Making your little ones' Halloween costumes from scratch? Why stop there? Sew up some fun and unique treat bags too! Eloisa from the Spoonflower help crew made these creepy cute treat bag cut & sew patterns that you can order here, or you can design your own spooky bags for the perfect Halloween costume accessory!
ELOISA: One yard of my Trick or Treat bag design will provide you with two bags! One Frankenstein and one Bat.
A note on fabric choices for printing the bag pattern: I printed my treat bags on Spoonflower Satin fabric. The colors not only POP, but with the slight shimmer, grays become silver, greens become emeralds– it's an explosion of lush! Our new satin was a limited edition run, but we're pleased to say that it was so well-loved, we're bringing it back in December 2014! Some other good options to print up your bag pattern: Kona cotton works well too, and I've included some photos at the end of the post made up in this premium quilting cotton. You could also choose the Silky Faille that matches the satin's vibrant color, or the Eco Canvas for a sturdier bag!
Other things you'll need to make your bags:
Lining material (your choice of a yard you have on hand or another Spoonflower design!)
Coordinating thread (embroidery thread goes beautifully with the Satin!)
Full instructions for sewing up the bags are printed on the bag pattern, but here are some tips:
STEP 1: Cut all the pieces, then grab your lining fabric and cut the lining using the body of the bag.
STEP 2: Sew all the pieces right-sides facing each other, and make sure you clip corners and notch the curves. For the lining, leave an opening of about 5 inches in one of the sides.
STEP 3: Grab the extra stiff batting, and, using the Bat's wings and the Frankenstein ears, cut the pieces the shapes of these. Then trim approximately as much as your seam allowance (about 1/2”).
STEP 4: With the exception of your lining pieces, turn all your pieces inside out, fill the ears and the wings with their respective batting and top-stitch if you'd like.
STEP 5: Attach the ears and wings to the bags, then sew the sides.
STEP 6: Pin the handles where you would like them to be located.
STEP 7: Grab the lining, and sew it around the top of the bag. Make sure right sides are facing each other.
STEP 8: Using the opening you left open earlier in the lining, turn the entire piece inside out, then sew this piece shut. And you’re done!
Happy Trick or Treating!