Picture of Yoga Mat Sling Strap
Just bought a new yoga mat and it's time to take it to its first yoga class?  Not a lot of time? No sewing machine? 
This instructable is for you!

Preamble (You can skip this.)
We all know there are really only 2 things that stand in between us and fitness---time and convenience. While I have found that leaving my yoga mat stretched out in my living room does encourage me to use it more often, I’m too lazy to take it with me and too eco-friendly (or cheap) to buy a yoga bag, which also seems like a pain, for my eco-friendly mat. Then….I discovered the yoga sling.  I saw a woman with something like this at a yoga class I went to a while back and immediately came home to see if there were any good Instructables for these.  I couldn't find any so I decided I'd have to reverse engineer this mental image I now had.

This instructable will show you how to quickly make a yoga mat carrying device, possibly for free!

Time: 5 minutes

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

* scissors
* 2 yards of  wide ribbon
* yoga mat

Comments/Optional alternatives
* t-shirt or fabric substitutes for ribbon

I made one of these out a t-shirt cut into 1.5 inch strips.  It "works" but the fabric is really stretchy so it no longer fits right against my back and there is more pressure on the small part of my body it makes contact with.  I then made one from 3 inch strips of t-shirt and  made it a little small to start with and it stretched to about a perfect size.

 I think the ribbon one is nicer and both ways are free if you happen to have these things sitting around your house.  

I think you could actually make a really nice one of these out of fabric with a sewing machine.  You should try it! 

LinhN53 months ago

Thanks! So convenient. Just made it

Kompassros7 months ago

Thank you for the inspiration! I made one out of a thin rope I already had and instantly killed all bad excuses why not to go to the yoga class.

ChrysN4 years ago
Nice idea!