Saturday, September 15, 2012

Halloween fun

Trick or Treat Bags for the Triplets!

This week, I decided to  make some Halloween trick-or -treat bags for my great niece and great nephews, who happen to be triplets! This is their first Halloween in which they know that they are dressing up and going to get candy.

I got my inspiration from a tutorial on Cluck Cluck ,  called Easy Treat Bag Tutorial.
The tutorial gave me the dimensions for  a toddler sized bag of 11" wide by 13" tall.

I made a few changes to her directions:
  • I used Halloween fabrics, so added Pellon Fusible Fleece 987 to the front and back outer pieces , for strength and shape
  • I used a 1 1/4 inch strip of PFF 987 on the handles, to give strength
Pellon Fusible Fleece 987    I LOVE THIS STUFF!

  • I appliqued the felt shapes on to the fronts of the bags, using Heat n Bond lite  (therm-o-web) iron -on  adhesive.  Then I used my sewing machine  blanket stitch to outline the shapes. 
Applique with blanket stitch
  • I made the boxed corners, for the bottom of the bag, slightly smaller
  • I basted the handles to the front and back, THEN sewed the front and back pieces together.

The handles are basted on to the outer pieces
  • I put right sides together , by placing the lining  (right side out) inside of the outer bag pieces (fleece side out and handles tucked inside between lining and bag pieces)

Turning the bag inside out-   the fun part!!
All ready to fill!
Candy Corn

Black cat.   My kitty, Whiskers, really runs like this when she plays!
Thanks to for the outline shapes for my appliques!

Then came the REALLY FUN part!  My family came for a visit and I gave the kids their bags.

Alex, Andrew and Jack holding their bags
I think they were still confused about what the bags are for... but it won't take long on Trick or Treat Night for them to figure it out!!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Couldn't resist putting in this TRIPLETS AND  Whiskers picture!


  1. wow, your blanket stitch is REALLY neat!! I think I might have to work on my handstitching one day lol x

  2. I was just thinking that I wanted to make a trick or treat bag for my grandson......and then your post appeared! Your bags are adorable and those triplets are something else! As cute as can be!!

    1. Thanks Deborah! I guess we were thinking alike! How old is your grandson?

  3. Too cute! I mean really... what a great idea! I might need to make a candy corn one... I could use it at school for October hehe The triplets with Whiskers pic is adorable. I'm thinking we need more of those ;)

  4. I must say you really do inspire me on doing more sewing. I am still working on the purse I sent you a picture of last week!!! The triplets are adorable. What are you working on today? I will be ready for another road trip next week.


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