How to sew the yoga mat bag

Today’s handcrafted goods is “yoga mat bag".

yoga mat bag

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 18cm by 66cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer body fabrics
attach interfacing

Fusible interfacing gives fabric firmness, and keeps shape of bag.

Outer gusset fabrics, 18cm by 18cm are 2 pieces. 18cm by 66cm is 1 piece. (Seam allowances are included, attach interfacing)

outer gusset fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 18cm by 66cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)

inner body fabrics

Inner gusset fabrics, 18cm by 18cm are 2 pieces. 18cm by 66cm is 1 piece. (Seam allowances are included)

inner gusset fabrics

Side fabrics, 7cm by 18cm are 4 pieces. (Seam allowances are included. Attach interfacing to patterned fabric.)

side fabrics

Flap fabrics, 30cm by 66cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included. Attach interfacing to patterned fabric.)

flap fabrics

Velcro tapes (hook and loop fastener), 2.5cm by 20cm are two pairs.

velcro tapes

2 rectangle rings to match the 3cm in width.

rectangle rings

1 slider to match the 3cm in width.

slider

For tabs, tape or ribbon are 2 pieces. (3cm by 6cm)

tabs

Acrylic webbing, 3cm by 120cm.

acrylic webbing

Make flap

1. Sew the right side of plain fabric and velcro tape (loops) together.

place the velcro tapes

2. Lay the flap fabrics with right side, and sew the side and bottom.

sew the side and bottom

3. Cut off extra seams, and press seam allowances open. Then turn inside out.

press seam allowances open
turn inside out

4. Stitch the edge.

stitch

Make side fabrics

1. Pass the tab through the rectangle ring, and fold in half. Then baste the side fabric together.

baste

2. Sew the side fabrics with right side together. Then turn inside out, and stitch.

sew the side fabrics
stitch

3. Other fabric, do the same way.

other fabric, do the same way

Make bag body (outer)

1. Sew the outer body fabric and velcro tape (hooks) together.

place the velcro tapes

2. Sew the side gusset and bottom gusset with right side together. (Don’t sew 1cm from the edges.)

sew the side gusset and bottom gusset

3. Press seam allowances open.

press seam allowances open

4. Sew the other side of gusset, do the same way.

outer gusset

5. Sew the gusset and outer fabric with right side together. (Don’t sew 1cm from the bottom edge.)

sew the gusset and outer fabric

6. Sew the other side of gusset, do the same way.

sew the other side of gusset, do the same way

7. Sew the bottom and outer fabric with right side together. (Don’t sew 1cm from the edges.)

sew the bottom and outer fabric

8. Sew the other side of outer fabric, do the same way.

sew the other side of outer fabric, do the same way

9. Cut off extra cloths, and press seam allowances open.

cut off extra cloths

10. Baste the flap and outer together. Baste the side fabrics and outer together.

baste the flap and outer

Make bag body (inner)

Sew the inner bag, same way as the outer.

inner bag

Sew the outer and inner together

1. Insert the inner bag into the outer bag, with right side together. Then sew around. (Leaving 10cm open for turning.)

sew around

2. Press seam allowances open. Then turn inside out, and iron.

turn inside out
iron

3. Stitch the edge of bag mouth.

stitch

4. Make shoulder strap, and install. It’s done.

install the shoulder strap
yoga mat bag

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the yoga mat bag – YouTube