I've been toting my yoga mat around in this easy peasy, sturdy mat bag for a while now. All you'll need a sewing machine and a pair of khakis or jeans.
- For the bag section; cut one leg off at the crotch, parallel with the bottom hem. Set aside.
- For the strap; cut a three inch wide strip the entire length of the other leg. With the fashion side on the inside, pin the sides together and sew a tube (use your own judgement for seam allowance, 1/2 inch or 5/8ths). Turn fashion side out.
- Grab your bag section, turn inside out, and pin the raw end closed with one end of the tube pinned into the end of the bag. Sew closed.
- Sew the other end of the strap just inside the ankle hem end of your bag (the top end of the bag; pictured).
- Put your mat in, TADA!
Try adding a key ring to the strap before you sew it in for easy carabiner key chain attachment or a pocket for your wallet.