Making a Dog Poop Bag Dispenser

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June 18, 2014

Dog Poop Bag DispenserWe recently bought a package of dog poop bags with a dispenser. The dispenser broke almost immediately, leaving us with a bunch of bag rolls without a way to carry them with us. I designed this easy to make fabric pouch that clips to our leash.



  • 1/3 yd fabric
  • curtain grommets
  • snap, button, or Velcro
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • carabiner
  • template

Click here to download the template.


  1. Print template and cut out. (The template measures 7.5 inches by 6.5 inches with .25 inch seam lines.) Pin template to fabric and cut out twice.
  2. cut out two pieces 1
  3. Pin the two pieces right sides together. Sew all 4 sides, leaving an opening, approx. 2" wide, on one of the long sides for turning. Tie off threads, snip corners, and turn.
  4. sew sides
    leave opening to turn
    snip corners
    turn right side out 1
  5. Press with an iron. Turn edges of opening in, pin in place, and top stitch shut. Tie off threads and snip off ends.
  6. press all seams
    sew opening shut

  7. Top stitch the short sides with 1/4" seams. Tie off threads and snip of excess.
  8. top stitch short sides
  9. Find the center of the fabric, marking with a small "x". Align grommet template center with mark on fabric and make template marks.
  10. mark center of fabric 1
    align template with mark
    marks for grommet hole
  11. Pin around template marks to hold both fabric layers in place. Use small, sharp scissors to cut out circle for grommet. Remove pins.
  12. cut out grommet hole
    hole for grommet

  13. Place grommet half (with raised edge) in center of hole. Then put other grommet half (with prongs) over raised edge and press down firmly with your hand.
  14. install grommet 1
    install grommet 2
  15. Cut a piece of ribbon 3" in length and use a lighter to melt the ends to prevent fraying.
  16. melt ends of ribbon
  17. Fold short sides of fabric inward 2", overlapping in the center. Pin in place. Fold ribbon in half and slip into one of the pinned ends, loop on the inside and a little hanging past the edge of the fabric.
  18. fold over at both ends
    pin ribbon loop in end

  19. Sew ends shut, removing pins as you go. Tie off threads and snip off excess.
  20. sew ends shut
    tie off threads on ends
  21. Turn the pouch right side out and press seams.
  22. turn right side out
    dispenser right side out
  23. Measure to find the center of the two sides of the opening. I marked the centers with a pin. Sew on a snap or piece of Velcro to help keep the poop bag roll inside.
  24. find center for snap
    add snap 1
    add snap 2
  25. Attach the carabiner clip to the ribbon loop. Put the poop bag roll into the dispenser, snap it shut, and feed the end of the roll through the grommet.
  26. add roll of bags and snap shut
    feed bag end through hole

  27. Clip the dispenser to the leash so that you always have a bag on hand to pick up after your dog!
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July 20, 2014

This video shows you how to make a cute bag to hold a roll of dog poo bags.

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