Has your child’s Halloween trick-or-treat bag ever broken or ripped, spilling out its goodies? Crying over a pile of Halloween candy that has fallen to the ground does not make happy memories for children. This ‘green’ fabric Halloween trick-or-treat bag will never break, no matter how rough your child ‘treats’ it. You can wash it over and over. Your children can use it year after year for trick-or-treating. My grandsons love the skull design on their bags so much that they want to carry them all year-long for school. Whip up a bunch of these easy to sew fabric Halloween trick-or-treat bags for your favorite children. They’ll never have a broken or ripped trick-or-treat bag again!
Materials Needed To Make A Fabric Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag:
½ yard Halloween fabric
½ inch wide Nylon webbing – 24 inches long
Magnetic closure used for purses
How To Make A Fabric Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag:
Cut two pieces of Halloween fabric at 16 x 17 ¾ inches. Lay the wrong sides of the fabric together. Stitch a ½ inch seam around the two longest sides and bottom edge of the fabric with a straight stitch. When finished, reinforce the seams by sewing a zigzag stitch in the ditch. Stitch the bottom of the bag to give it depth. (See my slideshow here for details.) Turn the trick-or-treat bag right side out.
Cut two 12 inch pieces of nylon webbing for the handles. Pin in place on the trick-or-treat bag. Make sure that the handles are short enough that your child isn’t dragging it on the ground.
Cut a band of fabric at 2.5 x 33 inches long. This will form the lining for the top of the trick-or-treat bag. Fold the bottom edge under ¼ inch, iron and stitch in place. Next, pin the lining to the top of the bag with the fabric’s right sides together. Leave the two ends unpinned, so you can sew them together before you finish pinning. The handles should be sandwiched between the bag’s top and the lining. Make sure they are laying towards the bottom of the bag. Stitch around the top of the bag. Fold the lining inside the trick-or-treat bag.
Iron the top of the trick-or-treat bag so the lining lays in place. Sew a straight stitch along the top edge. Add a magnetic closure to the bag. (See how to do this in my slideshow here.) Finish by stitching the bottom edge of the lining.
Your children will enjoy carrying this fabric Halloween trick-or-treat bag for many years to come.
Happy Trick-or-Treating to all of the witches, vampires, ghosties, goublins, and monsters out there!
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