Today we are going to be making a Yoga Mat Strap. This type of strap is super versatile, and we are making ours to carry a portable sun shade that we made in another tutorial, but it can be used for yoga mats, skis, umbrellas, and even logs. Anything that is long and heavy enough to give you a little counterweight could be put in here and carried around by the shoulder strap.
Now you can either hand sew or sew up this area with a machine. I like to reinforce this area by sewing a box with an x through it, being sure to backstitch and the beginning and end.