Next I made the strap. I measured One and half times longer then the bag and four inches across. I pinned the two long sides together right sides together and sewed. I flipped it inside out and ironed it flat then sewed the two short ends closed.
For the last step for the strap I sewed the strap on to the bag by first sewing a square and then sewing an X inside the square for extra strength.
At the top I sewed a casing i'd say around an inch wide. Then I threaded a string through the casing to close it and I was done. As you can see my mat is a pinkish red.
And I just wanted to post a link for these cute yoga pants that is on threadbanger. If you don't Know what threadbanger is, it is a like a video blog where some people post all kinds of sewing projects. They have there episodes on YouTube and there website right here.