Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Trick-or-Treat bags made easy!

I'm ahead of schedule this year. I usually don't start thinking about Halloween until October 1st, but this year I've cranked out a few Halloween projects well ahead of time. One of the first projects I finished was a Trick-or-Treat Bag.

Do you remember the Lil' Girl Springtime Totes that I made? Well, this Trick-or-Treat Bag is the same pattern. If you're interested in making one of these Halloween totes, just buy some cute Halloween fabric and follow the Lil' Girl Springtime Tote instructions (sans the fabric flower on the front!).

The fabrics I chose for these bags are the dream child of Alexander Henry and can be purchased at Fat Quarter Shop (and many other places). I was introduced to this line at "Your Fabric Shopper."  I combined Endora's Dots, Witches in Stitches, and Witchy Stitchy Owl with natural muslin to make these adorable Trick-or-Treat bags.

I love the thought of a Trick-or-Treat bag that is used year after year -- at least while the children are small and need only a little tote -- rather than a pillowcase! I'm a sucker for traditions.

Last year I also made some Trick-or-Treat Bags for my grandkids. (Pictures below.) You can see the post about these little bags here. The bags were appliqued, but otherwise the pattern was the same as the Lil' Girl Springtime Tote except the front piece was only one piece of fabric, so its measurements were identical to the back piece of the tote. Before sewing the bag together, I cut out a rectangular piece of fabric and appliqued it to the front piece of the tote. Then I appliqued a piece of "candy corn" on top of the rectangle. Below are a few examples from that sewing spree...


All of these totes are so easy to make and they make fun little Halloween gifts for the ghosts and goblins in your life!

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