Picture of Peppermint Butler Candy Bag
I made a Princess Bubblegum halloween costume for someone last year.  I figured every princess needed a butler, so I made a candy bag to go with it.

I'm including the pattern with this instructable.  Please remember, though, that you can only make these for personal use, not for profit. Peppermint Butler is a copyrighted character.

You will need:  

a pattern (I've uploaded the pdf I made for this.  I'm sure you can figure out how to scale it up to whatever size you want, and piece together the pages you print)
red felt for the stripes and bowtie
opaque white fabric for the body and handle
blue opaque fabric for the suit - I used some flocked remnant scraps I got for free
red quilting cotton for the hands, feet, and lining (and the underside of the handle)
a tiny bit of white quilting cotton for the shirt cuffs
light duty iron-on adhesive
heavy duty iron-on adhesive
muslin for reinforcing
felt for reinforcing
black embroidery floss
white, red, and blue thread for sewing the thing together


fabric scissors
other scissors for cutting out the paper pattern - don't cut paper with your good fabric scissors
embroidery needle
iron and heat safe surface
marking tool to trace pattern onto fabric
a sewing machine  - or - a hand sewing needle, thimble, strong fingers, and oceans of patience

Mmotse037 days ago
This is an amazing tutorial! Thank you so much for all of the work you put into making it, and for the many pictures and the pattern. I absolutely adore it and can't wait to make it!
sadie.rich.1 made it!10 months ago

Thank you so much for the post. I made it a flat shoulder bag. My daughter had to have "girl" colors so we changed him up a bit. :) I sewed the buttons on and should have doubled the coat tail--didn't notice the visible white thread until I was finished...along with all the arm and leg seams on the top vs. the underside.

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Svdownwards2 years ago
Oh my god I love this, thank you!
ecsaul232 years ago
Gotta Love It!
sunshiine2 years ago
There you are! He is so cute! Thanks for sharing.
Love it!!!
bigdwinn2 years ago
Oh my glob! That is flippin' awesome.
bajablue2 years ago
This is downright ADORABLE.

I know where you get your inspiration, but I don't know where you find the time!
Ez-Kabob2 years ago