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Free DIY Dice Bag Pattern and Video Tutorial (It’s reversible!)

When you often play a game that requires the use of multiple dice, carrying, storing, and throwing those dice can become a bother. But you can avoid that nuisance with a practical dice bag.

This DIY dice bag is great for safely storing dice whenever you’re carrying them around, like when you’re going over to your friends for a game of D&D. You can also use the bag for rolling the dice easily without worrying if some of them will drop to the floor and get lost in an alternate dimension.

With our free dice bag pattern and easy step by step instructions, you’ll learn how to make a dice bag in a matter of minutes. And don’t worry about your skill level. This project isn’t complicated like most dice bag projects, so it’s suitable even for beginner sewing enthusiasts.

DIY Dice bag

Below you will find my step by step written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to make a Dice Bag

Supplies and tools

dice bag supplies and sewing pattern

Notes: You can use a variety of fabrics – satin, silk and velvet

DOWNLOAD: FREE DICE BAG PATTERN (Free PDF file includes both dice bag sewing pattern and the dice bag embroidery pattern)

NOTE: All seam allowances are 3/8″ (1cm) unless noted otherwise and are already included in the pattern

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How To Sew a Dice bag

Watch the diy dice bag video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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STEP 1: Prepare the dice bag sewing pattern

Download the D&D dice bag pattern and print it out on a piece of paper. Set the size to 100%, US settings.

Cut out the dice pouch pattern and get rid of any excess paper.

This pattern will provide you with the measurements for a flat bottom dice bag with a 4.5-inch (11.5cm) diameter and ~7 inch (18cm) height. It’s a bag that holds a lot of dice and you can even fit a pack of cards in there!

Dice bag pattern and cut fabrics

STEP 2: Cut out and mark the fabrics

Use your pattern as a guide and cut out the fabric. You will need two round pieces, one from the main fabric and one from the lining.

You will also need four rectangular pieces, two from each type of fabric.

If you want to, you can make the pouch a bit taller or shorter. Just adjust the size of the rectangular pieces according to your desires.

Mark the wrong side on all fabric pieces if it is difficult to tell the right from the wrong with just a look.

Also transfer the markings for the drawstrings on each of the rectangular pieces

transferring pattern markings

STEP 4: Pin fabrics

Take the two lining rectangles and place them on each other with their right sides facing each other.

STEP 5: Start sewing the dice bag

Use a 3/8″ (1cm) seam allowance and sew the two pieces together along both long sides. You’ll get a fabric tube once you finish sewing. Leave an opening unstitched for the drawstring.

Take the two main fabric rectangles and sew them together in the same way you’ve sewn the lining rectangles, with just one difference.

Reinforce the seams with some backstitching.

Main and lining of the dice bag sewn with openings left for drawstring casing

STEP 6: Press seams open

After that, press the seams open and sew them in place to secure them. Pay attention not to sew the opening shut.

Stitch around the opening for the drawstrings – this will ensure that your drawstrings won’t entangle when you insert them and cinch the bag.

STEP 7: Sew the bottom to the tube

Pin the bottom side of the lining fabric tube to the lining fabric circle. Sew the two together with the same, 3/8 inch (1cm) seam allowance you used for all previous sewing.

Do the same with the main fabric pieces.

Make small cuts about an inch apart from each other all around the bottom round edge to allow the fabric to lay flat after you turn it right side out.

Dice bags tubes and bottoms pinned

STEP 8: Sew the lining and the main fabric together

Turn the main piece around and insert it into the lining piece. Align the side seams. Make sure that the raw edges are aligned and that there’s no room between the layers.

Make a stitch along the top edge of the pouch, 3/8″ (1cm) from the top. Leave an opening of about one inch unstitched to turn the pouch through.

Pin the main and lining fabrics

STEP 9: Turn around and sew

Turn the pouch inside-out. Fold the raw edges of the opening inwards and press them. Topstitch them with a stitch that’s about a 1/8″ (3mm) away from the top.

Tuck the lining back into the bag so that the right side of the bag is facing outward.

STEP 10: Make the drawstring casing

Now it’s time to make a drawstring casing and insert the string into it.

Sew two parallel stitches where you left the opening in the second step. One of the stitches should be just below the openings, and the other one on top of it. Go all around the pouch, but be careful not to sew the bag shut.

Drawstring casing of the homemade dice bag

STEP 11: Insert drawstrings

Take one of the 16″ (40cm) ribbons and attach a safety pin to its end or use a bodkin. Thread it through the casing and tie it up to its own end.

Do the same with the second string, but in the opposite direction.

Tutorial how to insert the drawstrings of the dice bag

STEP 10: (Optional) Decorate the dice pouch

If you want to give your dice bag a bit of flair, you should add some embroidery to it.

dice bag embroidery pattern

Download our dice bag embroidery patterns and print them out.

Trace the pattern on the tracing paper and center it on the bag. Then embroider it, starting about 1.5 inches (4cm) from the bottom of the bag.

That’s it, now you know how to sew a dice bag!

What do you think about our dice bag tutorial? Have you tried making this dice pouch yourself? Let us know how it turned out! Also, if you have any ideas for improving the project, share them with us in the comment section below, we’d love to hear them! Enjoy your next D&D game with your new dice bag!

Do you like this? Pin the dice bag pattern for later:

DIY dice bag pin

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 14 comments
Marielle - October 24, 2020

We love dice games! This bag would be a lot cuter and more durable than our current plastic ziploc. Thank you for sharing! I’m visiting today from the Home Matter Linky Party. Have a great weekend!

Kimberly @ Mummepreneur - October 25, 2020

Great tutorial. The clear and detailed explanations makes it easy to follow 🙂
Thanks for sharing this at our #HomeMattersParty

Michelle - October 26, 2020

Lovely tutorial. Thanks for linking up with me.


Life Diet Health - October 26, 2020

Wow, that is such a great description, I might even be tempted to try it myself! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

    Helen - October 26, 2020

    If you have a lot of dice, you’ll definitely wanna make it 🙂

Naush Samama - October 26, 2020

Lovely tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.

Shelbee on the Edge - October 28, 2020

You always have the cleverest ideas especially for things that I didn’t even realize I needed! These are so practical. My kids are always losing dice and other small game bits! Thanks for sharing and linking up.


Shelley Whittaker - October 29, 2020

These look brilliant – even to store small kids toys or hair accessories etc! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

Helen Copson - November 6, 2020

Such a good idea. One of my three year old twins makes it his mission to run off with and hide any dice he finds in games. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

Dana, A Mamanista Life - November 6, 2020

Fab tutorial video! The bags look great xx #KCACOLS

A.J. - September 21, 2022

I don’t see the lines for the draw string area on the pattern I downloaded. How far down is it and how wide did you make it?


    Helen - September 22, 2022

    There are small marks on the left and right of the pattern (see STEP 3 above) – you need to transfer these to your fabric as shown

Katie - November 27, 2022

The downloadable dice bag pattern is not quite correct. First, the square pieces are broken up into two separate pages, what are the actual dimensions of the square pieces? Additionally, there are no marks to indicate where the drawstring channel goes. Is there a different version of the pattern that has these problems fixed?

    Helen - November 28, 2022

    Hi Katie,
    The pattern consists of 2 pages and you should tape them together before you trim the dice bag pattern pieces. I’ve updated the pattern to indicate where the drawstring channel goes. Hope that helps


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