Learn how to make a drawstring bag with a free dice bag sewing pattern. Faux leather makes an easy sewing project and a great handmade gift.
Our family loves to play all sorts of games, and we play a lot of board games. Some of the game have a lot of dice to keep track of so a dice bag is a great way to organize them and keep them safe.
This dice bag is made from my circle drawstring bag pattern with just a couple of small changes. Use faux leather for a really cool look, and it makes the sewing a little big easier. This bag is pretty big and can fit a lot of dice or game pieces.
I love the look of the faux leather. I have already seen it being used in my kids play time as a dragon leather bag for a “dragon” egg rock they found in the backyard.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.
Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.
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- Free PDF patterns
Free Dice Bag Sewing Pattern
- 1/2 yard of faux leather or pleather – you want a fabric that doesn’t fray for this project
- 1.5 yard of 1 inch wide single fold bias tape – in this post I used 1/2 inch, and it was too thin and hard to use the drawstring
- 1 yard drawstring, ribbon, or cording
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
- Free circle drawstring bag sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post
The pattern says cut out two side pattern pieces and two bottom pattern pieces, but for this project you will only cut one side pattern piece and one bottom pattern piece.
Mark the two casing lines around the outer edge of the side piece. They are 2 inches and 1 3/8 inches from the outer edge.
Match up the two straight side edges and sew. Do not leave a hole in the side seam where the marks are.
Edgestitch the seam allowance open.
Divide the bottom piece into four different sections. Divide the lower edge of the side into four different sections.
Match up the sections of the bottom with the sections of the side. Clip them together and then clip in between.
Sew the pieces together. Sew slowly and carefully since you will be sewing opposing curves together.
Place the single fold bias binding over the lines you marked. Fold the short end under at the seam to finish the edge and to leave a hold for the cording.
Sew one side of the bias binding.
Sew the other side of the bias binding.
Tie one end of the cording into a knot. Attach a safety pin and thread it through the casing until it’s pulled all the way through.
Pull out the two ends of the cording and tie it into a knot.
Pull the drawstring to close the bag or open it up and fill it with dice! You finished!
Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather