DIY Homemade Yoga Mat: How To Make One

Introduction – What Is A Yoga Mat Made Of

ShrinkThatFootprint is a big fan of DIY especially via upcycling materials into something more valuable and useful. Yoga mats are usually made of high-quality rubber, with the surface textured to ensure a good grip. The surface of yoga mats is usually textured to provide a good grip and prevent slippage during stretching and bending poses. These mats are made of premium rubber, allowing maximum durability. You can create your homemade yoga mat by using a PVC shower curtain. 

homemade yoga mat

There’s no need to splurge on a store-bought yoga mat when you can easily make your own at home. Not only does homemade save you money, but it allows you to customize the materials and design to suit your needs. Some ideas for homemade mats include using a towel and spray adhesive, sewing together fabric scraps, or even recycling an old carpet square. The options are endless! Plus, homemade mats are more environmentally-friendly because they use materials you would otherwise throw away.

How To Make A Homemade Yoga Mat?

Making your yoga mat can be a great way to save money and customize your workout experience. You can use various materials, including towels, fabric scraps, or even old carpet squares. No matter what material you choose, the most important thing is that it provides a good grip and prevents slipping during stretching and bending poses. So if you’re looking for a more affordable and eco-friendly yoga mat, consider making your own at home. Here are the steps for making your yoga mat:

1. Gather your materials.

You’ll need a quality rubber material, such as a PVC shower curtain or yoga mat scrap. You can even use plain cotton fabric with a large, thin rubber sheet sewed on to give better grip to the floor. See below for our ideas on materials. You may also want to look for spray adhesive or sewing supplies to help hold your materials together.

2. Cut the material into the desired shape and size.

Depending on what type of yoga poses you typically perform, you may want to cut your mat into a larger square or rectangle shape or make it more narrow and long if you prefer stretching exercises.

3. Secure the edges

If necessary, use spray adhesive to secure the edges of your yoga mat together, so they don’t shift or come apart during use. Alternatively, you can sew the edges using strong thread or yarn to ensure a sturdy and durable homemade yoga mat.

4. Practice yoga

Once your mat is complete, you can start practicing yoga! Whether you’re looking for a more affordable option or simply want to go green by recycling old materials, homemade yoga mats offer endless possibilities and benefits.

After using, you can clean your yoga mat with tea tree oil cleaner or hot water to ensure that it stays fresh and clean for future use. With a homemade yoga mat, you can enjoy all the benefits of this popular exercise practice without breaking the bank or adding to environmental waste. 

DIY Yoga Mat Alternatives

There are a variety of alternative materials that you can use to create your homemade yoga mat. Here are some alternatives to consider:

1. Tactical Grip Material

Take a look at the tactical grip material here. The rubbery material is quite thin, flexible, and has great grip on the floor. We’ve actually tried this already. If its not thick enough for you as a yoga mat, consider adding other materials on top as we suggest below. And use our instructions for combining it above.

2. Towels

A towel can make an excellent yoga mat, as it is easy to clean and provides a good grip for stretching and bending poses. Simply use spray adhesive or sewing thread to secure the edges of your towel together, and you’ll have a great homemade yoga mat in no time!

3. Fabric Scraps

Another great alternative is to sew together different fabric scraps that you may have lying around the house, such as old t-shirts or upholstery fabric. This allows you to customize the size and design of your yoga mat while still providing a smooth surface that won’t slip or slide when doing poses.

4. Carpet squares

If you’re looking for something more durable, you may also consider recycling an old carpet square or foam padding as your yoga mat. Simply place your carpet tile on a flat surface and use spray adhesive to secure the edges, so they don’t shift during use. This is a great option for anyone who wants to customize the size and shape of their yoga mat and make it thicker for additional support.

5. Blankets

Blankets are another great alternative for making your yoga mat. They are softer and warmer than other materials, which can be beneficial if you practice at home during the year’s colder months. You can easily sew together a blanket or piece of fleece fabric with some strong thread or simply use spray adhesive if you prefer an easier solution. Either way, you’ll have a comfortable yoga mat that is perfect for any season!

Overall, there are many options for creating your homemade yoga mat. Whether you recycle old materials or sew together fabric scraps, the important thing is that it provides a good grip and prevents slipping as you move through your poses. So consider these DIY alternatives today and start customizing your perfect yoga mat!​

How To Make A Yoga Mat Holder At Home?

Gathering your materials is one way to make a yoga mat holder at home. This will likely include some sturdy fabric, such as an old towel or blanket, and sewing supplies like thread and scissors. You may also want to look for hot glue or Velcro tape if you prefer a more durable solution that helps keep the edges of your mat in place.

Once you have gathered your materials, the next step is to cut the fabric into a rectangular shape that comfortably fits around your yoga mat. You can typically do this by measuring the length and width of your mat, then cutting out two pieces from your fabric that are slightly larger.

Once you have formed your rectangular piece of fabric, you can sew the edges together using a strong thread or yarn. This will help create a durable yoga mat holder to keep your mat in place as you practice.

After sewing the edges, the final step is to attach any additional accessories, such as Velcro strips or hot glue. These can be used to secure your top edge to ensure that it stays in place and doesn’t shift during use. And with these steps complete, your DIY yoga mat holder is ready for use!


In conclusion, homemade yoga mat holders are a great way to keep your mat in place and prevent slipping as you practice. Whether you choose to sew together fabric scraps or use hot glue, the important thing is that it provides a stable surface for doing your poses. So if you are looking for an easy DIY solution to your yoga mat needs, try making a yoga mat holder at home today!​

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