DIY Jeans Yoga Mat Bag April 10, 2021 16:00

I love cutting up old jeans and repurposing them. I'm always looking at how to de-construct and use as much of the parts as possible.

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

For this project I used 1 whole pair of womens jeans and the waistband from another, to get the stripe drawstring channel. Large jeans work best for projects like this I like to steal my husbands but you could also scour charity shops for good denim.

If you'd like the measurements I used for this project grab the blueprints for FREE in my Sewing Club

 

 

Here's how I did it:

CUT legs off jeans

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

CUT legs down inner side seam to open up

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

CUT 4 equal strips from the front and back of legs. I like to use a rotary cutter and patchwork ruler 

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

JOIN leg strips together using 1/2" seam allowance

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

CUT strip for drawstring channel or use a jean waistband

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

OPEN waistband up and PRESS

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

ATTACH channel strip to top of main panels

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

JOIN bottom strip to main panels

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

Make a LOOP for your strap - I used a Jean belt loop, but you can also use tape or ribbon.

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

JOIN raw edges of your main bag all the way up the side, catching your belt loop into the seam.

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

And also leaving a 3" GAP (approx 1.5" down from top edge) at the top to create a drawstring channel 

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

Press and TOPSTITCH channel gap 

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial top stitch channel

Turn under and FOLD channel strip down in half into the bag and TOPSTITCH to secure the hem.

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial drawstring channel

Calculate your circle base and CUT

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial bag base

MARK quarter points on your circular base to match your bag cylinder

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

SEW base to main cylinder

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

TURN through

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

THREAD rope through your drawstring channel

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial drawstring bag

Through loop strip and TIE

DIY Jeans Yoga Bag Freckles and Co Sewing tutorial

ET VOILA! You are done!

I loved making this project Grab the measurements in my Sewing Club and let me know how you get on. Using jeans means every make will be unique which is really exciting! Show me your makes #frecklescraft @frecklesandcocraft