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Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial

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Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial…

Happy Halloween!  Have I said it enough, I love this Holiday, the costumes, the treats (The tricks not so much), and the decorations. Oh, how I miss the Kiddo in her cute little costumes. She was Pooh bear one Halloween and she was precious. It’s just not the same now that she is a teenager. At least we do still get to go to my Aunt’s Halloween Party.

This year I decided to make the kids goodie bags, but not the little plastic ones, these are small drawstring flour sack bags. (Note you can buy canvas totes and iron patches on if you don’t sew.)

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Materials:
2 Flour sack towels (Makes 6 bags)
Ribbon – 1/8″ and 7/8″ sizes You can get them in 9 and 10 yard rolls.
I used scrap that I had available and matched it with the designs.)
Embroidered, iron on, or painted Halloween images. (I used Urban Threads Apothiscary designs.)
Basic sewing supplies.

Step 1

Cut the flour sack towel in to 18″ x 10″ rectangles. You should get 3 rectangles from each towel.

Embroider, stamp, paint, or iron on your design.

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Cut your 7/8″ ribbon 1″ -1 1/2″ shorter that the width of the rectangle. Mine is 17.5″
Cut the 1/8″ ribbon 16.5 x 2 = 33″

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Step 2

Pin the ribbon about 1″ from the top edge. I just eyeballed it. Seal the edges of the ribbon with a lighter or turn under 1/8″ and pin.
Make sure you have at least 1/2″ on each side of the ribbon to sew the bag together.

You do not want to sew the edges of the ribbon closed.

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Sew as close to the edge of the ribbon as you can on the top and bottom edges.

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You now have a channel for the drawstring.

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Step 3
Fold the bag over right sides together lining up the ribbon.

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Sew the bottom and open side. Be very careful not to sew over and close the drawstring channel. To make the bags a little more durable zig zag or surge the side and bottom edges along the straight stitch. (I matched the thread to the design.)

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Turn out the bag.

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 4
Thread the 1/8″ ribbon through the channel.

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Pull the ribbon through the bag and leave an even amount of ribbon on both sides.

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Tie the ends in a knot.

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Trim the ends at an angle and seal.

Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

You can now fill the bag with super scary and cool treats.

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Halloween,

                                                                                         Heather

 

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5 thoughts on “Big Kid Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial

  1. These turned out great! Have a great week 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping buy I’m glad you like them.

  2. This turned out really good! Seems easy enough too!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

    1. It really is pretty easy. I’m glad that you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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