I've been wanting a bag for my yoga mat since before Ethan was born. Now it seems I need some way to carry it. Try juggling an infant, sometimes car seat, a large diaper bag and a yoga mat all at the same time! I didn't want to shell out the $40 or so for a bag. When I was at yoga last week, one of the other moms had a very simple strap that velcroed around her rolled up mat. I almost asked her where she got it but then I thought "That's so simple! I can make that." After thinking about it for a few days, here it is!!! I used 3 long strips of cloth, velcro and added a little shoulder pad. It took me most of the day to make it while tending to Ethan but I think if I didn't take breaks I could have had it done in 1/2 an hour! Can't wait to try it out on Thursday.