Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trick or Treat bag -- mini Tutorial

A few years ago i made this trick or treat bag for my son for Halloween.  ill give you a quick low down of how it was made.    can you say S.I.M.P.L.E

The body of the bag (minus the handles) measures 16 high by 12 wide. (this is after sewing).  of course judge your size/measurements by the age/size of your kiddies.  i took a look at a pillow case and kind of went from there.  my son was around 9 when i made this. 

Take your front and back pieces (2) and sew them along 3 sides--bottom and sides leaving the top open-- right sides together.  (good side of fabrics touching).  then turn it right side out, fold down the top twice (to the inside of the bag), iron to create a nice seam,  and sew around the top.  see photo below.  (this is all before adding the handles)

i made some simple handles, sewed them together then sewed them onto the bag as shown below.  nothing fancy cuz this bag will be drug along the sidewalks by the end of Halloween night! 

tada!  youve made your trick or treater their very own halloween bag.  of course there are some REALLY cute fabrics out could mix and match and make the entire thing really fun and funky!  different color handles etc.  get creative!

My son has used it for at least the past 3 years.  It was a little dirty and was washed today, but i think we are beyond trickntreating so it will be packed up and put in our "memories" boxes.  he is now moving onto the adventure of passing out candy and scaring the bigger kids. 

we have a FUN new neighborhood that is planning some parent booths etc!  i cant wait to actually stay home this year, see all the adorable kids and their costumes and pass out the goodies.  this is a first for us....because for the past 18 years we have taken the boys out on halloween.  im pretty gosh darn excited about it too! 

happy halloween!  if you make a bag, id love to see it!  send me a link :)


Val said...

I LOVE simple too! This is so cute.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Cute! We are making totes this week for my nephews to use for trick or treating.

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