These scary cute vintage Halloween treat bags are a quick cut-and-sew project from the Halloween Queen herself, Heidi Kenney. Heidi’s stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Pick a yard up here in a basic cotton or satin fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these monstrously cute treat bags. They’re perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters, as favors for Halloween parties, or for your kiddos to pass out to classmates at school.
Heidi: I designed these using scans of vintage paper Halloween treat bags. I’ve designed them so that 30 full templates will fit on a yard of fabric. If you’re using Basic Combed Cotton, that totals out to be just 58 cents per bag! Not too shabby. Here are the instructions for how to make your own set.
1. Cut out treat bags with a rotary cutter and ruler leaving 1/4 inch and each side, and 3/8 inch on top and bottom.
2. Fold over top and bottom edge right on the edge of the print, and sew across using a 1/4 inch seam.
3. Fold bags in half right sides together, aligning top edge. Stitch both sides with a 1/4 inch seam making sure to start and stop right below your top edge stitching. You don’t want to stitch over the top of this because you need this area to insert your drawstrings.
4. Before turning bags it is easier to insert the drawstrings first. Using an oversized needle thread your string through both channels and tie off on one side. Then to create a bag that closes when you pull both strings do the same but coming out and tying off on the opposite side.
5. Turn bag right side out and iron flat.
About Our Guest Blogger
Hello I am Heidi Kenney, a self-taught artist who creates plush and 3D soft sculptures, happy (& sometimes very sad) plush veggies, donuts, toilet paper rolls, and other everyday food & household items. I was born in Washington DC, and currently lives in Pennsylvania. I started my company and website, My Paper Crane, in 2001 so I would have a place to blog and showcase the plush toys I was making. I have worked closely with Kidrobot to create keychains, pillows, and clothing based on my food designs. Yummy Donuts, Yummy Breakfast, and Yummy Dessert.