Digging through my Halloween fabric, I noticed that none of the pieces were very big. By combining them with a few everyday fabrics and an old sheet, I was able to design a candy corn treat bag. Now if candy corn doesn’t say Halloween, I don’t know what does. It is the perfect size to use as classroom party favor bags or as a small Halloween gift bag.
Once the pattern has been created, the construction of the candy corn treat bag is completed very quickly. If making multiple bags cut all the pieces at one time and sew each step in an assembly line fashion.
I used yellow piping trim for the handles, but any ribbon, rick rack or trim in any of the three primary candy corn colors can be used. If you do not have orange Halloween fabric, any orange fabric is fine.
Trace two, 9-inch wide by 10-inch long rectangles on the back of wrapping paper. Set one rectangle aside. Place the other rectangle in front of you with the 9-inch edges laying horizontal. The 9-inch edge at the bottom is the base of your candy corn triangle. Measure to find the center of the top edge. Draw lines to connect the base corners with the top center point. Cut out the triangle. Measure down 1 inch from the top point and cut off the point.
Turn the triangle around with the base at the top. This is the top of the candy corn bag. Measure down 1-inch from each corner of the bag’s top. Vertically trim off the corners. This is the lining pattern for the Halloween candy corn bag.
Trace the lining pattern onto the remaining rectangle. Evenly space and trace three vertical stripes 3 inches apart, from the top of the bag to the bottom. Cut apart the stripes. Place each of the stripes on more wrapping paper. Trace around the shapes. Adjust the stripes to accommodate seam allowances. Make the top stripe 3 1/4 inches wide by adding a 1/4-inch to the bottom of the stripe. Do the same for the bottom stripe by adding a 1/4 inch to the top of the stripe. Make the middle stripe 3 1/2 inches by adding a 1/4 inch to the top and bottom of the stripe. Discard the old stripes and cut out the new ones.
Cut two lining shapes and two bottom stripes from white fabric, two middle stripes from orange fabric and two top stripes from yellow fabric. I used basic white cotton, yellow gingham and orange Halloween fabric.
Arrange two candy corn shapes. For each shape, place a yellow stripe at the top, an orange stripe in the center and a white stripe on the bottom. Sew the stripes together using a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Iron the seams open.
Place the candy corn shapes together with the right sides facing and pin. Stitch around the shape leaving the top edge open. This creates the bag. Place the two lining shapes together and pin. Stitch around the shape leaving the top edge open and a 2-inch opening in the center of one long edge.
Cut two, 8-inch lengths of ribbon, rick rack or trim for the handles. Turn the candy corn bag right side out and press. Fold one handle in half, matching the two short ends. Center the ends on the top edge of one bag side. Separate the ends by 2 inches and pin. Note: The handle ends are even with the top edge of the bag and the loop of the handle is up side down and laying on the bag’s side. Pin the other handle to the other side in the same way.
Insert the right-side-out candy corn bag into the wrong-side out lining. Align the top edges and pin. Sew around the top of the bag.
Turn the Halloween candy corn bag right side out through the opening in the side of the lining and press. Hand sew the opening closed.