DIY Travel Tarot Mat
DIY Travel Tarot Mat

Hello there, I hope you’re doing well.
Today I’m drinking the October teas, from my Sips By box that I just got – we are
drinking the Harvest Apple tea by Ahista Tea, I’ll leave a link of that in the
description below if you want to check that out.. It tastes like apple pie. So,
grab yourself a drink for your tea or your coffee and let’s get started.
Today I’m really excited to give you this video, I’ve been waiting to record
this one I’m going to show you how to make this travel tarot mat-slash-
travel bag. It doubles as a travel tarot bag and a map so you can read on
the go, and it’s customizable and incredibly easy to make. I have
everything that you might need in the description below so I’ve listed that
just in case Today I have Maria with me so I’m going
to be teaching her how to make this mat alongside with me. First you’re just
going to need a fabric of your choice this can be cotton or silk or whatever
you like. I’m going to be using these two fabrics in the spirit of Halloween and
this may or may not be the giveaway and these two are the ones that Maria is
going to be using. The next thing you’re going to need something to close your
tarot bag with so this one I’m using a stretchy band but you can also just use
some nice ribbon such as this but I’ll show you how to use both of those in
this tutorial so the first thing you want to do is measure your tarot cards
and figure out how big you want your mat Maria’s cards are smaller than mine so
she’s making a smaller Tarot mat but again it’s totally up to how large or
small you want your mat to be and I personally like my mat to completely
cover my cards so that it gives it more cushion when I put them in my bag or
take them with me. This particular mat that I’m using here is 19″x13″ inches
but remember to leave seam allowance when you’re making your cut if you want
to make this exact same length then cut 20″x14″ so that you have that extra
seam allowance when you’re sewing them together so we’re going to start with
Maria’s Tarot bag I’m going to walk her through how to do this and we are going
to wrap it just like you saw the first tarot mat of just with a
ribbon you want to take your fabric and flip it on to the wrong side up meaning
whatever pretty design you have you want it facing downwards so that it’s easier
to mark where you’re going to cut so as I said before in the beginning,
Maria’s cards are much smaller than mine so we’re just kind of folding over the
fabric and getting a general idea of where we might want to cut and again you
don’t have to use the dimensions that I personally used so try it with your
cards to see where you want to cut and just remember cutting more fabric than
less than you need is always better because you can always cut more off but
you can’t add it back so once you have that first piece just lay it straight
over your next piece and don’t worry if you didn’t cut completely straight
because you’re going to be sewing these two together and flipping them inside
out, so as long as you sew somewhat straight it should be fine. If you have
pins I recommend pinning these two pieces together so that it’s easier to
use as a stencil and it doesn’t move around if you don’t have pins than
anything like clothing pins or bobby pins or even those black office clips
can actually work too. So once you have your two pieces cut out and pinned keep
them pinned because now we’re going to figure out where to place the ribbon
that’s going to hold our tarot mat closed. Grab your ribbon and we’re gonna
figure out how much we need, and I don’t really have a certain length again it
depends on the size of your cards but to figure it out just put your cards in
your mat and wrap them up as if your mat is finished, use the ribbon to wrap your
cards together however much a ribbon you’d like to use it’s totally up to you
but I find that wrapping them around completely twice usually works pretty
well. Leaving a little bit of a tail so that you can tuck it in and secure it
once you have your ribbon cut measure the shortest side of your tarot mat if
you have a short side and find the middle point the middle point is where
you’re going to secure your ribbon so this part can be a little tricky: you’re
going to put your ribbon in between your two pieces of fabric with the right
sides facing together so once you have that middle point put the
right in the middle point in between the two right sides of the fabric and pin it
into place so then when we flip it inside out the ribbons going to be on
the outside this is where it starts to all come together so now you can either
hand stitch it or use a sewing machine but just sew all the way around leaving
a gap like this so notice in the corner that I did go around the corner this
just ensures that there is a sharp corner and I would back stitch over
where the ribbon is a few times just to make sure that it’s super secure and
it’s not going to go anywhere so leave a little opening so that you can flip it
inside out and then hand stitch that closed later on teaching Maria to sew so real quick before we completely
finish off her tarot map I’m going to brush over the band method instead of
the ribbon method with my own tarot mat that I’m making here so just like the
ribbon you’re going to take a measuring tape or some kind of ruler and find the
middle point of the shortest side of your tear on that or wherever you want
to secure your band and again just like the ribbon you’re going to secure it in
between the two pieces of fabric with the right sides facing together the only
difference is that with the band you’re going to secure both ends so that you
can wrap it around and secure it kind of like a hair tie but just make sure that
it’s not twisted in a weird way so here just to secure it with a pin and same
thing like the ribbon go over it a few times just to make sure that it’s extra
secure but other than that small detail everything is pretty much the same and
after you’ve run it under the sewing machine or hand sewed it together sewing
all the way around getting all of those corners and leaving that extra little
gap so that we can flip it inside out to make sure that you get really crisp
sharp edges I like to trim pretty close to where so just be careful not to trim
where the thread is or it will all unravel cutting off each of those
corners makes it a lot easier to get a really sharp corner when you flip it
inside out and once you’re done here I completely forgot to do this when we
were making these tarot mats but I like to run a iron over the edges and flatten
them down because then when you flip it inside out it comes out a lot cleaner so this is the part where everything
comes together you just pull through that small gap that you left when you
were sewing so that both of the right sides come out I like to use a pencil or
some scissors and poke out the corners so that I can get that really sharp
crisp corner lastly if you have an iron just go over
it quickly like I said it’s a lot cleaner if you iron down those edges
before you flip it inside out but it doesn’t really make a huge difference
so just ironing out all of those wrinkles and all of those bubbles
I guess the “poofs” that the sides kind of get but that will come out due to
time as well then you’re pretty much done now of course you can hand sew that gap closed. I did have some people give me a really great idea of slipping
papers with sigils inside there, and you can either sew that closed or
continuously switch them out, but I personally like to close mine so that is
how you make a DIY travel tarot mat so you can easily take your tarot mat on the
go and if you’re a quilter you can also put some of the quilt batting in there
to make it even softer some of you have some wonderful skills embroidery so I
would love to see some of those things implemented in this tarot mat tutorial if
you create one of these taro mats please please please show us what you made
because I love seeing all of your creative ideas and your personal twists
on things and share that with the hashtag, #wonderlustcoven on Instagram
all of you have such amazing posts and I absolutely love seeing everything that
is on that hashtag but that is all that I have for you today and I hope that it
becomes just as nifty as it is for me other than that as always, I will see you
in the next video. Best of luck, be kind to each other and may your gods treat you, as you’ve treated others. Bye.

100 thoughts on “DIY Travel Tarot Mat”

  1. That Weirdo Hamilton Fan says:

    Do you have any tips for me? Iโ€™m a baby witch and my alter looks sad๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. jajsjxmdowiejjfndnsskndsnsns says:

    also to the people who see this: Youโ€™re amazing and youโ€™re doing great keep your head up high

  3. Raychelle Ivie says:

    Thank you so much for posting witchy videos. You have taught me so much in my craft ๐Ÿ’œ much love and blessed be

  4. Ashley Hardy says:

    Thanks for your wonderful videos. I Love them!

  5. Crystal Palacios says:

    This beautiful thank you for doing this. Bless you and your videos

  6. Mickie Mueller says:

    Oh that Ouija board fabric is so cool! Iโ€™m really glad you did this video, what a great project! Girl, you rock! Hi Maria, your nails are amazing!

  7. Emma Davis says:

    1st you're awesome and love the videos… 2nd This was really neat to see… I just got my first set of tarots last week now I have a nifty little craft I can do for them…

  8. Kimber Campbell says:

    I like this project and will definitely be using utilizing it in the near future. Also I ordered my first sips by box this month and I should be getting it soon. Thank you for the recommendation.

  9. J.C Tutorials says:

    The tarot mats are so cool. How do you go about choosing a tarot deck?

  10. Sora Leoyfaith says:

    Amazing idea I must say I'm tempted to do one as soon I have the time to do so . The only thing I would add to this you can add fusible fabric to avoid bagginess but that simply pushing the concept. Now I will have to see what fabric I have left at home and can convert to this <3.

  11. DIANA TURNER says:

    So cool! Definitely making one for my tarot cards. Thank you for posting!

  12. Liddy Bird says:

    A good project for beginning sewers.

  13. Andrea M. says:

    Thank you

  14. Shanes Pigs says:

    I just started watching your vids last night I stayed up till 4 in the morning I've tried watching other witches but you are the only one that speaks fluently and calm instead of rough and saying things like you have to have this or that to be a witch I love your vids and I've started drawing sigils everywhere now my mom is a bit concerned ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’œ

  15. Marisa Larson says:

    Was just thinking about this as well as making an altar cloth๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ–ค

  16. Alice D. says:

    Olivia ur just an amazing beautiful,kind helpful human I stg ur a gift to all our lifeโ€™s watching ur vids makes my day a lot less gloomy thank you for that

  17. Markie Wing says:

    Cute idea! For sure want to make one or two for some of my decks.

  18. Twin Momma says:

    What a great idea! Instead of making bags for each set of cards and using a mat, I can just make one of these for each deck to keep them in.

  19. Tracy Puydak says:

    This would make great gifts for coven mates too. Love the fabric choice.

  20. Justin Harlan says:

    I got the notif for this video while sewing the deck bag I'm making today ๐Ÿ˜‚

  21. Stagehand Jay says:

    I personally don't use Tarot cards. Instead I drop polished stones on a black cloth and have been told that I am dangerously accurate


    I really like it. So should we throw away the box afterwards or keep ?

  23. Persephone0110 says:

    Thank you, Olivia. I have a bunch of fat quarters I can use for these. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I need to buy Halloween prints for them too. So cute & witchy! Happy October! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ

  24. Naughtybunny says:

    I am for sure gonna make this but cant show you…. (no social media) but yeah!!

  25. FantasyRoxi says:

    You could also do a top stitch around the border with a decorative stitch (that come with some machines) or even embroidery on the corners

  26. Wise Young Man says:

    Who the heck disliked the video? Gave a super like if there is such a thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. ื“ื ื™ ื“ื ื™ says:

    That is super awesome thank you so much I will definitely make some!

  28. Ashley Greenwood-Beck says:

    Love this idea! Beautiful fabric choices!! Well done ladies โค

  29. Amanda Bystran says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing this! Iโ€™ve been trying to find a cute bag for my deck with no luck. Totally making a few of these!!! โค๏ธ

  30. Lila Ayers says:

    This is incredible. As a baby witch in hiding, this channel is super helpful and I have managed to create a mini alter under my bed! Thank you so much, you are truly an inspiration!!! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒป

  31. Taylor Caires says:

    Olivia!! Wow! This is great, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Alexa Flores says:

    I can't wait to try this in a project in my sewing-class. Thank you Olivia for this!!

  33. Jiwon says:

    What An adorable idea! Love it! Too cute! Omg!!!

  34. nocturnaldandelion says:

    writing a little intention or a sigil on the interior before you flip it inside out is a great idea too ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. jennbunny byrkit says:

    That is fabulous!

  36. Richard says:

    I have a sewing machine I want to learn how to use. I've had it for two years.

  37. solitary.witch 007 says:

    Lol I dont get mine til like nearly the end of the month

  38. Robin Hill says:

    This would be great as a gift even if they were made big you could always fold them to fit!

  39. Olivia Caldera Mariscal says:

    I love how your so herby ๐ŸŒฟโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿต.

    Have you always slipped on tea ๐Ÿต?

  40. Logan White says:

    Cuuuute ^__^

  41. Lizbeth Solis says:

    Already went out and bought fabric and made mine!!

  42. Empowered Crystals says:

    I love this idea.

  43. littleghostythings says:

    I just visited my first pagan pride festival last week and I found this gorgeous tarot card bag that I had my eye on, but sadly could not afford. not 2 days later, I am still thinking about the bag and suddenly this shining light appears with an easy and creative diy for tarot bags and mats. This is so lovely. Thank you for making this!!!! โ™ก

  44. jaclyn camacho says:

    Love this video. Hope you're doing well๐Ÿ’™

  45. Squidney _ says:


  46. Bunn E says:

    Exactly 9:11

  47. BVI says:

    Always such creative content! Love it

  48. Rosemary Reed says:

    I love it

  49. Alex O'Rio says:

    Also a tip with woven cottons. If you make a small cut then tear the fabric it will make perfect straight lines.

  50. P Q says:

    Wonderful lil DIY vid!

  51. greenandrea33 says:

    Love this!! Iโ€™m going to make one, but will have to hand stitch it. It may take longer but I will defiantly post it so you can see ๐Ÿ–ค

  52. John Rodriguez says:

    Amazing vid

  53. Audrey Sechrest says:

    Where did you buy your fabric? It was so cute? I always just go to JoAnns but there are so many options!!!

  54. Tara Murphy says:

    Love this! Where would I get amazing fabric like this? Im in Ireland so I feel like there is less selection!

  55. Emily Flanders says:

    Cute AF love this! Do you have any suggestions on good grimoire apps?

  56. Katherine Bonkowski says:

    Nice idea!

  57. Nicole Carnabuci says:

    Iโ€™ve been trying to figure out a way to store my cards this is awesome! Love these diy vids ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ’ซ

  58. Andrรฉ Linoge says:

    Thank you, dear Lady. /|

  59. Crow's Cavern says:

    I had started making a mat for my cards a little while ago, but I never finished it. This is inspiring me to finally finish it ๐Ÿ’š

  60. Luna says:

    i'm going to do a tarot mat! … after I got my tarot cards ^^'

  61. Sean Paul says:

    I am sooo doing this!

  62. Vanessa Moser says:

    This was an awesome and informative video. I actually made a Tarot mat myself not long ago because I could not find one for sale that I liked. I really feel like putting the time and energy into making your own personalized one gives more positive energy and love to your cards. I suck at sewing and I still encourage others to try this as I have ๐Ÿ˜Š

  63. Loki OKVLTYS says:


    I just ordered another tarot deck
    I saw the art and my little witchy heart fell in love can't wait for them to come in

    My first deck is a solid training/learning deck
    Love it

  64. Nelly says:

    When I saw your video like 3 hours ago it had 2 dislikes, came back to follow the steps to make mine and theirs only 1 dislike, now we have to find a way to convert the other hater! Lol
    Love the video, thank you for sharing!!

  65. to be a lost wanderer says:

    Ooooh I am definitly going to embroider my mat now!

  66. Kat Horton says:

    Awesome tutorial! I'm really glad I found your channel! Its so calming and inspiring to listen to. Thank you for all your effort <3

  67. Erin Nicole says:

    I've actually been working on crocheting myself a tarot mat to match my deck. It's turning a lot better than I thought it would. I like your DIY for a travel mat! I might have to make that next.

  68. Kat Horton says:

    I like to 'feed' my tarot with energy from charged crystals. Normally I keep them in the same box with my cards, but you could easily stitch a drawstring bag into the edge of this mat to keep something like that with your cards if you wanted to. Would be a good place to keep any kind of protections or used as a juju bag if you like too.

  69. Adorable Nurse :3 says:

    i neeeed iiiiittttt

  70. V.r0n says:

    this was so calming to watch. I love this type of set up for a diy๐Ÿ–ค

  71. Marcia Silva says:

    Thank you, this video is so helpful! I'll try to do make one for me ๐Ÿ˜

  72. kimberley Howes says:

    This is amazing! I've been trying to work out how to make something like this for a while and this is amazing. Love your videos and yooooooou. You've helped me so much in my craft and I just wanna send some of the love you spread back to you. So thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

  73. Brenda Archambault says:

    What a great idea. Thank you

  74. go away says:

    Now I just need tarot cards!

  75. thereaderofoz says:

    Ah yes! I love these so much! I have been wanting to make one, I just didn't know how until now. Thank you!

  76. Superstarjehn says:

    This is great! I cant wait to make one of these. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  77. Shannon Haines says:

    How annoying do you guys think it would be to hand stitch this? I donโ€™t have a sewing machine D:

  78. Sew Lolita says:

    I made my 1st mat last month sometime and I absolutely love it. I used leather strip to close it

  79. Sonny says:

    You could totally sew around the open space and make a little pocket to tuck sigils or petitions into without losing them inside the whole thing o:

  80. Poor ASMR says:

    Can you also make a rune mat? Like it also serves to keep your little sachet of runes with you

  81. Thistle&Sage says:

    Uuuughhh I LOVE this!!

  82. Bookish Nymph85 says:

    I saw an Ahmad tea in your box–their tea it SO good!

  83. Sharkie S says:

    I just ordered some fabric to make myself some of these for my cards and one for
    My box of runes I have. Hopefully they turn out โ˜บ๏ธ

  84. Nate buddha Graham says:

    What a fabulous idea, having it all in one! I love this !

  85. TheEtherialWitch says:


  86. Ryan Maneo says:

    Where do you get your tarot cards?

  87. blah89080 says:

    I think I had one of those moments where the universe just pointed and said look at this channel. Long story short I found myself just caught up with life and so I did an uncrossing candle just to clear up some stuff and then here comes your beautiful channel with a video about shadow work… now Iโ€™m hooked on the happy vibes of this channel taking in all the fun tips and tricks. Also noticed how much tea is consumedโค๏ธ. Might I suggest a local indie brand called dryad tea they offer one called Lokiโ€™s kiss and it tastes like mint chocolate cookies. . Keep the magic flowing !

  88. JorgiPie says:

    omg I love this! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Maike Adam says:

    I love this travel mat! What a wonderful idea! I have just ordered some awesome fabric off eBay! Xxxxxx

  90. Angelica Hernandez says:

    Olivia, what is your deck called?

  91. E Mazey says:

    Love this, I made one last year for a witchy gift swap, mine had a pocket to store the cards and long fold out flap as the mat. I love your videos and your aesthetic. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  92. Tabitha Hodge says:

    Very nice, thank you for sharing this. I enjoy your videos a lot. Keep them coming. Blessed be Olivia.

  93. Emily Rossi says:

    I'm in the middle of making almost the exact same style bag (except square and embroidered) because I'm extra af

  94. Mel says:

    Have you considered outlining your favourite spreads on the fabric?
    Like card outlines with maybe 1,2,3 or past, present,future etc on the inside of the cards outlines too, to show the cards drawing order and or meaning.
    If (like me) you forget what the spreads layouts are and their meanings you could outline multiple different layouts overlapping, using different colours to distinguish between them.
    That way if you usually use your groimoire to remember the layouts, you don't need to bring the big book with you when you travel to be able to remember your spreads.
    Or you could just remember them yourself, I can't I have such a bad memory, at least tarot cards have pictures to help me to remember their meanings.

  95. Lawrenberg Hanson says:

    This is great. Thanks for sharing. I starting learning how to sew this week. I am excited to do a water resistant version and do some color magic with the threads for intuition and clarity.

  96. Bliss Fancy says:

    Yes! Perfect! Can't wait to make my mat!!!

  97. Amethyst Ascension says:

    I also did a how to video on making these mats, I do sew my ribbons a little bit different, but I absolutely love your idea of the stretchy ribbon. Thank you for sharing sweet darling. โ™ฅ

  98. Ashmit Patel says:

    Thank you for trying our Harvest Apple Blend. Hope that you enjoyed it!

  99. Lilithmoon says:

    Love this, thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Frankie Horvath says:

    I would highly recommend top stitching around the edges of the mat once its all turned out – it helps keep the seams from shifting around, and will close up the little gap in the end. Love this idea!

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