No-Sew Embroidered Dice Bag

  • 01 of 06

    Embroider and Make a No-Sew Drawstring Dice Bag

    Embroidered Dice Bag
    Embroidered Dice Bag. Mollie Johanson

    If you love playing games that use lots of dice, you probably need a way to carry those dice. This easy DIY drawstring bag is perfect for holding your favorite game piece of chance, and you can customize it with embroidery of your favorite variety of dice!

    Similar to this embroidery project pouch (which would be perfect for holding several small games instead of stitching), you won't have to do any sewing! In fact, you could skip the embroidery so it's a project with zero stitches. But...MORE why do that when you can have a pouch with an embroidered die?

    You can make this project in an evening or even do the stitching in-between turns on game night!

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  • 02 of 06

    Dice Bag Materials & Embroidery Pattern

    Multi-Sided Dice Embroidery Patterns
    Multi-Sided Dice Embroidery Patterns. Mollie Johanson

    For best results, read through all of the instructions before starting.

    Materials

    Wool blend felt - 12x12in
    Fabric - 12x12in
    Embroidery Floss
    1/2in wide twill tape or other cotton cording - 20in
    Large wood bead
    Tracing Paper
    Needle
    Scissors
    Pins
    Craft knife and cutting mat

    Embroidery Pattern

    Download the multi-sided dice embroidery pattern as a JPG and resize it as you wish. For the drawstring bag, you will most likely want to shrink the patterns some. They are given here at a large size so you can use them...MORE in a variety of other projects too.

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  • 03 of 06

    Getting Started and Embroidering the Design

    Embroider a Die on the Felt Circle
    Embroider a Die on the Felt Circle. Mollie Johanson

    Cutting

    Cut an 11-12in circle from the felt and fabric. A large dinner plate makes an excellent template for this. Set aside the fabric circle.

    Embroidery

    Choose one or more of the dice patterns and embroider it onto the felt circle using the tracing paper method for marking the pattern. Place the pattern so it is horizontally centered and about 1in above the center vertically.

    The embroidery in the sample uses three strands of floss and back stitch.

    After the embroidery is finished, carefully tear...MORE away the tracing paper.

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  • 04 of 06

    Cutting the Drawstring Slits

    Pin the Layers and Cut Slits
    Pin the Layers and Cut Slits. Mollie Johanson

    Pin the felt and fabric together with wrong sides facing. Place 12 pins evenly around the circle. Make a 1/2in to 5/8in mark between each pin. Each mark should be at least 1/4in from the edge.

    Place the pinned circle on a cutting mat and use a craft knife to cut a slit on each line. A sharp knife should have no trouble cutting through both layers. If you'd rather, you can fold the felt and fabric and cut the slits with scissors.

    Move the pins and cut 12 more slits between the first 12, so you...MORE have a total of 24 evenly spaced slits.

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  • 05 of 06

    Weaving the Drawstring

    Weave the Drawstring Through the Slits
    Weave the Drawstring Through the Slits. Mollie Johanson

    Starting on the felt side, weave the twill tape or cording through the slits in the circles. Both of the circles should be held together as you do this. 

    As you make your way around the circle, you will need to gather the edge of the bag together so the drawstring can go through all of the slits. 

    There's no need to attach the fabric lining to the felt, because the drawstring will hold it in place. Over time, the lining may fray some, but that adds to the charm of the bag.

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  • 06 of 06

    Finishing the Dice Bag

    Add a Bead for a Closure
    Add a Bead for a Closure. Mollie Johanson

    To finish off the drawstring, slide a large wooden bead over the two ends of the cording and tie the ends together with a large knot. This will prevent the bead from sliding off the end. 

    Slide the bead toward the bag to hold the dice bag closed.

    Fill your new bag with your gaming dice and get ready to play!

    Of course, you can use different patterns on a felt drawstring bag like this to use it for other purposes.

    You can also easily make a larger bag by simply starting with a larger circle. You may...MORE also want to make additional drawstring slits to help the bag close all the way.