How to Make a Bingo Bag

How to Make a Bingo Bag

I have a viewer on the YouTube channel who requested that I make a bingo bag. I wasn’t quite sure what that was so I did some research. This seemed like a good pattern for a bingo bag to carry all of the bingo daubers and other bingo related items you may need. I hope she likes it. It is a simple pattern that is basically a drawstring bag with some pouches so anyone should be able to put this bag together. If you would like other handbag tutorials check out my handbag page.

I chose a cute bingo card pattern for my dauber holders and a red cotton canvas for my bag, both of which I ordered online from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores and picked up in store. Of course you could head to Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

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How to Make a Bingo Bag

What you will Need: How to Make a Bingo Bag

  • 1/2 yd cotton canvas for main bag
  • 1/2 yd accent fabric
  • 1/4 yd Pellon 808
  • Cording for drawstring
What you will need

Step 1: Cut Your Fabrics

From the canvas cut two pieces that measure 14″ h x 21″ w. Cut two canvas pieces that are a 7″ diameter circle for the bottom. From the accent fabric cut two pieces that measure 7 1/2″ h x 41″ w. Cut one piece of Pellon 808 to measure 7 1/2″ h x 41″.

Step 2: Mark Your Canvas Fabric

Mark the canvas rectangle so that there is a 1/2″ seam allowance on each side. Then mark a line every 2″. Measure up 7 1/2″ from the bottom and draw a line. You should have 10 rectangles that will be the inner slots for the daubers for your games of bingo.

Draw the 2″ lines

Step 3: Create your Accent Fabric

Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the accent pieces. Place the two pieces of accent fabric right sides together and stitch along there top using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right sides out and press. Topstitch along the seam line.

Fuse the interfacing

Step 4: Mark Your Accent Fabric

Mark a 1/2″ seam allowance on each short end. From there, mark 4″ lines until you reach the end.

Draw the 4″ lines

Step 5: Add the Accent Fabric to the Canvas

Line up the seam allowances and pin. Match up the lines you drew on the accent fabric with the lines on the canvas and pin. Stitch down each line. Pleat the excess accent fabric and pin on the bottom. Stitch on the bottom using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Stitch down the lines
Pleat the accent fabric
Pleated accent fabric

Step 6: Stitch the Bingo Bag Together

Place the piece right sides together. Stitch down 1″ then leave a 1″ opening. Stitch the remainder of the bag using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Make sure the dauber holder fabric is out of the way.

Stitch the bag together

Step 7: Add the Bingo Bag Bottom

Take the 7″ circle and place it right sides together with the outer bag you just created. Pin. Stitch the bottom to the bag using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Add the circle bottom

Step 8: Create the Lining

Create the lining by taking a canvas piece and and stitching the short ends right sides together using a 1/2″ seam allowance but leaving an opening for turning. Add the bottom circle in the same way you did for the main bingo bag.

Create the lining

Step 9: Add the Lining to the Outer Bag

Place the outer bag with the dauber holders inside the lining bag so that they are right sides together. Stitch all the way around the top using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn the bingo bag right side out. Stitch the opening closed. Push the lining into the outer bag and topstitch around the top using a 1/8″ seam allowance.

Place the outer bag into the lining bag
Turn right sides out

Step 10: Create the Casing

Using an erasable pen draw a line just above the opening in the seam and just below the opening in the seam. Stitch along the two lines to create a casing for the cording.

Create the casing

Step 11: Insert the Cording

Insert the cording into the casing and thread it all the way around and out again. You have now finished your bingo bag.

Add the cording
How to Make a Bingo Bag

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