Upcycle Your Well-Loved Yoga Mat

Upcycle Your Well-Loved Yoga Mat

Has your yoga mat reached the point of no return? Wait! Before you ditch it why not get crafty? In celebration of Earth Day, we designed a pattern for a laptop case to help you upcycle your mat and keep it out of the landfill.

All of those positive yogic thoughts can now keep your technology safe!

Yoga Mat repurposed

 Supplies: well-loved yoga mat, thread, buttons, crafting needle, ruler, pen, scissors, craft paper

Pattern: Place your laptop on some craft paper and measure using the diagram below—

Instructions…

Cutting your mat:

Laptop Sleeve Pattern

  • Choose the best section of your mat and place pattern on top
  • Mark the pattern on your mat using a ruler and pen
  • Cut the mat along the pattern using the scissors
  • Place face down the side/colour of the mat that you want for the outside of the case

Attaching buttons and sewing the case:

  • Fold the bottom of the mat up the to the flap
  • Decide where to place the buttons by marking the spot lightly with a pen
  • Thread crafting needle and attach buttons. Double the thread to save time. Wind thread around button hole stitches to accommodate the thickness of the mat
  • Stitch up each side of the case. Use a weight to keep mat in place while stitching

Making button hole slits:

  • Lift flap and with the pen mark out where the centre of each button hits the flap
  • Cut the slit using scissors keeping in mind that the slit should be slightly bigger than the button

Slip your Laptop inside: Voila! You have yourself a Laptop Case filled with some Good Karma.

*thanks to Maria @ Halfmoon for creating this pattern!*

Upcycling your yoga mat in action

Here are some other ways you can upcycle your mat:

  • Animal shelters: soft mats to line crates and pens
  • Homeless shelters: sleeping pads
  • Kitchen: no slip drawers, grips to open lids, shelf liners
  • Gardening: Weed barrier, knee pads
  • Camping – extra padding under sleeping bag
  • Kids: cut into squares and make bases for baseball, anti-slip mat in the bathtub, playdough mat
  • Car: floor mats, trunk protector, seat protector for pets
  • Livingroom: anti-slip under area rug

We would love to see the laptop case you’ve created or other ways you’ve upcycled your mat. Email us at [email protected] or share on Facebook.