Ditty Bag Pattern

Finished ditty bag is 14 inches long by 12 inches wide, with a turned down casing of 1 and 1/2 inches. Please note this is an increased size.


Use 1/2 inch seam allowances.


Add an additional 1 and 1/2 inches to the length dimension for the casing.

If you are able to fold the fabric to eliminate one side seam or the bottom seam, be sure not to
include that seam allowance when cutting.

With right sides together, sew the bottom seam and one side seam.

Working on the wrong side of the fabric on the unsewn side, measure up from the bottom seam
line, marking in the side seam allowance at 13 inches and again at 14 inches. Sew this side seam
right sides together, leaving the 1 inch gap open.

Turn down the 1 and 1/2 inch top casing to the inside and topstitch in place 1 inch from the top.

Turn bag right side out.

Thread a 1 yard long piece of cording through the casing. Knot cord ends.


Alternatively, you can turn down the top casing over the drawstring, pin the edge and sew down about 3/4″ from the top, enclosing the cord.

Turn inside out and knot the ends of the cord together.


Suggested fabrics: medium weight flannel, cotton or denim. Please do not use lightweight fabrics. Cording should be a maximum of 1/4” in diameter. Please do not use embroidery floss, yarn or

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