Tabletop gamers, whether they be old school Dungeons and Dragons players or newer tabletop game aficionados, have a soft spot in their hearts for dice. Gamers collect dice and hold onto their dice with the ferociousness of a mother bear defending her cubs (I admit to still having the first two d10s I bought). As such, dice bags are always needed to hold these precious multi-sided bits of plastic and stone. This D&D dice bag is super easy to sew and can easily be made in any size needed. A 3″x4″ bag will hold two sets of polyhedral dice while a larger 6″x7″ bag might hold close to 100 dice.
I like to make these bags to give to new players with a started dice set. It’s also a great project for using Spoonflower swatches from my shop.
Easy Sew Dice Bag Supplies
Fabric – 8″x8″ for a 3″x4″ bag or 14″x14″ for a 6″x7″ bag
String – You can use a leather strip, ribbon, hemp cord, or any other narrow string-like material you prefer for the drawstring. You’ll need 6″ for the small bag or 12″ for the large bag.
Sewing Machine threaded with coordinating color thread
Easy Sew Dice Bag Directions
Fold the Sides of the Fabric
Fold in the sides of the fabric 1″. This will make sure the drawstring opening has a finished edge. This will be the sides of your bag.
Fold Fabric in Half
Fold the fabric in half so that the tucked sides are now inside and still on the sides. The fold of the fabric will be the top of your bag.
Sew Drawstring Channel
Sew a seam 1/2″ from the fold of the fabric. Remember to back stitch at the beginning and end of the seam.
Thread your drawstring through the channel you just created. It is MUCH simpler to install the drawstring now instead of after finishing the bag assembly. Especially for the smaller bag, you’ll save yourself a lot of threading headaches if you install the drawstring now.
Sew Side of Bag – Then Bottom of Bag
Fold fabric again so that the two drawstring ends are together. Drop your needle about 1/2″ below the channel seam, backstitch to just below the channel seam and then sew down the bag side. Do NOT sew across your drawstring. Turn and sew across the bottom of the bag.
Clip Threads and Turn Bag
Clip threads and turn bag right side out. Tie ends of drawstring to finish.