DIY - I AM. Zippered Yoga Mat Bag

Goal: sew a yoga  mat bag with zippers so that I can cart around my fancy new Jade yoga mat without getting it covered in dust, dirt and cat hair. The Jade yoga mats are made of a heavy-duty rubber that grips so it isn't suited for your typical mag bag with the synch on top.

Inspiration: These amazing "I AM." Yoga mat Bags

Since I am cheap and refuse to spend $80 on a bag for my yoga mat, I decided to figure it out on my own (with some guidance from mom, of course)!

This was the first time I had ever attempted a zippered inside pocket and if you are ever going to tackle this on your own, this tutorial was extremely helpful. It's not hard at all if you go step by step but the end result is so rewarding!

Sewing 2 linings with zippers inside one large tube was another hard concept to wrap my mind around but once I was putting the whole thing together, it made sense. This tutorial on making a zippered pouch made my life much easier. Honestly, I don't know what people did before the internet! I'm guessing a lot of ripping seams, sewing stuff backwards, and starting from scratch.

My end result is super functional as I can fit my mat, my mat towel, a hand towel AND an outfit in there...and check out the grommets! Pretty excited about those. I also looooooove the lining fabric that Jackie found in clearance! The blend of cool and warm colors make me happy and I can't wait to turn it into something else since I have so much leftover!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful bag + project! Lovely inspiration :>

Naomi said...

thanks so much!

SweetBeatCafe said...

This is something I will have to try. Question: where did you use the fusable interface?

Naomi said...

I used the fusible interface to "fuse" the inside lining to the vinyl fabric (blue) on the circle-shaped ends of the bag. The interface serve a double-purpose of making the ends stronger and also securing the lining to the outside material. I figured this would be a good idea because a lot of tension will fall on the ends when you are carrying the bag. Hope this helps!

SweetBeatCafe said...

oh! The outside fabric is vinyl! (so the duck cloth was the lining) Yes this was helpful, thank you. Would you mind if I ask a few more questions?

Wendy said...

Hi there! I have just taken up yoga and cannot find a bag here in South Africa that won't cost me an arm and a leg.

Would you be so kind as to make your pattern available? It is such a cool bag!!

my email is vangensen@yahoo.com


mihaehinayon said...

Hi Naomi! I found your blog while searching for DIY yoga bags and would love to have the pattern if you wouldn't mind sending it.

Most yoga bag patterns I've found have a drawstring top and I would really like some zippered compartments for my keys, phone, etc. This is perfect! My email is mihaehinayon@gmail.com. Thank you in advance.

scgators7 said...

Hi, i just found your yoga mat from internet searching as well. Could you share the pattern with me too? thank you so much!


Amanda B said...

Hi Naomi. I came across this awesome yoga bag in my search. I was reading the comments and had the same experience as another searcher looking for a yoga bag pattern with a zipper.

I would love this pattern if you are willing to share!

Thank you.


Lisa Crawford said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration, pictures, and tutorial links! I am very happy with the bag I was able to make because of your blog.

Jan said...

My daughter sent me this post about your yoga bag. Do you have a pattern that you would share. She likes the style because it will hold a set of clothes for class and the mat.

lvefrfood said...

Hi, this Yoga bag is great. I would love the pattern if you have one and are willing to share it. If sharable please email to stephanie.sloan@ymail.com. Thank you!

em said...

saw your post and love it - will you please send specs for the bag?


HobbyHjerte said...

Greate Yogamat bag. I would love to try to make one for myself. So if you would share the pattern I will be so happy.


Thank you :)

Emily Putt said...

Hi Naomi,

I absolutely love your end product! Would you mind sharing your pattern with me or do you have any guidance as to how to come up with one on my own?

From one broke yogi to the next - thank you so much!


gioys said...

Hi Naomi, I too love this bag and would be very grateful if you shared your pattern with me. My email is kfm.vera@gmail.com
Thank you so much! Vera

Anonymous said...

Hi Naomi,
Please may I have a copy of your pattern,
Send to s.stroud@shaw.ca
Thank you

Unknown said...

Hi Naomi! I was just looking for a bag to use with my jade yoga mat. I made a traditional drawing string bag last year and it's not working quite right with the new mat. I'd really appreciate if you could email (aeverussell@gmail.com) me the pattern and instructions, this bag looks perfect!

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Hi Naomi,

Lovely, may I also get a pattern for the wonderful bag? My email address is dmll_park@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for sharing this wonderful bag. Tell your mom thanks as well.


Laura said...


Your bag looks beautiful, and I'm hoping it is holding up well! I am interested in making this myself as I too have a Jade mat. If you are willing to share your pattern with me please email me at ljmarkin@icloud.com.

Thank you so very much!


Izzah Chudi said...

Hi there

May I have your pattern please. The bag is just perfect :)

Id really appreciate it. Thanks!

Carol Lee said...

What's your email? Are you still interested in a pattern? carol.jung.lee@gmail.com

Carol Lee said...

What's your email? Are you still interested in a pattern? carol.jung.lee@gmail.com

Carol Lee said...

What's your email? Are you still interested in a pattern? carol.jung.lee@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello Naomi, your bag is just perfect. It's exactly how I'm trying to do mine. Would you be willing to share your pattern with me? I'd be so grateful. Here's my email address: nadia.berraho@gmail.com
Thank you very much,

Deizy Deizy said...

Hi Naomi,
Your bag looks beautiful, and I'm hoping it is holding up well!
May I also get a pattern for the wonderful bag? My email address is deizy9@gmail.com

Penny Vatsolaki said...

Hello Naomi,
The bag is amazing ! practical and good looking, with everything someone needs.
May I have the pattern for the bag ? (email: pvatsolaki@yahoo.com)..

Greetings from Greece,


Mimi said...

Hi Naomi, hope this message reaches you. I've been looking for exactly this kind of yoga bag pattern, It's perfect. Can you please share the pattern? Will be greatful!

Unknown said...

Love this bag. it's exactly what I'm looking for with the inner zipped pocket and place to hang keys. Are you able to share a tutorial? Thanks in advance. Amy.cecelia@att.net