Muslim Prayer Mat Tutorial

What is a Muslim prayer mat?:   prayer mat – a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions.

I love making different prayer mats to match the traditional outfits I wear when I go for my prayers for the month of Ramadhan.    Here is an easy tutorial to make your very own prayer mat.

Finished size

  • 31 inches x 42 inches.

Material needed

  • Fabric 1 – 1 metre of a heavy weight printed fabric of your choice.
  • Fabric 2 – 1 metre of a plain contrasting fabric of your choice (usually cotton).
  • Matching thread for sewing.


  • Cut x 1 – top piece from fabric 1.
  • Width 35 inches x 46 inches.

  • Cut x 1 – inside piece from fabric 2.
  • Width 28 inches x 39 inches.


  • Place the cut out top piece right side up.
  • Then place the cut out plain piece wrong side up in the centre of the top piece as shown in image below.
  • Pin in the centre to hold in place ensuring that you have 3.5 inches on all sides of the top piece.

  • Joining the sides together by sewing down the length.
  • When you are done you will have the printed top piece showing approximately 3.5 inches on the top and bottom.
  • Don’t be alarmed if it does not fit perfectly as the top piece is larger than the inside piece.
  • Turn inside out and you will have a neat edge.
  • Pin and press to flatten as shown in the image below.

  • Pin all over to ensure that your top and inside piece lay flat.
  • Now work on the top and bottom edges.  Turn and fold over as shown in image below.
  • Mitre the corners and pin.

  • Once pinned and ready, top stitch neatly around all edges.

  • Once top stitched your prayer mat is ready for use.
  • If you make this prayer mat please share your picture on no3quiltstudio group on facebook.

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