My coworkers and I are on a mission to tighten up our bodies for the summer so we decided to take lunch yoga classes in DTLA to practice our downward dogs and warrior poses. So, to better carry my yoga mat around, I need a strap to it around. It turns out that the strap is pretty easy to make.
I used an industrial overlock machine that cuts and overlock at the same time. This can also be done on a regular home sewing machine as well by using a zigzag stitch in place of the overlock.
1. Cut a 3.5″x 58″ strip of any medium weight fabric of your choice. 58″ length was good for my coworkers and I that happen to be around 5’4″. If you are taller, you can make the strap length longer. BTW I hate you if you are taller! Just kidding.
2. Fold the strip in half and iron and then overlock (zigzag) all open areas.
3. Fold 1 1/2″ from each end and top stitch to make a loop on each end. You can skip to #5 if you prefer a thicker center strap.
4. Make the center strap thinner by folding it in half to about 28″ in the center and top stitch. See white stitch areas.
5. Now all you need to do is take one end through the loop for each side. All done!
Charlie loves yoga mats as well. Here he is practicing his downward dog.