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Picnic-Mat Tie

With this sling, toting a woven mat (or a yoga mat or towel) is effortless. Cotton clothesline or any thick cord will work.


  • Clothesline: Ace multipurpose cotton clothesline,
  • Woven mat, yoga mat, or towel: Rattan mat, 52" by 72",


  1. Step 1


    Loop a long piece of clothesline once around the mat, near 1 end; the shorter end of the clothesline should be about 1 1/2 feet. Tie clothesline in a double knot.

  2. Step 2


    Run the longer end of clothesline along the length of mat. Holding that section of line in place, make another loop around mat, near the opposite end.

  3. Step 3


    Tie a double knot.

  4. Step 4


    Gather the 2 ends of clothesline together. Holding the lines together, as if they were 1 strand, tie them in a knot to make a sling. Trim ends as needed.