But I definitely didn't start work until last Sunday.
|Finished: yoga mat cover|
Very proud of the fact that I didn't have to buy anything to complete this. I had the yellow canvas, the rainbow stripe cotton, the zipper, grosgrain ribbon and interfacing (both used for extra strap support) and the drawstring all within my amazing all-powerful STASH. Big win in the Fabriholic column there.
I relied heavily on YouTube videos to help me conceive of this. The "How to make a Yoga Mat Bag" video was super-helpful, and really well-done for a single-camera how-to. This video showed a bag with a pocket, but did not give directions for the pocket.
For the pocket, I wanted both a zipper portion and an open portion. Fortunately, another video helped me out: DIY 5 Minute Zipper Bag (EASY). I made the zipper bag, assembling it so the zipper was near one end of the bag, rather than in the middle. Then I just attached that zippered piece to the bag as one would attach a patch pocket. Presto! Both types of pocket in one.
One change I made from the video was to have a circular base for my bag. I simply traced around a plate that approximated the size of the rolled-up mat, and gathered the tube of the bag to fit around it (no math needed). I made sure to double stitch that seam, as I'm sure it will receive more stress from the weight of the yoga mat.
Fabric used: 1 yard yellow canvas, scraps of rainbow cotton