Hello again my friends! It’s Stephanie from Stephie B’s Designs here again with another fun Halloween project as we get closer and closer to pumpkins, trick or treating, and costumes (oh my!)… Halloween treat bags!
Trick or treating will look very different this year in neighborhoods across the country, but I’m sure we can agree that we all still want to make it magical and wonderful for our little ones.
I’ve seen tube chutes, wire contraptions, doggie go-betweens, and so many other fantastic ideas floating around social media to maintain social distancing while still allowing kids to take part in this fun tradition. I think these super fun, super easy, and potentially long-lasting treat bags are just the ticket. 🙂
So let’s get started!
- Halloween (or any cute!) fabric.
- Ribbon. I recommend 1/4″ satin, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
- Scissors or a rotary cutter and self healing mat.
- Pinking shears. Optional – but highly recommended
- Pins or clips.
Step 1. Cut out your fabric.
I made two different pieces of fabric for one (lazy!) reason… I already had a ton cut out for masks!
One was 5″x7″ – the size of a kid’s pleated mask – and the other was 6″x4.5″ – an adult sized pleated mask cut in half. Use what you have, right?!
You’ll need two pieces for each treat bag.
Step 2. Prep your bags.
Place your two pieces together, with right sides together.
Pin or clip in place.
Optional… I cut the tops off each treat bag with my pinking shears to avoid fraying. If you don’t have pinking shears, no biggie! You can leave the edges raw and the bags will still look great and work perfectly.
And if you cut off the top a bit crooked as I did… oh well! There will be treats inside… no one will notice! 🙂
With the pieces I already had on hand and a few others that I ended up cutting, I prepped 20 bags in about 30 minutes. Love that!
Step 3. Sew.
I tend to use a 1/4″ seam allowance (SA) whenever possible, but feel free to use what you’re comfortable with. They’re your bags – you get to choose!
Sew down one side, across the bottom, and up the other side, making sure to backstitch as you start and finish.
That’s all the sewing that’s involved with this project!
Trim the bottom corners (more about trimming here: Reducing Bulk), flip right-side-out, then clip stray threads.
There you have it! One more step to go!
Step 4. Fill and tie.
This is the fun part… add your treats!
My 4yo got involved with this step (and snuck a few pieces of candy while he was at it. Probably more than he’s had this entire year!).
Once the treats are in, tie off the bag with strips of ribbon – anywhere between 10″-13″ should be perfect.
And that’s that!!!
How adorable are these?! I hope each one makes someone smile. 🙂