Wednesday, October 28, 2009

halloween bag tutorial

I wanted to share this tutorial for making a halloween candy bag for a toddler. My daughter is dressing up as a princess so I made a princess bag but it could be adapted to any costume. It only takes 20-30 minutes to make.

1. Start with 3 pieces of pre-cut felt
2. Cut out a shape that represents something from the costume (i.e., a crown)
3. Cut out any accent shapes
4. Sew accent shapes onto the main shape using a small, straight stitch
5. Pin and sew larger shape onto one piece of the larger felt using a small, straight stitch
6. Cut two strips out of the felt you used to make your shape
7. Pin and sew one strip to each of the two larger felt pieces for handles. I used a small, straight stitch and sewed in a square
8. Pin both larger pieces together with the handles facing in and the shape facing out. Sew along the edge leaving a 1/4" seam allowance using a large zigzag stitch

Now your toddler will have a candy bag they can easily handle and that doesn't fit too much candy.

Here is the chocolate chip cookie purse that I made for my friend's daughter. She is going to be Cookie Monster for Halloween but decided she needed a purse to go with her costume. It was so fun to make. I used light and dark brown felt and lined it with scraps I had of an Amy Butler fabric. A must-have Halloween accessory!

1 comment:

Renee de Montaigne said...

Where do you find the time? She is a lucky girl. Totally sweet!