Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make A No-Sew Yoga Mat Strap

Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make A No-Sew Yoga Mat Strap

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Ashley Poskin
Nov 16, 2015
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This simple little strap is just as useful as it is cute -and it takes just minutes to make. No sewing machine? No problemo! We constructed this beauty out of webbing found at the craft store and specialty fabric tape. So as long as you've got an iron and an embroidery needle, you can easily tackle this cheerful little stocking stuffer. Or combine it with a yoga mat for a more substantial gift.

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What You Need

Materials

  • 2-2 1/2 yards of nylon webbing (found in the trim section)
  • Fabric tape, ribbon, or trim (If you decide to use ribbon or trim, be sure to attach to the webbing before constructing the loops in steps 1 and 2.)
  • Embroidery thread

Tools

  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Embroidery needle

Instructions

1. Measure 3" from one of the ends of your webbing, fold it so that it overlaps, making a loop. Secure it by placing a straight pin about one inch from the cut end.

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2. Thread your embroidery needle and make a large cross stitch, filling in as much space between the straight pin and the cut end of the webbing to secure the loop in place.

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3. Feed the opposite tail end through the loop.

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4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the open end, so your 2 yard length of webbing looks like this:

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5. Press your adhesive fabric tape along the front side of the strap. Depending on the width of your webbing you may need to trim the sides down just a bit.

You could adhere the fabric tape to the webbing before steps 1 and 2 if you are using a sewing machine to sew the loops, otherwise it's a bit tough to hand stitch through the webbing and tape. Either way works -up to you!

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6. To bond the fabric tape, place a thin towel or cloth over the project and press with your iron (set to "wool") for 10-15 seconds. Work in small sections.

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Once the fabric tape bonds to the webbing it can be hand washed in warm water if need be.

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That's it! A simple, pretty yoga mat strap!

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