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!

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 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:

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  • 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

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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.

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

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 or Instagram.