeans (men's or women's)
- Sturdy thread (upholstery thread works well)
- A needle or sewing machine
- Sewing pins
- Your yoga mat (for measurements)
Thread the Drawstring Through the Top of the Bag
Cut a length of ribbon to serve as the drawstring for your bag. Then, thread it through one of the drawstring holes, and work it around to the other side. Continue to tug on the ribbon until it is even on both sides. Finish by tying a knot at each end to prevent the ribbon from slipping back through the holes.
This step can be a bit frustrating. So, untwist a metal coat hanger, tie the ribbon around one end, and use it to guide the ribbon through.