Last Minute Halloween Treat Bags


Is it last minute for Halloween yet? I don’t think so really, it’s still a week away. Now when I stay up all night tonight after realizing that I need to sew one more outfit for Quilt Market (leaving tommorrow, eeek!), that will be last minute.

So making Halloween treat bags a week before Halloween is not last minute for me at all even though some might think it is. We have a really cute candy corn themed treat bag from No Big Dill in the Archives (the holiday love page), but since I wanted to use this darling Halloween fabric that a friend gave me, I chose to use the cute little Drawstring Bag tutorial from Threading My Way (archived on the crafty little things to make page).

Let me first say, Pam is a very neat and thorough sewist. Wow. Even the seams inside the lining are finished. Hat’s off to her for sure. Since I rushed my way through I must admit that I did not finish my seams (shame!).

And other than one other tiny thing, I followed the tutorial to the letter. That tiny thing was the drawstring casings. She tells you to sew a little tube (finishing the seam, lol) and then attach that to the outside of the bag. I decided to just press the edges of my casing strip under, pin it on, and stitch. Easy peasy.

You (or rather your kids) might think that these are a tad small for trick-or-treating bags (finished measurments 12″ x 14″ open), but I think they’re perfect. The bags will hopefully get full pretty quick and then the kids will feel so fortunate to have a bag full of candy – less than last year maybe? That’s what I’m planning on, anyway. 🙂
Now I must go pack for Quilt Market. Happy Sewing!

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  1. Oh, they look adorable, Caroline. Halloween looks like it would be a lot of fun.

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