I got a commission from a friend to replace a dice bag that be bought from me previously since his got stolen.
I use this pattern, as I like the fact that it’s lined and reversible.
A couple notes:
- To make the bag have a middle strip in it for, say, some stamps or an accent, instead of cutting 8×6 on the fold (so that it’s really 8×12), I cut three pieces. 1/2 in on the middle for seam allowances, 1/4 on each edge for seams, and we get 3+3+2 = 8 inches of height. The boxed corners on the bottom of the bag makes the strip rest closer to the bottom.
- 3 1/4×6 on the fold TWICE of the background
- 2 1/2×6 on the fold of the strip color
- Don’t leave a gap when sewing around the side/bottom of the lining. You turn the bag inside-out using the gap made for the tie-string, so you don’t need to leave an extra gap.
- The channel for the tie can be as big/small as you need it to be; there is plenty of room for different kinds of materials: ribbon, para-cord, thick rope.
- Sewing around/over the lapels in the various steps gets kinda messy/finicky for both sides. This would probably be the reason I pick a different pattern sometime in the future.
- Also, watch out for the corner where the lapels meet in the last sewing step. If you don’t do things as even/consistent as you can, you can get a hole easily in that spot.
My outer/inner lining for the Zelda bag!
I decided to make 2 bags at once, the second one was using commercial Pokemon fabrics.
Ready to sew and chop off some boxed corners!
Boxed corners on the lining of the Zelda bag! So much ironing to make my seams lay nice.
Finished the sewing parts of the bags. I forgot to take a picture of my stamped and threaded Zelda bag before I gave it to my friend. Pokemon bag was threaded black para-cord with ends burnt to minimize fraying.