Friday, October 19, 2012

How to make a rock climbing chalk bag?

Chalk Bag Beta!
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Materials and Supplies
*Must have a sewing machine to assemble.   

Inner Lining (Recommended Fabric:  White Minky Fleece/ Polar Fleece)
- Rectangular Piece 15" by 6.5"
- Circular Piece about 5.5" diameter

Outer Lining (Recommended Fabric:  Cotton Print/ Twill/ Canvas)
- Rectangular Piece 15" by 6.5"
- Circular Piece about 5.5" diameter

White and Black Thread (I like to use black heavy duty upholstery thread, but not required)s

Eyelet 1/4" or 6mm (Make sure you buy the one with a little tool to use to close the eyelet and have a hammer available)

2 pieces of Black Webbing (1" thick) - 15" piece and 4.5" piece
1 Black Plastic Cord Stopper


 1)  Fold the long piece of webbing in half and use it to sew the inner and outer fabric pieces together.  (This is a great way to keep the top rigid)
 2)  Start by sewing about 2 inches away from the edge as shown in the picture.  Make sure you are sewing all three pieces at the same time.  (this is a little tricky so sew carefully and slowly)
 3)  You want to stop sewing at the same distance on the other side which is about 2 inches away from the edge.  The edges of the webbing will be sewn after the fabric edges are sewn together.

4)  Sew the edges of the fabric pieces with the under side out shown in the bottom left.
5)  Flip the right side out and start sewing down the webbing again, one side at a time shown in the bottom right.

6)  Use the other piece of webbing to cover the webbing edges.  Sew it down with the zig-zig pattern seam for a better hold.


  7)  Flip to the other side and finish sewing the small webbing piece.  This will be a loop to hold the chalk bag on a belt or carabiner.  Make sure you are sewing the webbing to the outer fabric and no the inner fleece.
 8)  Find a good spot for your eyelet and make a little hole.  Use eyelet tool and hammer to close the eyelet.  The cord will go through this after the chalk bag is completed.

 9)  Flip it inside out and sew the bottom outer fabric piece.  

Sewing a perfect circle is sometimes difficult if you don't have the right circle piece and fabric length.  A tip:  Sew it like the picture shown.  Start with the rounded edges and then the straight edge.

10)  Sew the bottom inner lining.  (I took as many pictures as I can to clarify how this works)
The fleece is pretty easy to work with.  Just sew around the edges as much as possible.  Flip the right side out and close it off.
11)  Keep the inner lining outside the bag.  Tie a knot at the end of the cord and feed the loop end through the eyelet hole.

12)  You can feel the cord inside the bag.  Using both hands, push the inner lining fleece between the cord.


 Voila!  Want this simple chalk bag and don't want to make it?  Buy it in my shop for only $20 at  Check out my other designs and styles!  Thanks!

Don't have a sewing machine but you can crochet?
Try this! Crochet a Chalk Bag!


  1. This is a great write up, however some pictures are not working.

  2. Hi, is seem alowance included on your measurements or do I need to add xx