How to Make a Bag to Put Playing Marbles In

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Things You'll Need

  • Fabric (16- by 7-inch rectangle)
  • Shoelace or 16-inch chord (1/4-inch or less in diameter)
  • Sewing machine or a needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Playing with marbles is a pastime that just about everyone has enjoyed. Marbles have been a part of our world for hundreds of years. Making a bag to store your playing marbles is a quick and easy craft that almost anyone can do. It is a great way to personalize the storage for your marble collection and it makes traveling with them an easier task.

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise so that the pattern is on the inside. Make sure the corners are lined up and the fold is straight.

Sew a straight hem 1/2 inch on both the left and right sides, leaving the top open. Trim off the excess fabric.

Fold the top of the fabric over 1 inch so that the pattern side is bordering the top. Sew a 3/4-inch seam from the top of the bag, being careful not to sew through both layers.

Turn the bag right side out.

Cut a small slit in the top fold above the hem line next to the side seam. Repeat on all sides making a total of four cuts.

Lace the shoelace or chord through the slits. Starting with the right-most opening, lace the chord through to the left side and around the outside of the seam. Then lace through the other side. The chord is now a drawstring and the marble sack is complete.