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Free drawstring cube bag sample and tutorial

Learn to sew a lined drawstring cube bag with a round backside with this free stitching sample and tutorial. An awesome DIY challenge to enhance your stitching expertise and learn to sew round curves.

lined drawstring dice bag pattern

Final week I made this easy spherical backside bag tutorial, and many individuals questioned if that will be appropriate as a cube bag for wargaming and board video games. 

Did I inform you how a lot I really like getting suggestions about my tutorials?

However, right here’s the reality – in case you plan to retailer heavy objects in your drawstring bag, it will be higher to make it lined, to be extra sturdy and durable.

lined drawstring dice bag pattern

Free drawstring cube bag sample and tutorial

So I made a decision to provide you with this new sample and tutorial for a lined drawstring cube bag with a flat backside. Simple peasy, since I had the maths half already discovered.

The completed bag measures approx 4.5 inches in diameter on the backside and stands approx. 7 inches tall.

In all probability can maintain up tens of cube – however I can’t say what number of for certain since I don’t have that many cube in my home. I photographed the cube bag with some domino tiles for scale.

lined drawstring dice bag pattern

Spherical backside lined drawstring bag – Use it for all the pieces!

These lined drawstring luggage are excellent to make use of as a present bag or to retailer charms, toiletries, jewellery, candles, yarn skeins, gaming cube, or cash. Truly, you need to use them for almost all the pieces!

I really like the truth that the bag is wanting on the within as neat as on the surface. The drawstring cords maintain it securely closed and make it straightforward to shut and open.

Because of the flat spherical backside, the bag stands by itself as effectively when it’s empty as when it’s full.

It took me about half an hour to make it from scratch (roughly the identical as with the easy spherical backside drawstring bag), however in case you are an entire newbie take your eyes off the clock!

Simply take your time and don’t rush the method, it’ll come up a lot sooner the second time.

Associated: 40 straightforward stitching tasks for newcomers

lined drawstring dice bag pattern

Stitching provides – lined drawstring cube bag

Completed drawstring cube bag measurement

Circle backside – 4.5” diameter
5” tall from the underside to the cords’ casing – and seven” tall in complete

Observe: All seam allowances are 3/8″ (except in any other case famous) and are included on this sample.

How you can make a drawstring cube bageasy step-by-step information with photos

Step 1

Please lower out the next items:

– 2 circles with a 5” diameter (1 essential material, 1 lining)
– 4 rectangles measuring 8.17 inches (roughly 8 1/8″) in width by 8 inches in size (2 essential material, 2 lining)

As a matter of truth, you can also make your bag as tall or as brief as you prefer it – simply change the size of your rectangular material items accordingly.

When you will have completed reducing, you need to have the items proven under:

cut fabric pieces

Associated: How you can make spherical material baskets (free sample)

Step 2

Earlier than you begin stitching – If you wish to make your bag extra sturdy, you’ll be able to apply batting or interfacing to the primary circle backside piece (I didn’t, nevertheless I believe my drawstring bag is stable sufficient).

Now, place the liner items with the correct sides collectively and stitch alongside the lengthy facet (8.17 inches) with a 3/8″ seam allowance.

Should you use non-directional materials (like I did) it’s greatest to mark all sides with a material pencil – W for width and H for peak – instantly after reducing the items to keep away from confusion. The distinction between width and peak is in any other case unnoticeable, however it’ll matter ultimately, if you’ll connect the underside circle.

fabric, side seams, gauge, pins

For the primary material items, do the identical, however go away a small opening – the primary 2 1/4” and the second 2 3/4” from the highest of the bag. Backstitch initially and finish of your stitches.

fabric, sewing pins, gauge

Step 3

Press the seam allowances open and sew into place round that small opening.

scissors, fabric

Stitching the seam allowance in place is our greatest probability of getting it out of the best way. In any other case, the security pin will almost definitely get caught in there whereas attempting to insert the cords into the casing.

Step 4

Align and pin the material circle to the underside of the bag (double-check the place of that opening! don’t sew the highest of the bag to the underside circle!) and stitch it with a 3/8” seam allowance, for each essential material and lining.

It must be an ideal match – or shut sufficient, not less than – in case you lower your material items appropriately.

round bottom drawstring bag, pins

Lower small snips round circle bottoms (not pictured right here, sorry!). This step will make your curved seam to take a seat good and flat after you flip the bag proper facet out.

round bottom drawstring bag

Additionally, no want to complete the seams, since it is a lined bag and there will likely be no seen uncooked edges in the long run.


Stitching a curve isn’t laborious in case you consider the curve as various small straight stitches. It’s helpful to regulate the sew size to 2.00 or 2.5 mm so you’ll be able to sew extra slowly.

Each third or fourth sew or so, it’s a must to raise the presser foot and pivot the material barely earlier than placing the foot again down as you sew. This helps you information the needle across the curve. Should you’ve by no means sewed round a curve, right here’s a helpful Youtube tutorial that may assist you.

Step 5

Placing the liner into the bag, proper sides collectively. Align the liner seams with the outer material seams.

lined drawstring bag, sewing pins

Sew alongside the highest edge with a 3/8″ seam allowance, and go away a beneficiant 3” opening within the heart.

lined drawstring bag tutorial

Step 6

Attain by means of the opening on the prime and switch the bag proper facet out.

turn the bag right side out

Step 7

Tuck within the uncooked edges of the opening and topstitch 1/4″ away from the highest edge. You could wish to use a bobbin thread that matches the colour of the lining.

topstitch drawstring bag

Step 8 

Let’s make the channel for the drawstring cords. On the correct facet, I sewed across the prime of the bag about 1 1/2″ from the highest edge.

Use the free arm in your stitching machine, it makes issues a lot simpler!

free arm, sewing macgine, sewing gauge

Should you’re a newbie and also you’re undecided what a free arm means, check out this image. Chances are high that your stitching machine has one, too.

free arm sewing machine

Then I did the identical, this time 2 1/4″ away from the highest edge. The spacing will depend upon how broad your drawstring cords are.

Step 9

For this step, you want two drawstring cords, and every of them must be twice larger than the bag’s width, plus 2 or 3 extra inches.

Connect a security pin to 1 finish of the primary drawstring wire, and feed it by means of the casing. Tie the ends of the wire in a easy knot. Then, begin on the other facet of the bag, and repeat with the opposite wire.

drawstring dice bag, cords

The entire thought is to have one loop and two ends of the drawstring on all sides in order that if you pull them each concurrently, the drawstring bag will shut.

lined drawstring dice bag pattern
drawstring bag, domino tiles

How you can make a BIGGER lined cube bag

Lower out the next items:

– 2 circles with a 7” diameter (1 essential material, 1 lining)

– 4 rectangles measuring 11.31″ in width by 11″ in size (2 essential material, 2 lining)

Repeat steps 1-9.

That’s all!

I hope you discover this lined drawstring cube bag sample helpful! Completely satisfied stitching!

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