Tutorial | Fitness Mat Strap

I got hooked on Core Power Yoga Sculpt classes back in the winter when I was looking to escape our frigid apartment and enjoy some “free” heat. Sculpt is pretty much an hour of profuse sweating in a 95 degree room while doing sun salutations, high knees, weights, a million chaturangas, and old fashion pushups (which I still have to do on my knees). It’s such a hard class, but I always feel so accomplished and exhausted after.

Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

To encourage my new found love of yoga, my super fit sister-in-law gave me an amazingly cushy yoga mat for Christmas. Sadly, I’ve just been shlepping my new yoga mat under my arm to class for the past 6 months since it was too big to fit in the Amy Butler Nigella Yoga Mat Bag that I made a few years ago.

But not any more! As part of the Elna Boutique Designers program, I whipped up this super easy fitness mat strap on my Elna eXpressive 900 and made a tutorial to share. I wish I had sewn this sooner because it’s perfect for carrying my yoga mat on the walk to the yoga studio from my apartment. Plus, I’ve already received tons of compliments on it and Andy’s requesting that I make him a “less girly” one.

Want to make one too? Check out the full tutorial on Elna website here!

Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Yoga Fitness Mat Strap DIY Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Love DIY projects and fitness?! You might also like to check out my running belt sewing tutorial here!

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Disclaimer: This post and the corresponding fitness mat strap sewing tutorial were created as part of my partnership with Elna and their On Loan / Boutique Designers program. But, as always, the content and thoughts expressed in this post are my own. To learn more about my genuine love of Elna, check out this post here.

  • Anne Weaver

    Awesome!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your tutorial:

    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-strappy-fitness-mat-carrier/2014/07/17/

    –Anne

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Yay! Thanks so much, Anne!!

  • http://www.creatinglaura.com/ Laura Doty

    Oooh I love this! I always carry my yoga mat to class under my arm. I’m totally going to make this! Thanks for sharing this pattern. xoxo

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      So glad you like it! :)

  • Jess Abbott

    Seriously?! Genius. Just genius.

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Shucks. ;)