|DIY Halloween Treat Bags|
They were super easy and a fun project to make. I saw very similar ones in the Pottery Barn kids catalog that were only $16 (I think). But I thought it would be more meaningful if I made them.
|First you need a bunch of felt. 4 sheets for each bag, plus extra for appliques.|
Reserve one full sheet of felt for the front and one for the back.
|Cut one sheet in half long ways...|
|so you get this. These will be the sides.|
|Then use one of those to measure off a horizontal piece from the last sheet of felt. (for the bottom).|
|Cut out some adorable appliques of your choosing.|
|Next sew the pieces to the bottom.|
|I used a zig zag stitch.|
|And I used the sewing machine.|
|For the felt, make sure you sew the zigzag on the outside, so sew it together with WRONG SIDES TOGETHER!|
|It will look like this when you're done.|
|Take a break and hang out with your cute skeleton kids who will want their bags NOW, even though you're not finished yet.|
|Sew all the lining pieces together in the same way, but RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER!|
Make a handle out of whatever scraps you have left. I forgot to take a picture of this because I was really upset that I didn't have enough black felt and Michael's handle had to be made out of orange. Then I wasted a lot of time lamenting the fact that I couldn't just go to the store and buy more. Ha.
|Then pin the lining inside and sew over it with the zigzag stitch again. Viola!|
Hope everyone has fun Trick-or-Treating!