Free 10 Dauber Bingo Bag
Sewing Pattern Instructions


Pattern Instructions

Pattern: Bag
Size to cut: 14" x 21"

Tape 2 poster boards together long ways. 
Measure 14" x 21" and Cut. 
Measure and draw 1/2" seam allowance on both sides. 
Measure every 2" and draw your lines in.
Measure 7 1/2" from the bottom and draw horizontal line. 
Draw 1/2" seam allowance on the bottom if desired.

Pattern: Dauber Holder
Size to Cut: 8 1/2" x 41"
Measure 8 1/2" x 41". Cut. Measure 1/2" seam
allowance on both sides. Draw lines every 4"
to show line placement.

Pattern: Bottom of Bag
Size to Cut: 7" Circle

Time to get the protractor out or a bowl to get the 7" circle.

You should have a total of three patterns like these pictured. 
Ok, I guess I forgot to take a picture of the brown fabric which is the bag itself.

Don't worry, you'll see what I'm talking about here in a minute. Time to cut the puppy fabric for the dauber holders. This is the long fabric pattern. (for daubers)

To make it simple, align the pattern at the top and make small mark. Next, align at the bottom
and make small mark. (every 4") Then take a ruler and draw lines. Fold over 2 times at the
top and sew to make a nice clean edge. (about 1/2" folds)

Next, make your lines on the bag fabric every 2". Don't forget your seam allowance! Be careful to not mark above the dauber holder fabric.

Here comes the fun part! Now, align the puppy dauber fabric to the lines you made on the brown bag fabric. Sew these in place vertically.  Ok, next I'm going to show you how to close the bottom of the dauber holders.

Here you can see how to fold the fabric. Be careful not to cross over into the other dauber holder.

Keep the fold inside the lines. Sew into place with 1/2" seam allowance.

 Here is what the product should look like.

Sew together being careful to align and to not sew the dauber sides together.
I pin mine back for extra precaution.

Ok, now attach the bottom to the bag and sew together.

Now, I used black for the inside liner of my bag. You use the same pattern as the bag and bottom circle without the dauber holder pattern.

Insert the bag liner into the main dauber bag and sew. That makes it look professional on the inside.

Now finish the bag as you would any drawstring bag.
I used two 30" strings and then tie knots at the ends.

Here is the finished product! How Cute!      

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All Rights Reserved. For Personal Use Only. Not for Commercial Use.
No part of this publication may be reproduced or duplicated.
You (an individual) may make and sell bingo bags from this pattern.


  1. what type of material was used for the bag?

    1. 100% Cotton. Thank you for visiting! :o)

    2. How many yards do u need to make this bingo bag

    3. I always buy 1 yard of "design fabric" and 2 yards of "solid color" fabric to make both the circle and square bingo bags. :O) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Super cute! I just made one in less than 2 hours for sure. My first time making a bag. Very easy too. Thanks so much for posting this. :)

    1. Thank you Amanda! I'm glad you like and find this site useful! Please send me pictures of your bags so I can post them on the brag page! Thanks! :O)

  3. Awesome puppy idea, I am definitely going to try this for my friend for a neat Christmas gift. Happy sewing everyone!

    1. Thanks Diana! Please post a picture of your bingo bag when you have it completed! :o)

  4. Can't get this can't line up the lines for 10 daubers.

    1. Dear Miller, I have additional help here... you can learn step by step with me on how to make these awesome bingo bags... :)

  5. Don't see why you would need so much fabric. Looks to me like you could make the bag with the round bottom with 1/2 yard of solid and 5/8 yard of print and have enough print fabric to line inside of bag.

    1. Thank you for your reply Anonymous. When I buy fabric, I buy enough to make both the circle and square bingo bag! Enjoy!

  6. Just made one and it was pretty easy. Nice instructions, easy to follow. Thanks for posting. I always buy a yard of fabric also, I would rather be safe than sorry.

  7. Where can I find your square bingo bag pattern. I have made the round one and was very easy to make. Want to make several of each style for our Labor Day opening bingo at our senior complex for door prizes. Thanks.

  8. Thank you Kelly for being a part of!!! And who doesn't love a little extra fabric to make matching extra hair bows and such??? Please send me a picture of your bingo bag!!! Thanks :) Tanaria

  9. The tutorial is wonderful, but I'm not sure how to add the drawstring? I've never made a drawstring bag before, and wasn't sure if I'm to leave part of the seam open or cut openings in the folded over portion. Help!

    1. Hi Sara, Sorry so long on the reply... I fold over the top and sew, and then I cut two openings at the top... (one on each side to insert the draw string... it can be a little tricky... Thanks for visiting and I would love to see your completed bingo bag!!! <3