How to make a DIY Mouse Pad with Wrist Rest from an upcycled yoga mat.
In December I did a post on how to create a reversible mouse pad and during the process, I ended up created three different DIY mousepads as I couldn't quite decide which one I liked best. And I was having a lot of fun upcycling an old yoga mat into mouse pads. Here's the version with the wrist rest... I was using a mousepad with a wrist rest currently so I felt like it was a good challenge to try to replicate that. My wrist rest isn't quite as high as my store bought one because my store one feels a bit too high.
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- Yoga mat
- Hot glue gun
- Bias tape
- Needles for your sewing machine that can tolerate sewing through the yoga mat + fabric. I think I used a needle meant for jeans. I still had to be careful and go slow because it was a lot to sew through.
Start by cutting out your mouse pad the size you want it to be. Cut out two small rectangles for the bottom to use as a wrist pad.
Using a glue gun, glue the rectangles for the wrist pad at the bottom of the mouse pad, on top of each other. You could add a third or fourth layer if you want your wrist rest taller.
Next you want to add your fabric. I ironed a scrap piece of fabric and laid it over my mousepad to make sure it was the right size.
Then I really carefully sewed it on. Nothing fancy because I'll be adding bias tape. I just trimmed off the excess fabric.
I made my own bias tape which is super fun and easy with my bias tape makers.
Then I just sewed on my bias tape. Still not sure I did this right... me and my bias tape game are not strong.
Here's the back. The yoga mat helps keep the mouse pad from slipping around.
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