Make this easy last-minute trick-or-treat candy bag in no time at all! Use this super simple pattern, felt, glue, and a bit of sewing to whip up a treat bag for your trick-or-treater. If you don't have a sewing machine (or the skills), don't worry! It sews up quickly by hand too.
Step 1: Materials
To whip this up, you'll need:
- Sewing machine or needle
- Handle (I repurposed an old belt, but grosgrain ribbon or anything sturdy will do)
Step 2: Cut Out Pieces
Print and cut out the attached pattern.
Use the pattern to trace shapes onto your felt. I folded the felt to cut through two layers at once, and traced three pieces. (You need 6 in all)
Seam allowance is already included, so you just have to cut around the lines you marked!
Step 3: Sew
Sew two of the pieces together along one long edge, 1/4" away from the edge.
On a sewing machine, I use the edge of my presser foot as a guide for the edge of the fabric. That way I can sew them quickly without too much thinking.
Sew a third piece to the edge of the two you just made.
Now repeat this process so you have two halves consisting of three pieces sewn together. (see picture below)
Sew the two halves together.
Step 4: Add Handle
To make the bag sturdier, I turned the top edge and sewed it down. First you'll want to determine which side you want facing out, then turn the edge towards the inside and sew it down.
Next, add your handle by sewing it securely to the inside of the bag.
Step 5: Decorate
Decide how you want to decorate your new candy bag, and cut out pieces of felt.
Glue the felt shapes onto the bag and let dry.
Now you're ready to go!
Happy Trick-or-Treating and be sure to show us what you made!
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Betabrand Belt Reuse Challenge