This is what I made...
out of this!
First I hemmed the upper edge and sewed some thin black and white trim around it. Then I wrote "Namaste" on the side and stenciled a hummingbird below it using textile paint. Next I added beads to the bottom tie string (which was already conveniently placed for gathering at the bottom of the pant leg) and sewed a vintage button onto the pocket. I stenciled a flower below that and then added decorative stitching with embroidery floss down the sides and around the pockets.
I had a strap from a discarded gym bag that I hooked onto a ring that was already on the pants and then sewed some pink and black trim to it and attached the other end to the top of the bag. I also added a yin yang charm glued to a key which reminds me of my greatest challenge in yoga and in life: BALANCE.
Let me know if you would like to order your very own yoga mat carrier made from the remaining pant leg by leaving a message in the box located in the right column of this blog post. You choose your own colors and decorations and I will make it for you!