Kids love a special bag to capture all their loot from the big Halloween event. This simple bag is charming and not a bit scary to make.
Halloween Trick or Treat Bag
Remember going door to door as a kid? Each year we had a different bag, sometimes it was as simple as a homemade fabric bag. This adorable bag is easy to make with two different fabric scraps and a bit of leftover quilt binding.
The bag has plenty of space for treats, plus it is easy to pull closed to keep all that good stuff from spilling out!
The top of the bag is full of glow in the dark eyes, how fun for the littles to play with in the darkness! I used less than a 1/4 yard of fabric of each print for this project. These fabrics came from JoAnn’s. You can order them through my affiliate link here:
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The secret to the bag, is that it has a plastic bottom that allows the bag to retain it’s shape. The plastic is nothing more than the bottom of a gallon milk jug.
- Cut out main fabric, two pieces, 11 ” wide by 15″ long.
- Stitch side seams with right sides together.
- Stitch 45 degree corners at lower edge of side seams. Turn right side out and press.
- Cut Cat’s Eye fabric to size (4 1/2″ wide x 11″ long), use pinking shears to trim lower raw edge.
- Sew right side of contrasting Cat’s eye fabric to the wrong side of bag fabric with 1/2″ seam. Turn right side out.
- Top stitch 1 1/2″ away from edge seam.
- Top stitch again 1″ away from first row of stitching to create drawstring casing.
- Insert quilt binding. Use two pieces cut to 24″ each, sew ends together with zig zag stitch.
- Cut milk jug bottom to a height of 4″. Insert into fabric bag. Enjoy!
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